By Cyan Thomas, Staff Writer
Photo courtesy of towsontigers.com
The Towson women’s tennis team battled La Salle and Navy on Sunday afternoon in Pikesville, defeating La Salle 4-0 and losing to Navy 6-1.
“The Navy team was much more powerful, consistent, and difficult to finish points against.”, said Head Coach Jamie Peterson. “They have already beaten the University of Maryland, who was a top 40 team last year. LaSalle had also lost to Morgan State the day before 6-1.”
During the Navy match, sophomore Alexa Martinez started the Tigers off with a singles win, taking the third set tiebreaker 10-7.
Freshmen Phoebe Collins and Amelia Lawson won their doubles match 6-4.
Junior Claire Bedi lost a tough battle in her singles match 5-7, 6-7
Against LaSalle, seniors Yevgeniya Shusterman and Lucy Gloninger both won singles matches for the Tigers, giving the team the singles victory.
Doubles pair Martinez and Shusterman took a win with a score of 6-1 while the pair of Gloninger and freshman Themis Haliou also won their match 6-2, clinching the doubles win.
“The second match we came out a little slow in the doubles,” Peterson said. “We eventually prevailed and then carried that momentum in the singles to finish strong with a convincing win over LaSalle.”
Split matches are always a tough hurdle for teams to clear, but the Tigers fared well and have a lot to build on heading into their next matches.
“Overall, I was really pleased with how the day went,” Peterson said.
Towson will travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to face off against Buffalo Saturday at 4 p.m. and Duquesne Sunday at 1 p.m.