April 2, 2003
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The University of Maryland women's tennis team (8-7, 0-3 ACC) will travel to North Carolina this weekend for two ACC contests. The Terps are looking for their first conference win of the season on the road trip.
Freshmen Ramona But (Timisoara, Romania) and Jennifer Dent (Safety Harbor, Fla.) boast the team's best singles records, 10-5, going into the weekend's matches. But started the season playing at the No. 2 position and notched seven victories in a row. Beginning with the matches against Pennsylvania and Princeton, But has played No. 1 singles and has a record of 3-5, including a victory over ACC foe Georgia Tech's Catherine Gunn.
Dent has played either No. 4 or No. 5 singles all season, and has recently settled into the No. 4 position for the Terps, where she has a 7-2 overall record. Dent's ACC record is an impressive 2-1 after the first three conference matches of the year, with wins over Florida State's Daniela Gheorghe and Clemson's Laurence Jayet.
Last season's match with Duke resulted in a 6-1 loss, but senior Marta Jedrzejak (Sieradz, Poland) came up with a singles victory against Duke's Ioana Plesu. The Blue Devils are 17-2, 3-0 in ACC action for the 2002-03 season.
In last year's match with the Tarheels, Maryland won the doubles point in the 6-1 loss with victories from junior Emily Marker (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Jedrzejak's teams. North Carolina is 11-6, 2-1 in the ACC this season.