Miletic Prevails in Three-Set Triumph as Women’s Tennis Opens CACC Play with Preseason Favorite Goldey-Beacom

Miletic Prevails in Three-Set Triumph as Women’s Tennis Opens CACC Play with Preseason Favorite Goldey-Beacom

WILMINGTON, Del. – Reigning Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Year Karla Miletic picked up a statement win, battling through three tough sets to outlast the No. 1 singles player from preseason favorite and defending league champion Goldey-Beacom on Tuesday afternoon.

Two sets were not enough to decide a winner between Miletic and her counterpart Lotte Lesscher y Post. With each winning a set 6-2, Miletic the first and Lotte the second, the match came down to a third set tiebreaker that would not disappoint. Just as the two had done throughout the match, they went back-and-forth until Miletic prevailed by the slightest of margins – 10-8.

The win was the 18th of her career for the sophomore, which moved her into a tie for ninth in program history. 

Miletic and partner Abbygail Gamarnik also won a team-high two doubles games at the first flight for USciences, but it was not enough to slow down Goldey-Beacom as the Lightning picked up an 8-1 victory in the conference opener for both teams.

Aside from Miletic, it was Gamarnik who won a team-best four games at No. 4 singles for University of the Sciences.

The Devils continue CACC play on Sunday, Sept. 17, as they welcome Concordia for their home-opener at 12 p.m.

Results

Singles

1. Karla Miletic (USCIENCE) def. L. Lesscher y Post (GBC) 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8)

2. Catarina Zheng (GBC) def. Elkanah Linder (USCIENCE) 6-0, 6-0

3. Anna Hortelano Pey (GBC) def. Abbygail Gamarnik (USCIENCE) 6-3, 6-1

4. Fredrika Regner (GBC) def. Danielle Paran (USCIENCE) 6-1, 6-1

5. Alma Garcia Valle (GBC) def. Julia James (USCIENCE) 6-1, 6-0

6. Silvia Hortelano Pey (GBC) def. Jillyan Serrano (USCIENCE) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles

1. L. Lesscher y Post/Catarina Zheng (GBC) def. Karla Miletic/Abbygail Gamarnik (USCIENCE) 8-2

2. Anna Hortelano Pey/Fredrika Regner (GBC) def. Elkanah Linder/Danielle Paran (USCIENCE) 8-1

3. Alma Garcia Valle/Manuela Cornejo (GBC) def. Gabrielle Soriano/Han Le (USCIENCE) 8-0