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Women’s Tennis Ends Season with 5-4 Win at Millersville; Linder and Paran Break Program Record for Doubles Victories in a Season

Women’s Tennis Ends Season with 5-4 Win at Millersville; Linder and Paran Break Program Record for Doubles Victories in a Season

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – The University of the Sciences women's tennis team closed out its 2017-18 season in thrilling fashion, defeating Millersville 5-4 to end the year with its third consecutive win. 

Highlighting the triumph was Elkanah Linder and Danielle Paran setting the program's single-season record for doubles wins, breaking the mark set last season by Linder and Karla Miletic.

The duo gave USciences its only win in doubles play, an 8-4 decision at the second flight to end their season with a third straight win to improve to 16-5 together.

The two also both won their singles matches in straight sets, with Linder dropping only one game at the third flight and Paran dropping just five at the fourth flight.

Linder ends her year second on the team with an 11-9 record, while Paran improved to .500 at 9-9. 

University of the Sciences won four-of-six singles matches to comeback from the doubles deficit.

Also dropping just one game, at No. 2 singles, was Abbygail Gamarnik, who ends her year in dual play .500 at 9-9.

Julia James was the Devils' other winner as she swept her No. 5 singles opponent to reach double-digit wins at 10-8, while in the process moving into a tie for eighth in the program annals with her 21st career victory.

In addition to reaching double-digit wins for the second year in a row, and the third time in four years, USciences reached the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Semifinals for a second straight year. Prior to last season, the Devils had not appeared in the CACC semifinals since 2007.

The future will continue to trend upwards as well, with University of the Sciences returning all eight of the student-athletes on its roster.

 

Results

Singles

1. Katina Jones (MILL-W) def. Karla Miletic (USCI_W) 5-4, retired

2. Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) def. Megan Rovenolt (MILL-W) 6-1, 6-0

3. Elkanah Linder (USCI_W) def. Haley Nauman (MILL-W) 6-0, 6-1

4. Danielle Paran (USCI_W) def. Victoria Hanus (MILL-W) 6-2, 6-3

5. Julia James (USCI_W) def. Kelley Hershey (MILL-W) 6-0, 6-0

6. Lauren Weaver (MILL-W) def. Gabrielle Soriano (USCI_W) 6-0, 6-2

Doubles        

1. Katina Jones/Megan Rovenolt (MILL-W) def. Karla Miletic/Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) 9-8 (8-5)

2. Elkanah Linder/Danielle Paran (USCI_W) def. Haley Nauman/Kelley Hershey (MILL-W) 8-4

3. Victoria Hanus/Lauren Weaver (MILL-W) def. Han Le/Jillyan Serrano (USCI_W) 8-2