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Miletic Becomes Winningest Singles Player in Program History as Women’s Tennis Defeats Defending CACC Champion Wilmington

Miletic Becomes Winningest Singles Player in Program History as Women’s Tennis Defeats Defending CACC Champion Wilmington

PHILADELPHIA – Karla Miletic became the winningest singles player in program history, as the University of the Sciences women's tennis team defeated defending Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) champion Wilmington 6-1 at the Hamlin Center on Wednesday evening. 

Miletic came back from losing the first set of her first flight match, 1-6, to overcome her competitor 6-2, 10-7 in the second and third for the historic victory. 

The senior's 43rd career victory broke a tie with former teammate Elkanah Linder, and was her first win of 2019-20. 

Miletic also teamed with freshman Myka Williams for the first time, at No. 1 doubles, and the two defeated their opponents 6-2. 

With Wilmington only having four players, that clinched the doubles point for USciences, but junior Danielle Paran and sophomore Stephanie Mazurek would also sweep their second flight foes to move to 2-0 together on the year. 

After receiving points at No. 5 and No. 6 singles by default, the Devils only needed one point victory in singles play and they would get it almost immediately from Williams, who lost only one game at the third flight for her second straight win.

After Miletic's win, Diana Sosonkin then joined Williams at 2-0 after dropping just two games at No. 4 singles.  

Now 2-0 in the league for the third year in a row, University of the Sciences takes a break from CACC play for a non-conference match at West Chester this Friday at 2 p.m. 

Results

Singles

1. Karla Miletic (USCI-W) def. Laura Gil (WILMU) 1-6, 6-2, 10-7

2. Andrea Ribalta (WILMU) def. Stephanie Mazurek (USCI-W) 6-4, 6-4

3. Myka Williams (USCI-W) def. Sabrina Blasi-Smith (WILMU) 6-1, 6-0

4. Diana Sosonkin (USCI-W) def. Mallory Nolte (WILMU) 6-2, 6-0

5. Julia James (USCI-W) def. No player (WILMU), by default

6. Myra Anwar (USCI-W) def. No player (WILMU), by default

Doubles

1. Karla Miletic/Myka Williams (USCI-W) def. Laura Gil/Andrea Ribalta (WILMU) 6-2

2. Stephanie Mazurek/Danielle Paran (USCI-W) def. Sabrina Blasi-Smith/Mallory Nolte (WILMU) 6-0

3. Diana Sosonkin/Myra Anwar (USCI-W) def. No player/No player (WILMU), by default

Match Notes

Wilmington University 0-3 0-2 CACC

University of the Sciences 2-1, 2-0 CACC

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