UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond women’s tennis team wrapped up its regular spring season with a 4-3 win over the UMBC Retrievers Friday afternoon at the Westhampton College Tennis Courts.
“It was nice to build some momentum going into the A-10 Championship next week,” commented Richmond head coach Mark Wesselink. “Everyone is playing well and we are finally healthy, so I am looking forward to a great Championship next week.”
The Spiders got out to a great start, taking the doubles portion with all three wins. The duo of freshman Brittany Boys and sophomore Katya Salas completed the sweep, defeating a tough UMBC squad, 8-7 (4), on court two.
The Retrievers rallied back in singles, getting wins on courts one, three and five, but Boys clinched the victory for Richmond. The freshman rallied for a 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-2 victory on court two.
The Spiders will head to Cincinnati, Ohio Thursday, April 24 for the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship.
Tennis Match Results
Richmond vs. UMBC
April 18, 2014 at Richmond, Va.
(Westhampton College Tennis Courts)
Richmond 4, UMBC 3
1. Kim Berghaus (UMBC) def. Anna Abadias Morales (RICH), 6-3, 6-1
2. Brittany Boys (RICH) def. Madlena Kurasz (UMBC), 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-2
3. Mariami Dolashvili (UMBC) def. Elizabeth Sims (RICH), 7-5, 6-4
4. Melissa Kandinata (RICH) def. Isabel Aldunate (UMBC), 6-2, 6-3
5. Josefin Stange-Jonsson (UMBC) def. Katya Salas (RICH), 6-4, 6-3
6. Kelsey Williams (RICH) def. Shannon Cleary (UMBC), 6-4, 6-5
1. Anna Abadias Morales/Melissa Kandinata (RICH) def. Josefin Stange-Jonsson/Shannon Cleary (UMBC), 8-3
2. Brittany Boys/Katya Salas (RICH) def. Kim Berghaus/Madlena Kurasz (UMBC), 8-7(4)
3. Elizabeth Sims/Denny Lamachia (RICH) def. Mariami Dolashvili/Isabel Aldunate (UMBC), 8-3