April 7, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Maryland women's tennis team went on the road looking for a conference win, but fell to the University of Virginia, 6-1, Saturday afternoon at the Boar's Head Sports Club.
Virginia improved to 9-8 and 3-5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Maryland dropped to 8-11 and 1-7 in the league. Cold temperatures and high winds forced the teams to play inside.
The Cavaliers won two of the three doubles matches to earn one point and were victorious in the first five singles matches.
With Virginia up 3-0, Lindsey Periera swept Brooke Rogers 6-0, 6-0, at the No. 4 position to clinch the match for the Cavaliers.
Sophomore Michal Amir was a bright spot for the Terps. She defeated Brintney Larson 7-5, 6-2 at No. 3 singles and combined with senior Marianne Baker to down Lara Alexander and Caroline Hammond 8-2 at No. 1 doubles.
Baker, ranked No. 92 nationally, fell at No. 1 singles to Jennifer Stevens in three sets (6-3, 2-6, 6-1).
In other action, Hammond out-lasted Terps' freshman Lisa Miller 6-4, 7-5 at No. 6 singles and UVa' s Maggie Yahner won at No. 2 singles when freshman Eleanor Peters was forced to retire after Yahner won the first set 7-5.
Amanda Rales defeated Maryland's Maggie MacKeever 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 singles.
The Terps will look to bounce back tomorrow when they travel to Blacksburg, Va., to face Virginia Tech. The Terps and Hokies hit the hard court at noon.