| @Towson_WTEN Drops First Match of Season
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 02/15/2013

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Towson women's tennis team faced a staunch opponent in its first match of the spring season Friday, falling to the University of Maryland by a score of 7-0. It was the Tigers' (1-1) first loss in a dual match this season.

With a powerful young squad, the Terps were able to upend the Tigers in all six singles matches, including five by straight set victories. The Terps started five freshmen in the match Friday.

Tiger senior Andrea Samlin gave a strong effort at No. 5 singles, playing Gabriela Srodowski tough and winning the first set 9-7. However, Srodowski won the second set 6-4 and a third set tie-breaker 10-2 to earn the victory.

At No. 1 doubles, Towson head coach Doug Neagle played the reliable duo of Ayana Dow and Ariel Burke against Maryland's Olga Gaistruk and Vroni Van Berlo. The Terps pair won the set 8-3.

Despite the loss, Neagle knows that his team must regain focus as they continue play.

"Maryland is a very strong team," he said. "But I'm really glad we are back and playing again tomorrow."

The Tigers host Salisbury at Bare Hills Racquet Club Saturday at 6 p.m.


Maryland 7, Towson University 0

 Singles competition

1. Vroni Van Berlo (UMD) def. Ayana Dow (TOWSON) 6-2, 6-0

2. O. Bredikhina (UMD) def. Nisha Shah (TOWSON) 6-2, 6-2

3. Sarah Gealer (UMD) def. Ariel Burke (TOWSON) 6-2, 6-0

4. Olga Gaistruk (UMD) def. Lorena Ferrer (TOWSON) 6-2, 6-2

5. G. Srodowski (UMD) def. Andrea Samlin (TOWSON) 7-9, 6-4, 10-2

6. N. Bredikhina (UMD) def. Moriah Burke (TOWSON) 6-3, 6-2

 Doubles competition

1. Olga Gaistruk/Vroni Van Berlo (UMD) def. Ayana Dow/Ariel Burke (TOWSON) 8-3

2. N. Bredikhina/O. Bredikhina (UMD) def. Andrea Samlin/Nisha Shah (TOWSON) 8-1

3. Lorena Ferrer/Moriah Burke (TOWSON) vs. Sarah Gealer/G. Srodowski (UMD) no result

Match Notes:

Towson University 1-1


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