Press Release Written by Athletics Operations Manager Rich Groff
WILMINGTON, Del. - - The Wilmington University women's tennis team was upended, 6-3, by the Clippers of Concordia who won their fifth straight Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference match on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Delcastle Tennis Center.
The Clippers (5-0, 5, 0 CACC) won 6-3, the matches were hard fought battles as the Wildcats (2-5, 1-2 CACC) lost in doubles 8-5, 8-5 and won a tough match 9-8 (7-2).
Concordia won seven consecutive CACC Tournament Championships, with the last coming in 2015 before the program took a year's hiatus in 2016.
Gomar dropped her number one singles in straight sets 6-4, 6-1 and Laura Gil was able to force a third set in her number two singles but eventually lost 6-2, 4-6, and 6-1. Jane Malygina, plying in her first match as a Wildcat, put the Wildcats on the board in number three singles with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) win after forcing a tie breaker in the second set. After winning the first set at fourth singles, 6-3, Anushka Sathe could not find a way to finish off the Clippers' freshman Josefina Torres and dropped the next two sets 6-3, and 6-2.
In number five singles Andrea Ribalta won the first set, 6-2, then dropped her next set 6-1 to junior Tadi Mrewa before putting her away 6-1 to secure another point for the Wildcats. Paya lost a tie break heartbreaker in the first set of her number six singles, 7-6 (8-6), then bounced right back and took the next set, 6-4. The third set was halted at 3-0 because of retirement to end the match and the day for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats remain in the CACC action as they play host to the University of the Sciences on Tuesday, October 3. First serve is set for 3:00 p.m. at the Delcastle Tennis Center.