U of R Women's Tennis Falters to No. 17 University of Mary Washington (VA)

Photo credit: Talia Adams
Photo credit: Talia Adams

The No. 30 University of Redlands women's tennis team battled it out with the No. 17 University of Mary Washington (VA) Eagles on Thursday on Verdieck Courts.  After suffering a doubles sweep, the Bulldogs stayed in the fight in singles but ultimately suffered a 3-6 loss.

Although the Maroon and Gray fell short in all three doubles matches, the Nos. 1 and 3 duos pushed their Eagle counterparts to a score of 8-6.

Redlands faced an uphill battle in singles that continued when UMW won at No. 3.  However, first-year Halle Martinucci (Burlingame, CA) kept the Bulldogs in it with her 7-5, 6-1 decision at No. 6. 

But the momentum shifted back in favor of the Eagles, who secured the fifth point at No. 1. 

Nonetheless, first-year Mia Fitzgerald (Kauai, HI) and sophomore Karen Kobayashi (Sappora, Japan) came out on top in their respective matches.  Fitzgerald captured a 7-5, 6-1 win at No. 2, while Kobayashi rallied for a 6-4, 1-6, 6-0 triumph at No. 5.

Redlands (2-3) strives for a quick rebound by taking on No. 23 Christopher Newport University (VA) on Friday, March 8, at 12 noon on Verdieck Courts.