Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC women's tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision against Xavier at the UMBC Tennis Complex, the Retrievers' first match played in over two weeks. The Retrievers record is 6-8 for the season, while Xavier improves to 14-5.
The Retrievers fought hard, and four players extended their opponents. In her first action of the spring, sophomore Shannon Cleary (Little Bay, NSW, Australia /Randwick) stormed back at the six position after a difficult first set to force a tiebreaker, but she fell 6-0,7-6 (6). Her classmate Madlena Kurasz (Zlotoryja, Poland / John Paul II Secondary School) lost a heartbreaker at the two spot, 7-5, 7-5. Freshman Mariami Dolashvili (Alushta, Ukraine) took her first set, 6-4, at the No. 3 position, but fell, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1.
The Retrievers will return to action for their final home match of the season against Georgetown, on Wednesday April 9, at 2:00PM.