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Terps Knock off Princeton 5-2, Improve to 8-1

Maryland Athletics
3-5-2017
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The No. 43 Maryland Terrapins (8-1) knocked off Princeton (5-5) on Sunday by a score of 5-2.

The Terps were led by the strong play of senior Alexandra Stanova, and freshman Katsiaryna Yemelyanenka, who both went undefeated on the day.

Maryland got off to another fast start after clinching the doubles point for the eighth consecutive match. Alexandra Stanova and Katsiaryna Yemelyanenka got Maryland on the board first with a 6-1 victory at second doubles. The win gave them a 3-0 record on the weekend.

Cassandre Thebault and Arnelle Sullivan then clinched the point for the Terps, picking up a close 7-5 victory at third doubles.

Princeton then grabbed a point at 4th singles to even the match, but Stanova then regained the lead for the Terps, picking up a 6-2, 7-6 (6) victory at first singles. After falling behind 3-0 in the second set, Stanova rallied back to earn the point for Maryland.

The match was then tied again, as Princeton earned a point at third singles. Once again it was Maryland who came through to gain the advantage after Caroline Williams won 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 at sixth singles.

With Maryland needing one more point for a victory, Tour came through and earned a 6-7, 6-1, 6-2 win at second singles.

“I’m very proud of the team today,” head coach Daria Panova said. “This was our third match in as many days and to win the last two after dropping the first is a really good sign from this team. We played a lot of long matches this weekend, but we were ultimately able to come through with another victory. We have work to do moving forward but I’m extremely happy with the way we have started the season.”

Maryland will be back in action on Saturday, March 11, as the Terps head to Marshall. Opening serve will be at noon.

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SCORES

Doubles

1.         Tour/Williams (UMD) v. Steffensen/Kalhorn (Prin), 6-5 UF

2.         Stanova/Yemelyanenka (UMD) def. Steffensen/Kalhorn (Prin), 6-1

3.         Thebault/Sullivan (UMD) def. McKee/Chen (Prin), 7-5

Singles

1.         Stanova (UMD) def. Chen (Prin), 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)

2.         Ekaterina Tour (UMD) def. Sivan Krems (Prin), 6-7, 6-1, 6-2

3.         Nicole Kalhorn (Prin) def. Arnelle Sullivan (UMD), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)

4.         Clare McKee (Prin) def. Cassandre Thebault (UMD), 6-1, 6-3

5.         Katsiaryna Yemelyanenka (UMD) def. Alanna Wolff (Prin) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)

6.         Caroline Williams (UMD) def. Catalina Vives (Prin), 6-3, 4-6, 1-6

ORDER OF FINISH

Doubles: 2, 3

Singles: 4, 1, 3, 6, 2*, 5 

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