Women’s Tennis Clinches Second Straight CACC Tournament Berth

Women’s Tennis Clinches Second Straight CACC Tournament Berth

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – For the first time since 2005-07, the University of the Sciences women's tennis team has clinched back-to-back Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Tournament berths after defeating Post 7-2 on Wednesday afternoon. 

USciences has now quailed for the CACC Tournament in three of the last four seasons after qualifying just three times in the previous nine seasons. 

University of the Sciences (5-4, 4-4 CCAC) began the afternoon by winning all three doubles matches, highlighted by Danielle Paran and Elkanah Linder winning their sixth consecutive match in thrilling fashion, 9-8 (2) at the second flight, to improve to 9-2 on the season.

Abbygail Gamarnik and Karla Miletic matched Paran and Linder with their ninth victory as well after a comfortable 8-3 decision at No. 1 doubles gave the pair their third straight win.

Han Le and Jillyan Serrano closed out the doubles sweep with a thrilling victory of their own, moving to a perfect 3-0 in CACC play with a 9-7 triumph at the third flight. Serrano is now tied for 10th in program history with 18 career doubles wins. 

Paran, Gamarnik and Miletic also won their respective singles matches to pick up a second victory on the day. 

Paran is now second on the team with four CACC wins after defeating her No. 3 singles opponent 6-2, 6-4. 

Gamarnik moved to second on the team with six overall singles victories after prevailing in three sets, 7-4, 2-6, 10-3, at the third flight for her third straight win. Notably, she also moved into a tie for sixth in program history with 23 career singles wins. 

Miletic leads USciences in both categories as she is now 9-2 overall and a perfect 6-0 in the CACC after she was up 3-0 and her No. 1 singles opponent retired. She becomes the third Devil in program history win 30 career singles matches. 

Winning University of the Sciences' other singles match - also in three sets - was Julia James, who downed her fifth flight opponent 1-6, 6-3, 6-1.

USciences will close out its fall home schedule, as well as CACC play, on Saturday, Oct. 14 when it hosts Caldwell at 12 p.m. 

Singles

1. Karla Miletic (USCI_W) def. Liza Dubrovskaya (POST) retired

2. Annika Janson (POST) def. Elkanah Linder (USCI_W) 7-5, 5-7, 10-8

3. Danielle Paran (USCI_W) def. Brianna Miah (POST) 6-2, 6-4

4. Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) def. Juliana Seabra (POST) 7-5, 2-6, 10-3

5. Julia James (USCI_W) def. Jessica Bergen (POST) 1-6, 6-3, 6-1

6. Sarah Namazi (POST) def. Jillyan Serrano (USCI_W) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles

1. Karla Miletic/Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) def. Annika Janson/Brianna Miah (POST) 8-3

2. Danielle Paran/Elkanah Linder (USCI_W) def. Juliana Seabra/Sarah Namazi (POST) 9-8 (7-2)

3. Han Le/Jillyan Serrano (USCI_W) def. Jessica Bergen/Sabrina Martino (POST) 9-7

Match Notes

University of the Sciences 5-4, 4-4 CACC

Post 6-6, 3-3 CACC

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,6,5,3,4,2)

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