Women's Tennis Falls to Maryland, 4-3

Philadelphia, Pa.- The University of Pennsylvania women's tennis teamdropped a tough match to theUniversity of Maryland, 5-2, in the Levy Tennis Pavilion on Saturday.

The Quakers lost the singles point to open the match. At No. 1 doubles, the team of Julia Koulbitskaya and Shelah Chao lost, 8-5, and at No. 2 Raluca Ciochina and Michelle Mitchell fell, 8-5. The No. 3 doubles match finished at 9-7, with Kate Williams and Caroline Stanislawski taking the loss.

At No. 1 singles, Koulbitskaya defeated Jennifer Dent, 6-2, 6-4. Yulia Rivelis won at No. 2 by default over Ramona But and at No. 3 Mitchell fell to Marianne Baker, 6-2, 6-1. At the No. 4 position, Chao fell in a hard-fought match to Veronika Subertova, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, while at No. 5 Ciochina fell to Neda Mihneva, 6-2, 6-3. The Quakers second win came at No. 6 singles, with Caroline Stanislawski defeating Tamar Huppes, 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-2.

The Quakers are next in action on March 6, when they travel to California to take on UC-Irvine at noon.

Maryland 5, Penn 2
But/Baker def. Koulbitskaya/Chao (P), 8-5
Graca/Dent def. Ciochina/Mitchell (P), 8-5
Huppes/Mihneva def. Williams/Stanislawski (P), 9-7

Koulbitskaya (P) def. Dent, 6-2, 6-4
Rivelis (P) def. But, def.
Baker def. Mitchell (P), 6-2, 6-1
Subertova def. Chao (P), 6-7, 6-4, 6-4
Mihneva def. Ciochina (P), 6-2, 6-3
Stanislawski (P) def. Huppes, 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-2

Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant