Washington, D.C.—The tennis teams split with Georgetown University, as the women came away with a 5-2 victory, while the men fell by the same score to the Hoyas.
Junior Cornelia Carapcea (Constanta, Romania), sophomore Alice Chen (Gaithersburg, Md.) and freshman Ana Mungo (Summit, N.J.) led UMBC to the win. Carapcea combined with Chen to win, 8-5 at No. 1 doubles, while Mungo teamed with classmate Emily Mannix (Hillsborough, N.J.) to win at No. 2 doubles and capture that point, 8-4. In singles play, Carapcea triumphed at No. 3 singles, 6-3, 6-4 over Elizabeth Winokur, Chen prevailed at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-2 over GU’s Stephanie Cohen, and Mungo came away with a well-earned 7-6 (5), 4-6 (10-4) victory over Courtney Olsen at the No. 1 singles slot.
Junior Joy Adewumi (Phoenix, Ariz.) also earned a point for UMBC, with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Maxi Thiels at No. 4 singles. The Retrievers improved to 5-3 on the season and earned their fourth consecutive victory.
The men could not replicate their 4-3 win over Georgetown in this past fall’s ECAC Championship second round match and dropped to 7-4 on the spring. UMBC split the top two doubles matches, and sophomores Chris Meyer (New Market, Md.) and Logan Bricker (Shenandoah, Va.) dropped a tough 9-7 decision at No. 3 singles as the Hoyas earned the doubles point.
Seniors David Jackson (Eldersburg, Md.) and Irfan Shamasdin (Pickering, Ont.) excelled for UMBC, combined for a 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles and capturing their No. 4 and No. 3 singles matches respectively. But Bricker lost a tough three-set match at No. 5 singles, falling to Georgetown’s Ken Wong, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 and Meyer (No. 1), junior Nick Savage-Pollock (No. 2) and senior Fernando Ferreira (No. 6) all lost 7-5 second sets to fall in straight sets to the hosts.