WASHINGTON - The Catholic University of America women's tennis team lost a hard fought conference opener to the Eagles of Juniata College 5-4. The team now posts a record of 8-3 for the season.
Senior Liz Harvey and Sophomore Laura Torsiello lost their first position doubles match 8-4 to Juniata's Heather Waring and Rachel Yurchisin. Freshman pair Maria Flores and Sarah MacLean were taken down at third doubles flight 8-3. The second doubles team consisting of Sophomore Eliana Martinez and Freshman Jenna Gietl lost in a tough tiebreaker 9-8 (7-4).
Harvey came back from a set down to win in the third set 4-6,6-1, and 6-4. The remaining three wins came from Torsiello, Martinez, and Geitl. Senior Emma Needham lost her 4th flight singles match 6-3, and 6-4. With the match tied at 4-4 the sixth flight was a tough battle resulting in Flores losing to Tori Gray 7-5, and 6-2. The Lady Cards seek to improve their record in this Sunday's match against Susquehanna.
Written by CUA Tennis Graduate Assistant Jason Quisberth
Edited by CUA Athletic Communications Student Assistant Colleen Harwood