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Women’s Tennis Hits Road To Play UMBC and Temple
Bearcats (4-14) in search of possible three seed at AE Tournament
April 11, 2013Tweet
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Baltimore, MD— The Binghamton women’s tennis squad heads down to Baltimore to play the UMBC Retrievers (2-14) on Saturday in their final conference matchup of the regular season. The site of the match Saturday (UMBC Tennis Complex) will also be the home for the 2013 men’s and women’s America East Championships on April 26-28.
The Bearcats were busy last week, going 1-3 over a four-day span. After a pair of tough 4-3 losses to Fairleigh Dickinson and Albany, BU snapped a ten-match losing skid with a 7-0 victory over visiting Hartford at the Bearcats Sports Complex on Saturday. Binghamton swept both doubles matches and all five singles decisions over the Hawks. Freshman Sara Kohtz had a spectacular week for Binghamton, compiling a 5-2 record between doubles and singles play. She has a team-high seven dual match wins at singles this spring and is 11-12 overall this season.
Alexis Tashiro also had a strong showing, winning two of three singles matches last week. Tashiro beat Albany’s Kirsten Scott in straight sets to improve her dual record to 5-11. Senior Jessie Rubin notched her first singles victory of the season, a straight set 6-0,6-0 victory at the fifth spot in Binghamton’s lineup.
The Retreivers enter Saturday having lost seven straight matches, most recently falling to Albany 4-1. Junior Josefin Stange-Jonsson has been strong in the middle of UMBC’s lineup lately, winning eight of her last 12 matches at either the third or fourth singles spot for fifth year head coach Rob Hubbard. Last season, UMBC defeated the Bearcats a pair of times, including in the America East semifinals when they bested them 4-0.
Following Saturday, the Bearcats wrap up their regular season schedule with a match at Temple. The Owls are 8-12 overall this season playing out of the Atlantic-10 conference. Binghamton is 1-4 all-time versus Temple, with their last victory coming back in the 2010 season.