PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences women's tennis team pushed defending Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) champion Goldey-Beacom to the brink in doubles play, and Stephanie Mazurek won her seventh straight singles match, as the Devils fell to the Lightning 1-6 on Sunday afternoon at the Hamlin/Hecht Center.
After splitting the first two sets, 7-6 (1), 1-6, Mazurek and her fifth flight opponent went down to the wire in a super tiebreaker, with the freshman holding on to win by the narrowest of margins 10-8.
The rookie remains a perfect 5-0 in CACC play, while improving to 8-3 overall and 7-1 in dual action.
The afternoon began with two close doubles matches, both of which Goldey-Beacom held on to win.
Karla Miletic and Abbygail Gamarnik forced a tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles to a duo they lost to 8-1 in the Round of 16 at the ITA East Regionals. Their opponents would pull away to win 7-3 in the tiebreaker.
Miletic then fell just short in singles play in yet another match to go down to the wire in a super tiebreaker. The junior rebounded from a 1-6 first set loss to win the second set 6-4, before coming up just short in the super tiebreaker 10-12.
University of the Sciences will make up its postponed match from Saturday against Caldwell tomorrow at a site and time to be determined, before hosting Post in the First Round of the CACC Tournament on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
|1. L. Lesscher y Post (GBC) def. Karla Miletic (USCI_W) 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (12-10)|
|2. Catarina Zheng (GBC) def. Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) 6-4, 6-2|
|3. Anna Hortelano Pey (GBC) def. Elkanah Linder (USCI_W) 6-1, 6-1|
|4. Maria Bruno (GBC) def. Danielle Paran (USCI_W) 6-2, 6-1|
|5. Stephanie Mazurek (USCI_W) def. Elin Anderson (GBC) 7-6 (7-1), 1-6, 1-0 (10-8)|
|6. Andrea Fresneda (GBC) def. Julia James (USCI_W) 6-2, 6-1|
|1. L. Lesscher y Post/Catarina Zheng (GBC) def. Karla Miletic/Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) 7-6 (7-4)|
|2. Anna Hortelano Pey/Kristin Radeke (GBC) def. Elkanah Linder/Danielle Paran (USCI_W) 6-4|
|3. Maria Bruno/Elin Anderson (GBC) def. Stephanie Mazurek/Julia James (USCI_W) 6-2|