Seahawk Women's Tennis Sweeps Penn State Harrisburg on Senior Day

Alden Grosh '21 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Alden Grosh '21 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

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

St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's tennis team posted their first Capital Athletic Conference win of the season Saturday afternoon on Senior Day. St. Mary's (6-3, 1-1 CAC) blanked Penn State Harrisburg (3-7, 0-1 CAC), 9-0.

Before the match began, the team's five seniors – Melissa Barall (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake),  Savannah Bergen (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown), Chelsea English (Clarkesville, Md./River Hill), Cristal Garcia-Lara (Annapolis, Md./Old Mill), and Raziela Manangan (Baltimore, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) – were honored for their dedication to the program.

St. Mary's 9, Harrisburg 0

How It Happened

Doubles:

  • Barall and English claimed an 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles while Bergen and first-year Alden Grosh (Hagerstown, Md./Smithsburg) took an 8-0 win over Sheiva Ansary and Maria Torre at No. 2 doubles.
  • Garcia-Lara got in on the action as she teamed up with Manangan to defeat Shelia Ansary and Abigail Clifford, 8-2.

Singles:

  • The Seahawks swept singles play with every member winning in straight sets.
  • English remains undefeated in singles action with a 6-0 record as she shut out Sheiva Ansary at No. 5 singles.
  • Barall picked up her team-leading ninth victory as she blanked Sydney Ney at No. 1 singles
  • First-year Sophie Gary (Germantown, Md./Holton Arms) and sophomore Claire Bodine (Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg) contributed to the win as well.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Mar. 30 at Salisbury University (8-3, 1-0 CAC) – Salisbury, Md. – CAC match – 4:00 p.m. 

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