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Women's Tennis Wins Sixth Straight Match With 7-0 Blanking of Albany
BALTIMORE--The UMBC women’s tennis team won for the second time in three attempts against America East competition, as the Retrievers blanked Albany, 7-0, in chilly conditions on USTA Kids’ Day at the UMBC Tennis Complex.
UMBC has now won six consecutive matches and is now 10-4 on the campaign. The Retrievers split earlier matches with Hartford and Boston University, blanking the Hawks, 7-0, and dropping a 5-2 decision to the Terriers.
"The women stepped up for our conference match today and were solid in both the doubles and singles,” head coach Rob Hubbard said. “They have been working very hard on both aspects of their game and it is starting to pay off."
The Retrievers swept all three matches to capture the doubles point. Junior Emily Mannix (Hillsborough, N.J.) and sophomore Carmen Jackman (Silver Spring, Md./Blake) only dropped one game apiece en route to 6-1, 6-0 victories at Nos. 4 and 2 singles respectively.
Freshman Lorena Valente (Florianapolis, Brazil) won the match-clincher, defeating Susan Ma, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. Countrywoman senior Barbara Couto (Teresopolis, Brazil) concluded the shutout with a dramatic 6-3, 6-7 (9), (11-9) victory over Sarah Iannone at No. 6 singles.
UMBC returns to action on Tuesday, March 30, as the Retrievers host another America East rival, Stony Brook at 2:00 p.m.