Women’s tennis sweeps Harford for first win of season
BALTIMORE, Md. (March 6, 2022) – 24 hours after suffering a disappointing home loss to Georgetown, which Morgan State head coach Matthew Cities said “it wasn’t a great performance for us” as the Lady Bears picked up their first victory of the season, beating Harford Community College 7-0 on Sunday at MSU tennis courts.
The Lady Bears improved to 1-5 this season, while Harford fell to 0-2.
“The ladies bounced back really well today. They played hard and for each other, and as a coach that’s all you can ask for,” Townes said. “Very happy to get the first win of the season.”
Morgan State took a 1-0 lead by winning both doubles matches that were played. Averiana Mitchell and Rose of Asmara earned a 6-0 No. 1 singles win over Anna Holway and Lily Holtschneider of the Owls, 6-0.
Stefania Moysiadi and Anabel Torrente went on to defeat Natalia Calvo-Herrera and Caroline Novak, 6-3 in second place to win both doubles matches.
The double n°3 did not play.
Morgan State would then lose only one point out of the five singles matches played. Nolwenn Cardoso picked up a straight-sets victory over LilyTsomos 6-0, 6-0 in singles No. 5. Ana Lei Kalawe also earned a straight-set shutout win over Holway, while Anabel Torrente also earned a 6-0, 6-0 win over Holtschneider in singles No. 3 to give Morgan State a 5-0 lead.
The Lady Bears wrapped up the scoring with Mitchell beating Calvo-Herrera 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4 and Rose then beat Novak in a 6-0, 6-0 sweep at No. 4.
Next step : The Lady Bears travel to Elon, North Carolina this Sunday, March 13 to face Elon at 2 p.m.
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