Women's Tennis Heads To ACC Championships Riding A Two-Match Win Streak

April 14, 2003

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland women's tennis team will face Wake Forest in the first round of the ACC Championships, Thurs., April 17, in Raleigh, N.C. The pairing is a rematch from Maryland's regular season finale, a contest the Terps won, 4-3. With an overall record of 10-10 (2-5 ACC), Maryland is seeded No. 7 in the tournament, and Wake Forest is No. 8.

Terrapins Against ACC Opponents This Season
The Terps went 2-5 against ACC schools in 2002-03, with wins against NC State and Wake Forest. With the exception of an April 9 loss to Virginia, all of their losses came when the team was competing with a five-player roster due to an injury to freshman Andreea Fusea (Bucharest, Romania).

The last time the Terps were in action was at home in College Park on April 12-13, when they captured victories over the Wolfpack and Demon Deacons. In a 4-3 win over NC State, freshman Ramona But (Timisoara, Romania), junior Emily Marker (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and senior Marta Jedrzejak (Sieradz, Poland) all had singles victories.

The Terrapins also nipped Wake Forest, 4-3, and had singles victories from Marker, Jedrzejak and junior Chloe Chavardes (St. Nomlabreteche, France).

Terps On A Roll
With a full roster and two ACC victories under their belt, the Terps are poised to have a successful conference tournament. But boasts the team's best singles record, 13-7, including four victories against ACC opponents. Playing at the No. 1 position for most of the season, she has posted wins over Virginia's Henriette Williams, NC State's Virginia Romero, Georgia Tech's Catherine Gunn and North Carolina's Kate Pinchbeck.

Maryland's lone senior, Jedrzejak, is riding a three-match singles winning streak heading into the tournament. Her regular season record is 11-9 (3-5 ACC) with victories in the conference over Virginia's Kristin James, NC State's Danielle Stadelmann and Wake Forest's Aimee Smith.

All six players on the Terps' roster have at least a .500 winning percentage in singles play. Chavardes is 11-10 (2-6 ACC), freshman Jennifer Dent (Safety Harbor, Fla.) is 10-10 (2-6 ACC), Fusea is 8-7 (0-3 ACC) and Marker is 10-10 (2-6 ACC).

Doubles Play In 2003
Head coach Martin Novak has experimented with five different doubles team combinations throughout the season, but seems to have settled with the teams of But/Jedrzejak, Marker/Chavardes and Dent/Fusea.

But and Jedrzejak have compiled a winning 6-2 record at the No. 1 position, while Marker and Chavardes are 2-6 and Dent and Fusea are 5-8 on the year.