Women's Tennis Blanks Albany, 4-0; Advances to America East Tournament Semis

Julia Gregara-Cano won her match, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles
Julia Gregara-Cano won her match, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles

New Haven, Conn. – The fourth-seeded UMBC women's tennis team advanced to the America East Conference semifinals with a 4-0 victory over No. 5 Albany at the Yale Tennis Center this afternoon.


UMBC (10-8) will face No. 1 Binghamton on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.


The Retrievers breezed in doubles, as the No. 2 duo of senior Emily Mannix (Hillsborough, N.J./) and freshman Kim Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany) blanked Coughlin/Mackey, 8-0, and the No. 3 Swedish duo of  sophomore Heidi Danielsson (Jonkoping, Sweden) and freshman Josefin Stange-Jonsson (Vasteras, Sweden) defeated Iannone/Drake, 8-1.


Danielsson and Stange-Jonssson also captured points in singles action, with Danielsson defeating Iannone, 6-2, 6-1, at the No. 4 slot and Stange-Jonsson taking out Drake, 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 6 position.


Sophomore Julia Gregara-Cano (Badajoz, Spain) also won in singles, defeating UA's Brooks, 6-0, 6-0, at the No. 3 slot.


The other three singles matches were halted when UMBC had reached the four-point plateau.


UMBC will try to avenge a 7-0 defeat the hands of Binghamton in Baltimore on April 9