Terrapins Improve to 5-0 with Win Over ODU

Feb. 10, 2007


COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The nationally-ranked Maryland women's tennis team improved to 5-0 on the season Saturday afternoon, with a tight 4-3 win over Old Dominion in a non-conference match at the Tennis Center at College Park.

No. 33 Maryland swept the doubles competition to earn a point. Michal Amir and Maggie MacKeever were the first to record a doubles win, with a victory over Larissa Santos and Jana Kubicikova (8-3). Marianne Baker and Eleanor Peters followed with a win over Charleen Haarhoff and Fernanda Luiz (8-5). Freshmen Lisa Miller and Elyse Steiner rounded out the doubles sweep with a victory over Barbara Costa and Santos (8-5).

The Terrapins then split the singles portion of the match with wins coming from Peters, Amir and Steiner. Peters defeated Luiz (6-0, 6-0) in the No. 2 singles slot and Amir downed Santos (6-0, 6-1) in the No. 3 slot. Steiner clinched the win for the Terps by defeating Kubicikova (6-1, 6-1) in the No. 4 singles position. Steiner's win gave the Terps a 4-0 lead.

Baker, who is ranked No. 75 nationally, lost a tight match to Haarhoff (6-4, 3-6, 1-0 [10-5]) to suffer her first singles loss of the spring season.

The Terps will play host to Boston College at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Tennis Center at College Park. It will be the first ACC match of the spring season for both teams.