Sept. 22, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland's two Flight A Doubles teams each won their match today at the Maryland Invitational. The match was played at Maryland's home turf at The Tennis Center at College Park
Flight A Doubles team Marianne Baker and Eleanor Peters beat out West Virginia in an easy 8-3 victory. Adding to Maryland's success was Maggie MacKeever and Michal Amir, the Terps' second Flight A doubles. MacKeever and Amir played Yale, winning 8-5.
Julia Graca and Brooke Rogers also had a 8-5 victory in the Flight B Doubles against Penn State. Maryland's second Flight B Doubles of Masha Senic and Lisa Miller fell in a tight match against Yale, 8-4.
In the Flight A Singles competition, Peters beat West Virginia's Monica Lyskawa in two sets, 6-3, 6-3. Baker, also in the Flight A Singles, played Andreea Niculescu of Penn State. Baker had a tough first set, but fought to win in a close 7-5. However, in the second set, Baker easily took it, winning 6-0.
MacKeever had two matches in the Flight A Singles. Her first match against Yale's Jessie Rhee resulted in a victory for MacKeever in two sets, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Her second singles match of the day was against LSU's Mykala Hedberg. MacKeever lost in a tight first set, 7-6 (2). However, she came back to tie the sets 1-1, winning the second 6-2. MacKeever could not hold out for her third win, losing the last set 6-3. MacKeever was the only player to play three matches in Day 1 of the invitational.
Flight B Singles Amir beat out Yale's Sarah Lederhandler in two sets, 6-3, 6-3, to grab her second victory of the day.
The Invitational will continue tomorrow at 9 a.m.