By: Billy Owens, Contributing Writer
Towson earned a decisive victory over Mount St. Mary’s at the Bare Hills Racquet and Fitness Club in Baltimore Friday.
Coming into the match with a 4-2 record after a tough win against George Washington Feb. 12, the team was poised to keep the momentum going.
“We didn’t want to have that cliché famous letdown,” Head Coach Doug Neagle said. “They took care of business.”
Towson won all three matches of the doubles competition to go ahead 1-0 before singles action began later that evening.
The number one doubles team of Lucy Williams and Lucy Gloninger defeated Kelly Smith and Erin Benefiel 6-2. The No. 2 doubles team of A.J. Gomer and Renate van Oorschodt defeated Brittany Poje and Sruthi Kamprath 6-1.
Rounding out the doubles win was the number three doubles team of Sophie Lesage and Yevgeniya Shusterman who beat Isabella Draper and Emma Blake 6-1.
The Tigers continued their emphatic performance against the Mount in the singles competition, with all six matches going Towson’s way in straight sets.
Towson’s number one Barbora Vasilkova defeated Smith 6-3, 6-2, while number two Lesage defeated Poje 6-4, 6-2. Number three Gomer and number four van Oorschodt, both posted victories as well, beating Kamprath 6-3, 6-1 and Benefiel 6-2, 6-3, respectively.
Number five Gloninger won 6-1, 6-0 against Blake, and number six Shusterman won 6-0, 6-1 against Draper.
“They trust each other and push each other,” Neagle said. “It’s helping the girls get results they want right now.”
With the win, Towson stands at 5-2 for the season. Its next match is at Navy (7-5) this Sunday, Feb. 28.