Serving up a pair of wins
By Cyan Thomas, Staff Writer
Towson rose to 4-10 on the season last week after wins against St. Katherine and Concordia Irvine, combined with a loss to Clemson.
On Thursday, the Tigers swept St. Katherine to clinch a 7-0 victory in San Diego, California.
Head Coach Jamie Peterson was proud of his team’s effort on the day.
“The girls did a great job coming out and being focused, taking care of business,” Peterson said. “The last three singles matches were 6-0 victories, very impressive to finish off our three matches.”
Freshman Jessica Assenmacher, junior Claire Bedi, freshman Phoebe Collins, freshman Themis Haliou and freshman Amelia Lawson all overwhelmed their opponents in singles play, taking 6-0 wins in straight sets.
Senior Lucy Gloninger also took a victory for the Tigers, winning 6-1, 6-1.
In doubles, the teams of Haliou and Collins and Bedi and Lawson swept their opponents to secure 6-0 victories.
The duo of Assenmacher and Gloninger clinched a 6-1 victory to ensure the doubles victory over St. Katherine.
On Tuesday, the Tigers bested Concordia Irvine 4-3, but fell to Clemson 4-0.
“Concordia Irvine is not nearly as strong as Clemson,” Peterson said. “We didn’t play that well against Concordia Irvine, but we competed well and found ways to win.”
Against the Eagles (7-7), Towson came from behind to steal the win. Concordia secured the doubles point, putting the pressure on the singles matches.
Sophomore Alexa Martinez won the first singles match in straight sets.
Senior Yevgeniya Shusterman and Collins both secured comeback victories in their singles matches in the third set. Shusterman won 6-4 while Collins won 7-5.
Bedi’s singles win secured the point for Towson and gave the Tigers the overall victory.
Against Clemson (8-10), Shusterman, Lawson and Gloninger’s singles matches were not completed and thus were not counted in the final game total.
Martinez, Bedi and Collins were toppled in their singles matches to give Clemson the singles point.
Towson was unsuccessful in doubles and were swept, giving Clemson an uncontested 4-0 victory.
The Tigers have a busy week as the team will travel to Mount St. Mary’s on Wednesday, March 27, California University of Pennsylvania on Friday, March 29 and West Virginia on Saturday, March 30.
The Tigers next home games will be on Friday, April 5 when they will host a double header.
Towson faces UNC Wilmington in their conference opener at 2:30 p.m., followed by Delaware State at 6:30 p.m.
Both home matches will take place at the Towson Center.