April 3, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Facing its fourth top 20 opponent in its last four matches, the Maryland women's tennis team lost to No. 20 Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon.
The Terps (3-9, 0-7 ACC) continued their tough stretch, while the Yellow Jackets' (12-7, 3-3 ACC) evened up their conference record at 3-3.
An exciting match at No. 2 singles pitted Julia Huschke vs. Georgia Tech's Viet Ha Ngo. Ngo won a tight first set 7-5. Huschke countered with a dominating performance in the second set winning 6-1. Ngo was able to pull out the victory in the tiebreaking set 10-6. For Huschke it was her first match at No. 2 singles this season.
Senior Maggie MacKeever faced her toughest challenge of the season against the nation's top-ranked singles player in the Yellow Jackets' Irina Falconi falling 6-2, 6-2.
"I see a lot of improvement," said head coach Howard Joffe. "Julia's match was one of the best we've had all season."
Next weekend the Terps travel down to Florida for two conference matches. First Maryland faces No. 9 Miami Friday at noon in Miami. Sunday Maryland takes on the No. 17 Florida State Seminoles at noon in Tallahassee.