WILMINGTON, Del. - - The Wilmington University women's tennis team dropped its first match of the year, falling to NCAA Division I and instate foe Delaware State University, 6-1, on Saturday at the Delcastle Tennis Center.
The loss snapped an 11-match winning streak for the Wildcats, as drop their first match of the year and are now 11-1 on the year.
Coming into today, the Wildcats only lost one doubles match all year, and it came in the final regular season game in the fall to Goldey-Beacom. In an unlikely turn of events, the Wildcats dropped all three double matches on Saturday and now stand 2-4 in doubles matches against other schools from the state of Delaware.
The Hornets (7-3) didn't let the Wildcats stick around, winning the first three singles matches to ensure the team victory and lead 4-0.
The Wildcats scored their lone point of the day at No. 3 singles, as Valentina Ivankovic remained undefeated in singles matches this year, moving to 12-0. She defeated the Hornets' Klaudija Lisovska 7-5 and 7-6 (3) to improve to 3-0 at No. 3 singles on the year.
Fenna Swaan won the first set against Samara Guillory at No. 6 singles, but dropped the match in three sets. Begona Gomar also forced a third set with a 6-4 win in the second set at No. 4 singles, but lost the third set as well.
The Wildcats will look to rebound next weekend as they travel to St. Thomas Aquinas. The matchup against top regional teams begins at 12:00 p.m. in Sparkill, New York, on Saturday.