Brennan Becomes Program’s All-Time Wins Leader as Women’s Tennis Clinches Home Playoff Match

Brennan Becomes Program’s All-Time Wins Leader as Women’s Tennis Clinches Home Playoff Match

PHILADELPHIA – University of the Sciences Head Women's Tennis Coach Jay Brennan became the all-time winningest coach in program history on Saturday, as the Devils defeated Caldwell 8-1 to close out its Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) season with its third straight win to clinch the four seed and a home match in the upcoming CACC Tournament.

The Devils will host Jefferson at the McNeil Tennis Courts on Tuesday, with the winner advancing the CACC Semifinals hosted at Post on Friday, Oct. 20.

In his sixth season at the helm of the program, Brennan won his 42nd match to surpass the previous leader Bob Flitter (1991-2003).

Closing out its CACC schedule at 5-3, USciences has now won a program record five conferences matches for the second season in a row.

The Devils were a three set loss away from completing the 9-0 sweep.

Karla Miletic, Elkanah Linder and Julia James all won two matches on the afternoon.

Miletic completed her second consecutive undefeated CACC season at 7-0. She and her partner Abbygail Gamarnik also won their fourth straight match together to tie for the team lead with 10 wins.    

Linder and Danielle Paran also won their 10th match together with their seventh consecutive victory. 

Notably, the junior is now also tied for second on the team with six singles victories as she became just the third Devil in program history to win 30 career singles matches. 

James finishes her CACC season above .500 at 4-3. Her doubles win with partner Gabrielle Soriano was their first match together this season. 

Also winning on the day were Jillyan Serrano and Han Le. Serrano is now a perfect 4-0 at No. 5 singles, while Le finishes CACC play at 3-2. 

University of the Sciences closes its season with a road match at New Haven tomorrow, Oct. 15, at 1 p.m.

Singles

1. Karla Miletic (USCI_W) def. Valeria Otarola (CAL) 6-1, 6-2

2. Elkanah Linder (USCI_W) def. Rebecca Ryan (CAL) 6-3, 6-1

3. Janis Jimenez (CAL) def. Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) 6-4, 2-6, 10-4

4. Julia James (USCI_W) def. Shannon Donaldson (CAL) 6-1, 6-0

5. Jillyan Serrano (USCI_W) def. Claudia Romano (CAL) 8-0

6. Han Le (USCI_W) def. Amy Tang (CAL) 8-2

Doubles

1. Karla Miletic/Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) def. Valeria Otarola/Rebecca Ryan (CAL) 8-4

2. Elkanah Linder/Danielle Paran (USCI_W) def. Janis Jimenez/Shannon Donaldson (CAL) 8-3

3. Julia James/Gabrielle Soriano (USCI_W) def. Claudia Romano/Amy Tang (CAL) 8-0

Match Notes

Caldwell 3-8, 1-7 CACC

University of the Sciences 6-4, 5-3 CACC

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (1,2,3,5,4,6)