Women's Tennis Wins Opener at Navy, 4-3

The UMBC women's tennis team opened the 2011 season with a 4-3 win over host Navy on Sat., Jan. 22.


The Retrievers won the doubles point, as both the Nos. 1 and 2 tandems were victorious. Junior Carmen Jackman (Silver Spring, Md./Blake)  and Julia Gragera-Cano (Badajoz, Spain) won an 8-3 decision at No. 1 doubles, while senior Emily Mannix (Hillsborough, N.J.) and partner Kim Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany) triumphed, 8-4, at No. 2 doubles.


Berghaus captured her single match, 6-4, 6-1 over Navy's Decquir, at No. 2 singles, followed by Jackman's 6-4, 6-4 victory over Griffin. UMBC earned its fourth and match-winning point when Gregara-Cano earned a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Navy's Ton at No. 3 singles.


UMBC returns to action on Fri., Jan. 28 when they host St. Francis (N.Y.) at Twin Lakes RC.