Terps Return Home On March 4 To Meet Syracuse

Feb. 23, 2000

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- After spending two consecutive weekends on the road in Indiana, the Terps (3-4, 0-0 ACC) will return home after two weeks off to host their first home match in a month. Maryland will face Syracuse on March 4 at 3 p.m. in the College Park Tennis Bubble.

Hoosiers Defeat Maryland 8-1 at Indiana
The Indiana Hoosiers handed Maryland its third loss this season with an 8-1 decision in Bloomington. The Terps' only victory came from freshman Jessica Johnson (Pittsburgh, Pa.) who defeated Kelly Blanch 7-6, 6-2 in the No. 2 position. Delila Causevic (Silver Spring, Md.) lost 6-1, 6-1 to Jessica Anderson in the No. 1 position. Senior Stacy Walkowitz (Coral Springs, Fla.) followed in the No. 3 position with a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Zahra Ahamed. In the Nos. 4 and 5 positions both juniors were also defeated by their Hoosier opponents. Jessica Levin defeated Catherine Valantin (Metz, France) 6-1, 6-4. Chrissie Terrill (Plano, Tex.) lost 6-2, 6-4 to Amanda Field.
In doubles play, Causevic/Johnson lost to 31st-ranked Anderson/Blanch by a score of 8-6. Levin and Becky Wallihan defeated Valantin/Terrill 8-5 in the No. 2 spot.

Terps Fall 6-3 to Marquette in Bloomington, Ind.
With a final team score of 6-3, the Terps racked up two singles and and one doubles win in a loss to Marquette on Feb. 19. Leading the team was freshman Delila Causevic in the No. 2 singles position.
Causevic defeated Laura Garcia by a score of 0-6, 6-3, 6-2. Jessica Johnson lost to Elisa Penalvo in the No. 1 spot 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Competing in the Nos. 3 and 4 spots, senior Stacy Walkowitz and junior Catherine Valantin also both lost matches to Marquette. Sara Fernandez defeated Walkowitz 7-6, 6-1 and Valantin lost 6-2, 6-4 to Julia Sapozhnikova. Junior Chrissie Terrill won by a score of 6-2, 6-4 over Christine DiMasi.
The freshmen doubles team of Johnson/Causevic rallied to beat Penalvo/Garcia 8-5 in capturing the Terps' third win of the day. Garcia and Anna Pavlovic defeated Terrill/Walkowitz in the No. 2 doubles position 8-5.