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Tennis With Dominant 6-1 Road Victory Over UMBC
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 04/06/2013
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BALTIMORE, Md.- In a dominant display of tennis, the women’s team picked up a 6-1 win over UMBC on Saturday.

Anna Abadias and Emily Gitman continue their hot doubles streak, picking up an 8-1 victory at the No. 3 position. The duo has now won five straight matches and is 7-3 on the year.   Alex Smyth and Elizabeth Sims secured the doubles point at the No. 2 position with an 8-4 win.

The Spider dominance flowed over to singles play, where Richmond won five of the six points. Melissa Kandinata picked up a 6-4, 6-1 win at the No. 1 position to win her fourth consecutive match.

Elizabeth Sims dueled Isabel Aldunate to three sets at the No. 2 position. In the third set, Sims confidently picked up a 6-3 win to take point.

Anna Abadias picked up a 6-2, 6-4 win to pick up her seventh win of the season, while fellow freshman Emily Gitman put together a 6-1, 6-4 win. 

Alex Smyth stretched her win streak to four with a 7-6, 6-4 victory at the No. 6 spot.

Richmond is now 7-11 on the year and 3-0 in conference play.

The Spiders will face regional competitor, Liberty, on Tuesday at home.


1. Kandinata/Salas vs. Danielsson/Sauer  6-6 DNF
2. Sims/Smyth def. Stange Jonsson/Cleary   8-4
3. Abadias/Gitman def. Aldunate/Kurasz 8-1


1. Melissa Kandinata def. Heidi Danielsson  6-4, 6-1
2. Elizabeth Sims def. Isabel Aldunate  6-3, 3-6, 6-3
3. Anna Abadias def . Julia Sauer 6-2, 6-4
4. Stange Jonsson def.  Katya Salas 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
5. Emily Gitman def. Madlena Kurasz 6-1, 6-4
6. Alex Smyth def. Shannon Cleary 7-6, 6-4

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