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Doubles Play Powers Women’s Tennis Past District of Columbia

Doubles Play Powers Women’s Tennis Past District of Columbia

GERMANTOWN, Md. – The University of the Sciences women's tennis team used a doubles sweep to power its way to a 6-3 win at District of Columbia on Thursday, in its first match up north since returning home from its spring break trip.

One of the doubles pairs was a familiar tandem, while the other was playing together for the first time. The result for both was the same, an 8-4 triumph.

Playing at No. 1 doubles for the first time this season, Elkanah Linder and Danielle Paran picked up their team-best 14th win of the season, improving to 13-4 in dual play. 

At the second flight, it was Abbygail Gamarnik and Julia James pairing with each other for the first time.

Notably, Gamarnik has now won 13 times in doubles play this season.

James also improved to an even 8-8 in singles play, picking up one of USciences' two victories, 1-6, 6-4, 10-7, at the fourth flight.

She is now tied for third on the team in singles victories, one behind Linder, who also won twice on the day after defeating her third flight opponent 6-4, 6-2.

University of the Sciences also earned two points by default, at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles, to complete the scoring. 

The Devils take a couple of weeks off before traveling to Millersville for a match on Monday, April 2 at 3 p.m.




1. Dominika Hadnadova (UDC) def. Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) 6-2, 6-1

2. Anastasiia Danylova (UDC) def. Danielle Paran (USCI_W) 6-1, 6-3

3. Elkanah Linder (USCI_W) def. A. Khomyachenko (UDC) 6-4, 6-2

4. Julia James (USCI_W) def. Estefania Castrillon (UDC) 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)

5. Florence Clercx (UDC) def. Han Le (USCI_W) 6-3, 6-0

6. Gabrielle Soriano (USCI_W) def. No player (UDC), by default


1. Elkanah Linder/Danielle Paran (USCI_W) def. Dominika Hadnadova/Estefania Castrillon (UDC) 8-4

2. Abbygail Gamarnik/Julia James (USCI_W) def. A. Khomyachenko/Anastasiia Danylova (UDC) 8-4

3. Han Le/Gabrielle Soriano (USCI_W) def. No player/No player (UDC), by default

Match Notes

University of the Sciences 9-8

District of Columbia 4-7

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