Stevenson, Md. –The St. Mary’s College of Maryland women’s tennis team wrapped up the 2018 campaign on a high note Thursday afternoon with a non-conference win on the road. St. Mary’s finished the season with an 8-7 overall record following an 8-1 victory over the host Stevenson University Mustangs (7-8).

St. Mary’s 8, Stevenson 1

How It Happened

Doubles:

  • Senior captainsMelissa Barall(Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) andChelsea English(Clarksville, Md./River Hill) finished the season with a team-best 7-5 doubles record after teaming up to beatJenna SkoveandKirstyn Davidson, 8-4, at No. 1 doubles.
  • First-yearSophie Gary(Germantown, Md./Holton-Arms) and seniorRaziela Manangan(Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) handily downed their opponents, 8-0, at No. 2 doubles to end the year with a 3-0 record.
  • SeniorSavannah Bergen(Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) and sophomoreClaire Bodine(Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg) took onChristina EndyandEmily Herzogand came out with an 8-0 shutout win. The duo put together a 3-1 record at No. 3 doubles for the season.

Singles:

  • First-yearAlden Grosh(Hagerstown, Md./Smithsburg) came on in relief for singles action and defeatedNina Bretz6-0, 6-3 at No. 5 singles.
  • Barallearned a 6-3, 6-1 triumph overSkoveat No. 1 singles to finish her senior campaign with a team-best 12-4 overall record, including an 11-3 dual match record. She ends her career with a 47-19 record.
  • Englishcollected a team second-best eight wins this year with her straight-set win at No. 6 singles, dropping only one game toEsha Kashmiri.
  • Gary(No. 2) andManangan(No. 4) both also won their singles matches in straight sets.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Season Complete
Melissa Barall ’18 – Photo Credit: Bill Wood

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By Justin Gordon ·jpgordon@smcm.edu