BALTIMORE- UMBC senior Kim Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany) turned in a dominant performance in singles, but the Retrievers dropped a narrow 4-3 decision to visiting Georgetown at the Retriever Tennis Complex.
After the Retrievers dropped the doubles point, Berghaus stormed out from the outset of the match at the No. 1 position. She overwhelmed Victoire Saperstein, 6-1, 6-0 and Retriever freshman Mariami Dolashvili (Alushta, Ukraine) followed suit, as she took out Madeline Jaeger, 6-4, 6-4, at the No. 3 position.
"All of the girls came out ready to fight," said head coach Rob Hubbard. "Kim has continued to get stronger and stronger since the shoulder surgery. She's always mentally tough, but she was really on top of it today."
But Georgetown rebounded and won the next three singles matches at the Nos.2, 5 and 6 postions to capture the match.
However, UMBC sophomore Isabel Aldunate (Bowie, Md./Home School) captured the final point of the match, fighting off a difficult second set to defeat Sophia Barnard, 6-3, 0-6, 6-3.
The Retrievers slipped to 6-9 on the campaign, while Georgetown evened its record at 9-9.
The Retrievers have a busy weekend, traveling to America East foe Binghamton for a Saturday contest before competing at the Retriever Tennis Complex for the final time in 2014 when they welcome Coppin State on Sunday afternoon.
2 Madeline Jaeger/Taylor Perz, G, def. Mariami Dolashvili/Isabel Aldunate, UMBC, 8-5
3 Kim Berghaus/Adriana Aldunate, UMBC vs. Sophie Panarese/Sophia Barnard, G,did not finish
1 Berghaus def. Saperstein ,6-1, 6-0
2 Kelly Comolli, G, def. Kurasz, 7-5, 6-2
3 Dolashvili def. Jaeger, 6-4, 6-4
4 I. Aldunate def. Barnard, 6-3, 0-6, 6-3
5 Panarese def. A. Aldunate, 6-4, 6-0
6 Koenen def. Stange-Jonsson, 6-0, 6-2