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Women’s Tennis’ Fall Season Comes to an End in CACC Semifinals

Credit: Madison Laplante
Credit: Madison Laplante

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – The University of the Sciences women's tennis team's season came to an end in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) semifinals on Friday morning. The Devils were making their second consecutive appearance in the semifinals for the first time 2007.

USciences ends its fall season at 7-5 after falling to top-seed and regular season champion Goldey-Beacom 5-0.

The Lightning (10-0) swept doubles play, with Julia James and Gabrielle Soriano winning a team-best four games at the third flight for University of the Sciences.

James also won a set at No. 6 singles before her match was not finished due to Goldey-Beacom winning two matches to complete the victory.  

Notably, Danielle Paran and Elkanah Linder end their fall season at 11-3 after having their eight-match win streak snapped at No. 2 doubles.

Karla Miletic and Abbygail Gamarnik are right behind them, entering the spring season at 10-6 after falling at No. 1 doubles.

The first repeat CACC Player of the Year since 2011-12, Miletic leads USciences with an 11-2 singles record after her first flight match did not finish.  

Gamarnik, the night after receiving her second straight Top XVI at the awards banquet, was leading 2-0 in the second set at No. 3 singles when her match went unfinished. She is second on the team with a 7-7 singles record.

Linder, tied with James with six singles victories, was tied at 3-3 in the second set at the second flight when her match did not finish.

University of the Sciences now turns its attention to the spring season. Stay tuned to devilsathletics.com for updates on the spring schedule.


1. L. Lesscher y Post (GBC) vs. Karla Miletic (USCI_W) 6-4, 2-1, unfinished

2. Catarina Zheng (GBC) vs. Elkanah Linder (USCI_W) 6-1, 3-3, unfinished

3. Anna Hortelano Pey (GBC) vs. Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) 6-4, 0-2, unfinished

4. Fredrika Regner (GBC) def. Danielle Paran (USCI_W) 6-3, 6-3

5. Alma Garcia Valle (GBC) def. Jillyan Serrano (USCI_W) 6-0, 6-0

6. Silvia Hortelano Pey (GBC) vs. Julia James (USCI_W) 2-6, 6-2, 2-0, unfinished


1. L. Lesscher y Post/Catarina Zheng (GBC) def. Karla Miletic/Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) 8-3

2. Anna Hortelano Pey/Fredrika Regner (GBC) def. Elkanah Linder/Danielle Paran (USCI_W) 8-1

3. Alma Garcia Valle/Manuela Cornejo (GBC) def. Julia James/Gabrielle Soriano (USCI_W) 8-4

Match Notes

University of the Sciences 7-5

Goldey-Beacom 10-0

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

2017 CACC Women's Tennis Championship Semifinal #1