PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - - The Wilmington University women's tennis team finally dropped a point, but still remained unbeaten with a 6-1 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory at USciences on Wednesday night at the Hamlin Center
The Wildcats improve to 3-0 overall in dual matches and 2-0 in CACC play with the win.
Once again, the Wildcats took all three doubles matches to earn the point on Wednesday. Valentina Ivankovic and Marley Trifunovic blanked their opponent at No. 2 doubles, 6-0, while Larize Nel and Begona Gomar won at No. 3 doubles, 6-2. Neus Ramos Moreno and Fenna Swaan had a battle at battle at No. 1, but came out victorious, 7-5, to sweep the opening three matches.
Marley Trifunovic gave the Wildcats their second point with a win at No. 5 singles, defeating Myka Williams, 6-3 and 6-0. Jess Purdy made short work of Kirsten Wijnsema at No.1. singles to give the Wildcats the 3-0 lead, 6-0 and 6-2, just before Valentina Ivankovic secured the team victory at No. 4 singles, 6-4 and 6-1, over Myra Anwar.
The final three matches came down to the wire, as Larize Nel needed a third set tiebreak to get past Stephanie Mazurek at No. 6 singles. She won the first set, 6-0, but dropped the second set, 7-6 (7-5), before going into the third set tiebreak. She was able to stay unbeaten in dual matches with a 10-7 victory in the tiebreak.
Neus Ramos Moreno went into a second set tiebreak at No. 2 singles, but fell to Charlotte Kordonowy, 4-6 and 6-7 (4-7), to give the Devils (1-1, 1-1 CACC) their lone point.
Begona Gomar was in a battle at No. 2 singles after capturing the first set, 6-1. Rosemary Esquivel came back to take the second set in a tiebreak, 7-6 (7-4), and then the third set tiebreak went into extra points, with Gomar outlasting Esquivel, 13-11, to take the match.
The Wildcats have a tough CACC match coming up, as they head back to Philadelphia to take on Jefferson on Saturday afternoon. The Rams (3-2, 1-1 CACC) fell to Goldey-Beacom, 4-3, but are coming off a 6-1 victory at Chestnut Hill. The doubles matches are set to begin at 12:00 p.m.