COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland women’s tennis team will retake the court this weekend against No. 17 Miami and No. 30 Florida State. The Terps will take on the Hurricanes on Friday before traveling to Tallahassee to face off with the Seminoles on Saturday,
Last weekend, the Terps’ match with Columbia was canceled do to inclement whether in the Northeast. Daria Panova’s squad split its two previous matches
Nataliya and Olga Bredikhina propelled Maryland to its win over Old Dominion, winning in doubles and then capturing their singles matches. Against St. John’s, the Terps won their fifth doubles point in as many matches, but were unable to capitalize on a number of leads in singles.
The matches this weekend will mark the beginning of the Terps' final season as a member of the ACC.
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The Terps' home matches are held at the off-campus Tennis Center at College Park. Directions to the venue can be found here.
Scouting the Opposition
|2014 No. 17 Miami Hurricanes (4-2, 0-0 ACC)|
|2014 No. 30 Florida State (5-3, 0-0 ACC)|
Previewing the Terps: By the Numbers
1 – The number of individual titles the Terps took home as a team in the fall. Olga Bredikhina defeated Princeton’s Caroline Joyce, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, to take the Flight B singles title at the Cissie Leary Invite in Philadelphia.
2 – Daria Panova’s years as Maryland’s head coach. A standout player at Oregon as a a collegian, Panova steadied the ship in her first season in College Park, providing a clear and consistent demeanor for her young team. The Russia native also made history in her opening campaign, helping the Terps to only their second win over ACC rival Duke since 1998. The Terps took down the No. 11 Blue Devils, 4-3, in a thrilling late season match.
4 – The number of newcomers the Terp roster contains this season. Freshmen Kristina Hovsepyan, Olivia Gaudreault, Alexandra Stanova and Cassandre Thebault added a new energy to Panova’s outfit in the fall. The young Terps will be relied to perform in important matches come the spring season, especially during the ACC slate.
9 – Points that Welma Luus notched for the Maryland field hockey team during the fall. The South Africa native played both sports for the Terps in the fall and was a spark off the bench for a squad that reached the final four. Luus missed all of last season with a shoulder injury, but provided the Terps with valuable leadership as a volunteer assistant coach.
Previewing the Terps: Fall Season Highlights
- Terps Find Success at Cissie Leary Invite
- Youth Drives Maryland Tennis Foward
- Maryland Tennis Holds Community Event
- Maryland Sports Spotlight: Welma Luus is a Dual Threat
Generally regarded as one of the best tennis conferences in the country, the ACC is once again stacked with top opponents for the Terps. The conference contains seven squads ranked in top-25 of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s rankings.Duke: #1
North Carolina: #6
Notre Dame: #22
Georgia Tech: #25