Annapolis, Md. – In its first match of the spring season, Maryland defeated in-state rival Navy by a score of 5-2.
It was a strong day for Ekaterina Tour. Tour was paired with sophomore Caroline Williams, and the duo picked up right where they left off, winning their first match of the spring by an impressive score of 6-0. Tour then went on to win her singles match, defeating Josie Rogers 6-4, 7-6 (2).
Maryland trailed the Midshipmen early, dropping two of three doubles matches. Sophomore Arnelle Sullivan and freshman Katsiaryna Yemelyanenka fell 6-1, and seniors Cassandre Thebault and Olivia Gaudreault lost a 7-5 nail biter.
The Terps came out of the break and dominated the singles portion of the match, which ultimately propelled them to victory.
Along with Tour’s victory, senior Alexandra Stanova defeated Amanda Keller 6-3, 6-4. Sullivan bested Claudia Mackenzie 6-1, 6-4, and Thebault clinched the Terps’ win with a 6-1,6-3 victory over Emily Louie-Meadors.
Yemelyanenka also picked up a singles win for the Terps, knocking off Catalina Rico by a score of 7-6, 6-1.
“We bounced back well after a slow start in doubles,” head coach Daria Panova said. “There are a lot of great takeaways from today and we are happy to get our first win under our belt. Navy gave us a great battle today and great preparation for a strong match coming up against West Virginia on Sunday.”
Maryland will head to West Virginia for its next match, which will take place on Sunday, January 29. Opening serve is slated for 12 p.m.
Order of Finish:
Doubles: 1, 4, 2, 5, 6, 3