Women’s Tennis Prevails in Doubles; Devils Fall in Home-Opener

Women’s Tennis Prevails in Doubles; Devils Fall in Home-Opener

PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences women's tennis team won two doubles matches, and Karla Miletic won her second straight No. 1 singles match in three sets, but the Devils dropped their home-opener to Concorida in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) action on Sunday afternoon at the McNeil Tennis Courts.

USciences (1-2, 1-2 CACC) got off to a good start, taking the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches by identical 8-5 scores.

Miletic teamed with Abbygail Gamarnik for the first flight win, while Elkanah Linder and Danielle Paran paried for the victory at the second flight.

For Linder, it was her 25th career doubles win, which is third most in program history.

Miletic also improved her ranking in the record book, as she won her second straight three-setter to move into a tie for third all-time with 24 career singles victories. She swept her opponent in the first set and after dropping a hard-fought second set 4-6, she answered with a comfortable 6-1 response in the decisive third.

Freshman Danielle Paran also saw her No. 4 singles match go to three sets after she came back from a first set loss to win 6-1 in the second, but she was denied her first career collegiate victory by a 3-6 score in the third set.

University of the Sciences has one final tune-up, a 3 p.m. match at Post on Tuesday, before it competes at the ITA Tournament this weekend

Results

Singles

1. Karla Miletic (USCI_W) def. Siri Victorsson (CND-NY-W) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
2. Angelica Karlsson (CND-NY-W) def. Elkanah Linder (USCI_W) 6-0, 6-1
3. Kristel Kalm (CND-NY-W) def. Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) 7-6 (11-9), 6-3
4. Josefina Torres (CND-NY-W) def. Danielle Paran (USCI_W) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
5. Tadi Mrewa (CND-NY-W) def. Julia James (USCI_W) 6-1, 6-1
6. Franziska Putschbach (CND-NY-W) def. Jillyan Serrano (USCI_W) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles

1. Karla Miletic/Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) def. Siri Victorsson/Kristel Kalm (CND-NY-W) 8-5
2. Elkanah Linder/Danielle Paran (USCI_W) def. Josefina Torres/Angelica Karlsson (CND-NY-W) 8-5
3. Franziska Putschbach/Tadi Mrewa (CND-NY-W) def. Julia James/Jillyan Serrano (USCI_W) 8-1