By: Issac Donsky, Contributing Writer
File Photo by: Brendan Felch/The Towerlight
Towson suffered their second loss of the season Saturday at College Park, falling 6-1 to the Maryland Terrapins.
The Tigers (1-2), coming off a 7-0 loss to Virginia, managed to avoid a second straight shutout thanks to freshman Sarah Pospischill winning her singles match, which was the first individual win over the Terps (4-0) in program history.
“We had some very solid performances today,” head coach Jamie Peterson said. “We just need to believe in our abilities a bit more and be able to close out tight games.”
Pospichill dropped her first set of the day 6-4, then fought back to win 6-1 in the second set to force a third set. She would dominate in the third, winning 10-3 and prevented a Maryland shutout in the singles competitions.
The Tigers kept their matches close all day, with junior Alexa Martinez coming up just short in her singles match by scores of 7-6 and 7-5. This was the only Towson victory in singles, as the Terrapins took the last three matches.
Sophomore Jessica Assenmacher and junior Lauryn Jacobs fell 6-2 in doubles, and Maryland swept the doubles matches after defeating sophomores Phoebe Collins and Themis Haliou 6-1.
Still early in the season, Peterson believes Towson has some room to grow and will continue to work hard.
“We will continue to improve as long as we have the right mindset and the right work ethic,” Peterson said.
Next up for the Tigers is a trip to Morgantown, West Virginia on Friday, Jan. 31 that will kick off a five match road trip. Their matchup with the Mountaineers begins at 5 p.m.