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TENNIS TEAMS SPLIT WITH QUINNIPIAC; MATCH VS. GEORGETOWN POSTPONED DUE TO HIGH WINDS
Baltimore, Md.óThe menís tennis team played its first home match of the season and edged Quinnipiac, 5-2, in howling winds at the UMBC Tennis Courts. The Retrievers improved to 4-6 on the season. In womenís action, Quinnipiac nipped a depleted UMBC squad, 4-3. The Retrievers, down to four available players, had won two straight, but fell to 2-8. The matches were played despite winds that gusted over 40 miles per hour. Todayís matches vs. Georgetown has been posted due to continued high winds in the area. On the menís side, UMBC took the doubles point, winning all three matches, including a nail-biting 8-7 win by the No. 3 team of Fernanda Ferreira and Lief Hollowell. Three of the six singles matches went three sets and UMBC prevailed in two of the three. At No. 3, sophomore David Jackson dropped the first set, 7-5, but defeated Stefano Salvatore, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. Freshman Nick Savage-Pollock split sets with Jonathan Russo at No. 4, but captured the third set to triumph, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Ferreira won in straight sets at No. 6, 6-0, 6-1, while sophomore Irfan Shamasdin earned a 6-2, 6-0 win at the No. 2 position. On the womenís side, the visiting Bobcats won the doubles point, but UMBC, playing with only four athletes, earned wins at the top three singles positions. UMBC had to default at both No. 5 and No. 6 singles, and junior Elizabeth Anderson dropped a tough three-setter to Amanda Petruzzi, 7-5, 0-6, 6-3. Five Retrievers remained sidelined with injuries.UMBC 5, Quinnipiac 2Doubles: #1 James Tyler/Nick Savage-Pollock, UMBC def. Andrew Chan/Michael Racioppo, Q, 8-6; #2 Irfan Shamasdin/David Jackson, UMBC def. Stefano Salvatore/Goldy Sherril, Q, 8-2; #3 Fernando Ferreira/Lief Hollowell, UMBC def. Jonathan Russo/Tom Curran, Q, 8-7.Singles: #1 Chan, Q, def. Tyler, UMBC, 6-7, 6-2, 6-0; #2 Shamasdin, UMBC def. Racioppo, Q, 6-2. 6-0; #3 Jackson, UMBC def. Salvatore, Q, 5-7, 7-3, 6-2; #4 Savage-Pollock, UMBC def. Russo, Q, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; #5 Sherrill, Q, def. Mehrban Iranshad, UMBC, 6-1, 6-2; #6 Ferreira, UMBC def. Greg Kreyman, Q, 6-0, 6-1.Quinnipiac 4, UMBC 3Doubles#1 Gabby Pasternak/Jackie Herb, Q, def. Ale Pedergnana/Cornelia Carapcea, UMBC , 8-7. #2 Tina Hoang/Amada Petruzzi, Q, def. Joy Adewumi/Elizabeth Anderson, UMBC, 8-4 #3 Danellie Rodriguez/Amy Surrazio, Q, won by default. Singles#1 Pedergnana, UMBC def. Pasternak, Q, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; #2 Carapcea, UMBC def. Hoang, Q, 6-4, 7-5; #3 Adewumi, UMBC def. Herb, Q, 6-3, 6-4. #4 Petruzzi, Q, def. Anderson, UMBC 7-5, 0-6, 6-3 #5 Rodriguez, Q, won by default. #6 Rosenberger, Q, won by default.