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Doubles Point Proves Crucial in Women’s Tennis’ 4-3 Win Over Jefferson

Doubles Point Proves Crucial in Women’s Tennis’ 4-3 Win Over Jefferson

PHILADELPHIA – The doubles point proved to be the difference as both teams won three singles matches in the University of the Sciences women's tennis team's 4-3 Central Atlantic Colleagiate Conference (CACC) victory over cross-city rival Jefferson on Tuesday evening at the Hamlin Center. 

With the two teams also splitting the first two doubles matches, the opening point came down to a tiebreaker at the second flight.

Abbygail Gamarnik and Karla Miletic prevailed 7-3 to earn the point that would prove to be the difference in the outcome. 

Miletic then went on to win her first flight match 6-3, 6-1 to begin the singles action.

Julia James and Stephanie Mazurek, who partnered for USciences other doubles win, 6-2 at the third flight, also swept their singles matches to seal the victory. 

James dropped just three games at the sixth flight, while Mazurek lost just five at the fifth. 

James' win was the 24th of her career, which moves her into a tie for sixth in program history, while Mazurek has now won five straight matches to improve to a team-best 6-3. 

James' and Mazurek's doubles triumph was their first together, while Miletic and Gamarnik are now a team-best 9-2. 

After the outcome had already been decided, the only singles match to go to three sets saw Elkanah Linder fall 6-1, 3-6, 10-5 at the fourth flight. 

University of the Sciences (4-3, 3-1 CACC) continues CACC play on Saturday, Oct. 6 when it travels to Wilmington for a 1 p.m. match. 

 

Results

Singles

1. Karla Miletic (USCI_W) def. Marta Yevstakhevych (JEFFWTEN) 6-3, 6-1

2. Chang Wei (JEFFWTEN) def. Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) 6-2, 6-2

3. Lauren Candia (JEFFWTEN) def. Danielle Paran (USCI_W) 7-5, 6-0

4. Millie Coombes (JEFFWTEN) def. Elkanah Linder (USCI_W) 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5)

5. Stephanie Mazurek (USCI_W) def. Ines Blanc (JEFFWTEN) 6-1, 6-4

6. Julia James (USCI_W) def. Eryn Nguyen (JEFFWTEN) 6-0, 6-3

Doubles

1. Marta Yevstakhevych/Lauren Candia (JEFFWTEN) def. Danielle Paran/Elkanah Linder (USCI_W) 6-4

2. Karla Miletic/Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) def. Millie Coombes/Chang Wei (JEFFWTEN) 7-6 (7-3)

3. Stephanie Mazurek/Julia James (USCI_W) def. Ines Blanc/Katelyn High (JEFFWTEN) 6-2

Notes

Jefferson 2-4, 0-3 CACC

University of the Sciences 4-3, 3-1 CACC

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