Jan. 28, 2007
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Maryland women's tennis team continued its strong start to the spring season Sunday morning with a dominating 6-1 victory over Syracuse in a non-conference match played at the Drumlins Tennis Center.
The Terps swept the doubles portion of the match to earn one point and won five of the six singles matches. Maryland improved to 2-0 with the win, while the Orangemen fell to 1-1.
The Terps' Michal Amir and Maggie MacKeever defeated Catherine Zawadski and Chelsea Jones, 8-6. Maryland's closing doubles win came from freshmen Lisa Miller and Elyse Steiner, who defeated Carolina Huignard and Ashley Lipton, 8-6.
Maryland took a commanding 3-0 lead with Amir's 6-3, 6-1 win over Zawadski at No. 3 singles, and clinched the match with Baker's straight-set victory (6-3, 6-3) over Votavova at No. 1.
Miller continued her weekend's success as she beat Jones, 6-1, 6-3. In her first spring match yesterday, Miller clinched the team's win over Yale.
Syracuse's Lipton defeated Steiner at No. 4 in a close match, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5).
After splitting the first two sets (6-3, 4-6), MacKeever defeated Huignard in a tie-breaker, 7-6 to put the Terps ahead 6-1.
Peters, ranked No. 8 in the East Region, got back on the winning track after a loss yesterday, as she beat Vasilyeva 6-2, 7-5 in the No. 2 singles position.
Next up, the Terps will play host to Mississippi at 11 a.m. Saturday and to West Virginia at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The matches will take place at the Tennis Center at College Park.
#37 Maryland 6, Syracuse 1
1. Marianne Baker (MD) def. VOTAVOVA, Olga (SYR) 6-3, 6-3
2. Eleanor Peters (MD) def. VASILYEVA, Maria (SYR) 6-2, 7-5
3. Michal Amir (MD) def. ZAWADZKI, Catherine (SYR) 6-1, 6-3
4. LIPTON, Ashley (SYR) def. Elyse Steiner (MD) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5)
5. Maggie MacKeever (MD) def. HUIGNARD, Carolina (SYR) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (8-6)
6. Lisa Miller (MD) def. JONES, Chelsea (SYR) 6-1, 6-3
1. Marianne Baker / Eleanor Peters (MD) def. VOTAVOVA, Olga/VASILYEVA, Maria (SYR) 8-3
2. Michal Amir / Maggie MacKeever (MD) def. ZAWADZKI, Catherine/JONES, Chelsea (SYR) 8-6
3. Lisa Miller / Elyse Steiner (MD) def. HUIGNARD, Carolina/LIPTON, Ashley (SYR) 8-6
Maryland 2-0; National ranking #37
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (6,3,1,4,2,5)