No. 37 Maryland Tops No. 35 NC State Women's Tennis, 5-2
April 7, 2006
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The No. 35 NC State women's tennis team was upset by No. 37 Maryland, 5-2, on Friday, April 7, in College Park, Md. Freshman Alejandra Guerra and sophomore Julia Roach both picked up singles wins throughout the contest. With the loss, NC State moves to 14-6 (3-5 ACC), while Maryland improves to 10-9 (3-5 ACC).
The Terrapins took two of three doubles bouts to earn an early 1-0 advantage over the visiting Pack. Marianne Baker and Ramona But, currently ranked No. 12 nationally in doubles, downed Guerra and senior Barbara Orlay, 8-4, at No. 1. Michal Amir and Jennifer Dent then knocked off senior Nandita Chandrasekar and sophomore Elin Stahl Johansson at No. 2, 8-5. Roach and freshman Shona Lee grabbed the red and white's lone doubles win at No. 3, dusting off Julia Graca and Neda Mihneva, 8-7 (4), in a tiebreak.
In singles work, Maryland grabbed four wins to seal the team decision. But, ranked No. 40, stopped No. 124 Lee, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, in three sets at No. 1. Baker, ranked No. 65, also defeated Orlay, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 2. Guerra grabbed a win at No. 3, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3, coming from behind to topple Dent. Veronika Subertova knocked off Chandrasekar in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, at No. 4, as Amir defeated freshman Neils Barringer, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 6. Roach grabbed a second singles win for NC State at No. 5, taking down Mihneva, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (1).
The Pack will wrap up its road trip with a match at Boston College on Sunday, April 9. The match is slated for an 11:00 a.m. start.
No. 37 Maryland d. No. 35 NC State, 5-2