Terps fall to Cardinals
Jan. 22, 2012
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The 38th-ranked Maryland men's tennis team came out strong against No. 30 Louisville winning all three doubles matches, but fell short losing the match, 6-1, Sunday at the Tennis Center at College Park.
After sweeping doubles, the Terps (1-1) entered singles play with a 1-0 advantage, but the Cardinals swept the six-singles matches to finish with the win.
"I thought Louisville played a good match," head coach Kyle Spencer said. "They deserved to win today. On opening weekend, you aren't really sure what you're going to get. I just feel like we need some time to get ready for Texas and leave this match behind us."
Carter gained a measure of revenge by knocking off Collins in singles play, 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-7), while Stiefelmeyer defeated freshman Vlad Stefan, 7-5, 6-1.
"We have to get better," Spencer said. "We're eyeing to make another run at the NCAA [Tournament] and the ACC [Tournament]. We have a tough non-conference schedule and we just have to get better. That's the thing about where we are right now. We know what level we're at right now and we just have to get better."
The Terps travel to Austin, Texas, to participate in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend on Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. to face Texas.