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Terps End Non-Conference Play with Win over Flames

Maryland Athletics
3-22-2017
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LYNCHBURG, Va. – The No. 33 Maryland women’s tennis team extended its winning streak to five matches when it defeated Liberty on Wednesday.

Maryland’s 5-2 victory was its 11th of the season, which surpasses the 2015-16 squad’s win total.

The Terps doubles dominance this season continued, and wins from partners Ekaterina Tour and Caroline Williams, and Alexandra Stanova and Kristina Hovsepyan gave Maryland the doubles point for the 11th straight match.

Stanova then extended Maryland’s lead to 2-0 when singles play began. Her 6-0, 6-1 victory was her seventh win of the season – one more than she had in her entire junior campaign.

Liberty was then able to cut into the Terrapin lead by picking up a win in the sixth singles spot, but Tour responded for Maryland and moved the lead to 3-1.

Senior Cassandre Thebault then clinched the win for Maryland with a dramatic 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 victory at fifth singles. The France-native’s seventh singles victory this season ties her win total from last season.

Maryland also received a point from freshman Katsiaryna Yemelyanenka, who picked up a 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 victory at fourth singles. 

The win moved Maryland’s road record to 6-0 this season, which matches the best start in program history. The Terps will look to set the record on Saturday when they head to Northwestern to continue Big Ten play.

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