Three-Setters the Difference as Women’s Tennis Falls Just Short Against Undefeated Winona State

Three-Setters the Difference as Women’s Tennis Falls Just Short Against Undefeated Winona State

ORLANDO – The University of the Sciences women's tennis team nearly knocked off undefeated Winona State (8-0) on Monday afternoon, but two third-set tiebreakers proved to be the difference as the Devils played their second match in two days to open their spring break trip.

Abbygail Gamarnik and Karla Miletic partnered for USciences' (8-6) lone doubles win, 8-4 at the first flight, and both each swept their respective opponents at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, dropping just two games each.

The duo moved to 11-7 together this season, and are now first and second on the team with 12 and eight singles victories, respectively.

Notably, Gamarnik is now fifth in program history with 25 career singles wins.

Elkanah Linder was on the right side of a three-set match by the narrowest of margins at No. 4 singles, storming back from a 6-7 first set loss to take sets two and three 6-4, 11-9.

Linder is also tied with Gamarnik for second on the team with eight wins.

Needing just one more point, Julia James won the first set of her No. 5 singles match, 6-2, before falling in sets two and three 3-6, 3-10.

Danielle Paran meanwhile lost her first set at the third flight, 4-6, but fought back to win the second 6-3. Similar to Linder's match it came down to the final points, but the sophomore fell short 7-10.

University of the Sciences takes two days off before continuing its trip against Bentley on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Results

Singles

1. Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) def. Skibba, Kaisey (WSU) 6-1, 6-1

2. Karla Miletic (USCI_W) def. Gantz, Rachel (WSU) 6-0, 6-2

3. Daane, Justine (WSU) def. Danielle Paran (USCI_W) 6-4, 3-6, 10-7

4. Elkanah Linder (USCI_W) def. Kappes, Kendra (WSU) 6-7, 6-4, 11-9

5. Hackmann, Kali (WSU) def. Julia James (USCI_W) 2-6, 6-3, 10-3

6. Card, Tayla (WSU) def. Jillyan Serrano (USCI_W) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles

1. Karla Miletic/Abbygail Gamarnik (USCI_W) def. Skibba, Kaisey/Daane, Justine (WSU) 8-4

2. Kappes, Kendra/Gantz, Rachel (WSU) def. Elkanah Linder/Danielle Paran (USCI_W) 8-4

3. Card, Tayla/Hackmann, Kali (WSU) def. Julia James/Gabrielle Soriano (USCI_W) 8-0