St. Mary's Women's Tennis Win Twice at Goucher

Savannah Bergen '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Savannah Bergen '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

For Immediate Release · By Justin Gordon · jpgordon@smcm.edu

Baltimore, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's tennis team (3-1) posted a pair of wins on Saturday at Goucher College. St. Mary's took down No. 23 Harford Community College (3-3), 5-4, before notching a 7-2 win over the host Goucher Gophers (1-6).

St. Mary's 5, No. 23 Harford C.C. 4

How It Happened

Doubles:

  • Sophomore Claire Bodine (Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg) and first-year Alden Grosh (Hagerstown, Md./Smithsburg) got the first points against the nationally-ranked Fighting Owls by winning 8-2 at No. 3 doubles.
  • Senior Raziela Manangan (Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) and first-year Sophia Gary (Germantown, Md./Holton-Arms) won their No. 2 doubles match with a score of 8-4 over Harford's Rosario Bove and Sofia Samra to send St. Mary's into singles action with a 2-1 lead.

Singles:

  • Manangan (No. 3) and Bodine (No. 5) both picked up straight set victories to even up the match at 4-4.
  • Senior Savannah Bergen (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) clinched the 5-4 win for St. Mary's over the Fighting Owls, by taking down Kayli Fonzi, 7-5, 6-4 at No. 6 singles.

St. Mary's 7, Goucher 2

How It Happened

Doubles:

  • Senior captains Melissa Barall (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) and Chelsea English (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) bested their opponents, 8-2, at No. 1 doubles for the Seahawks' first point against Goucher.
  • Manangan and Gary picked up their second doubles win of the day by defeating Goucher's Mackenzie Donohue and Miranda Egan-Brooks, 8-6, at No. 2 doubles and St. Mary's headed into singles action up 2-1.

Singles:

  • Barall continued her strong year by winning 8-0 over Goucher's Ali Gorson-Morrow at No. 1 singles to improve to 5-1 while Gary claimed an 8-6 win at the No. 2 spot.
  • Manangan used an 8-5 win over Donohue to finish up her day with a perfect 4-0 record while Bodine's two victories on the day helped her put an end to a five-match skid.

Other notes:

  • St. Mary's is headed south to Hilton Head Island, S.C. for its Spring Break trip (Mar. 11-16), taking on Marietta College, Greenville University, and Millikin University at the PTR Spring TennisFest.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Mar. 13 vs. Marietta College (1-5) – Hilton Head Island, S.C. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Mar. 14 vs. Greenville University (1-1) – Hilton Head Island, S.C. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Mar. 15 vs. Millikin University (8-6) – Hilton Head Island, S.C. – 12:00 p.m. 

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