St. Mary's Women's Tennis Splits CAC Matches on Senior Day

St. Mary's Women's Tennis Splits CAC Matches on Senior Day

For Immediate Release · By Justin Gordon · jpgordon@smcm.edu

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's tennis team (5-6, 1-2 CAC) split a pair of Capital Athletic Conference matches on Saturday. St. Mary's dropped a 9-0 decision to regionally-ranked Salisbury University (5-5, 1-1 CAC) before posting an 8-1 victory over Frostburg State University (5-6, 0-1 CAC).

Prior to the start of the Frostburg match, the Seahawks would also honor seniors Sara Eaton (Owings Mills Md./Oregon Episcopal [Ore.]) and Marissa Romanek (Sunderland, Md./Huntingtown).

St. Mary's 0, Salisbury 9

Doubles

  • St. Mary's put up a fight in doubles action, winning a combined five games in three matches. Junior captain Melissa Barall (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) and Romanek took three games from Salisbury's top duo of Annika Kezman and Julia Kwedi, who are ranked ninth in the Atlantic South region.

Singles

  • Barall battled Kezman, who ranks 25th in the region, at No. 1 singles and took Kezman to the brink, falling 3-6, 6-7 (4) in a hard-fought match.
  • Junior Raziela Manangan (Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) captured five games in her No. 4 matchup with Jordan Schaefer, coming up short in a 2-6, 3-6 loss.
  • Junior captain Chelsea English (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) also won five games at No. 5 singles, suffering a 0-6, 5-7 setback at the hands of Sage Cole.

St. Mary's 8, Frostburg State 1

Doubles

  • The Seahawks dominated the doubles round and all three tandems won their doubles matches with the same score of 8-2.

Singles

  • Barall, Romanek, Manangan, and English all won their singles matches in straight sets, adding four more points to the Seahawks' score.
  • Junior Savannah Bergen (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) would come on at No. 6 singles and pick up an exciting 6-1, 4-6, 10-6 win over Sammi Turner.

Up Next for the Seahawks

Apr. 8 at Penn State Harrisburg at 2:00 p.m. (Middletown, Pa.)

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