Women's Tennis Falls To Terps, 5-2

February 09, 2003
By ODU Athletics

Feb. 9, 2003

COLLEGE PARK, Md - The University of Maryland women's tennis team edged Old Dominion, 5-2, at the Tennis Center at College Park. The Terps improved to 3-0 on the season, while the Lady Monarchs fell to 1-2 on the young dual meet season.

The Terps jumped on the board first, notching two out of the three doubles matches. At No. 1 singles, the team of junior co-captain Emily Marker Romona But defeated the Lady Monarchs' Nataly Cahana (Quriat Balik, Israel) and Maretha Van Niekerk, 8-5. The tandem of senior co-captain Marta Jedrzejak and Chavardes also notched a 8-2 doubles win over Kerstin Endlich and Verena Munzinger. The second doubles duo of Julia Sotiriu (Wendlestein, Germany) and Coralie Herrmann picked up the lone Lady Monarch doubles win with a 9-7 decision over Andreea Fusea and Jennifer Dent.

Cahana and Van Niekerk recorded wins in singles play. Cahana blanked the Terps' Emily Marker 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles while van Niekerk picked up a 6-3, 6-1 win over Marta Jedrzejak at No. 3 singles. At No. 2 singles But downed Endlich in two sets, 7-6, 6-2. Dent won over Julia Sotiriu after a second set tie-breaker, 7-5, 7-6 at No. 4 singles. Fusea and Chavardes then locked the win for Maryland at the No. 5 and No. 6 singles spots. Fusea handed Coralie Herrman a 6-1, 6-0 loss at No. 5 singles and Chavardes defeated Munzinger, 6-1, 7-6(7-2) at No. 6 singles.

Match Summary

No. 1 Nataly Cahana (ODU) def. Emily Marker (MD), 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 Ramona But (MD) def. Kerstin Endlich (ODU), 7-6, 6-2
No. 3 Maretha Van Niekerk (ODU) def. Marta Jedrzejak (MD), 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 Jennifer Dent (MD) def. Julia Sotiriu (ODU), 7-5, 7-6
No. 5 Andreea Fusea (MD) def. Coralie Herrmann (ODU), 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 Chloe Chavardes (MD) def. Verena Munzinger ODU), 6-1, 7-6 (7-2).

Doubles: No. 1 Marker/But (MD) def. Cahana/Van Niekerk (ODU), 8-5 No. 2 Sotiriu/Hermann (ODU) def. Fusea/Dent (MD), 9-7 No. 3 Jedrzejak/Chavardes (MD) def. Endlich/Munzinger (ODU), 8-2

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