Strong Singles Efforts Lead Women's Tennis Past Seattle, 5-2

Strong Singles Efforts Lead Women's Tennis Past Seattle, 5-2

Reno, Nev. – The UMBC women's tennis team won singles matches one through five and defeated Seattle, 5-2, at Reno High School on Sunday, March 16.

UMBC (6-6) dropped the double point, but did not drop a set in the first four singles positions to clinch the match. Senior Kim Berghaus (Offenbach, Germany) set the table as she defeated Anna Lambert, 6-2, 6-3, at the number one position. Sophomore Madlena Kurasz (Zlotoryja, Poland) only dropped four games in a convincing 6-1, 6-3 triumph over Gabriella Weissman at the No. 4 position.
Freshman Mariami Dolashvili (Alushta, Ukraine) won the battle at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-3, over Kelli Woodman and sophomore Isabel Aldunate (Bowie, Md.) won a tough first set and took her No. 3 singles contest, 7-5, 6-1, over Barbara Anne Carey.
Senior captain Josefin Stange-Jonsson (Vasteras, Sweden) provided insurance with a three-set victory at the No. 5 position. Stange-Jonsson, who is 2-0 in singles on the western trip, rallied to edge Sarah Lucas, 5-7, 7-6 (10-8), 10-5.
UMBC has a few days of training, before concluding the trip at Sacramento State on March 20.

UMBC 5, Seattle 2

Singles competition
  1. Kim Berghaus (UMBC) def. Anna Lambert (SU) 6-2, 6-3
  2. Mariami Dolashvilli (UMBC) def. Kelli Woodman (SU) 6-3, 6-4
  3. Isabel Aldunate (UMBC) def. Barbara Anne Carey (SU) 7-5, 6-1
  4. Madlena Kurasz (UMBC) def. Gabriella Weissman (SU) 6-1, 6-3 
  5. Josefin Strange-Jonsson (UMBC) def. Sarah Lucas (SU) 5-7, 7-6(10-8), 10-5
  6. Corinne Wurden (SU) def. Adriana Aldunate (UMBC) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition

  1. Woodman/James (SU) def. Strange-Jonsson/Berghaus (UMBC) 8-6
  2. Weissman/Carter vs. Kurasz/I. Aldunate (UMBC) UNFINISHED
  3. Lambert/Wurden (SU) def. Dolashvilli/A. Aldunate (UMBC) 8-4