St. Mary's Women's Tennis Falls in CAC Opener to York (Pa.)

Chelsea English '18 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Chelsea English '18 - 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 (5-3, 0-1 CAC) dropped their Capital Athletic Conference opener on Friday afternoon, falling 6-3 to York College of Pennsylvania (7-2, 1-0 CAC).

St. Mary's 3, York 6

How It Happened

Doubles:

  • Senior Savannah Bergen (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) and sophomore Claire Bodine (Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg) took home the Seahawks' lone point in doubles. The duo captured No. 3 doubles, 8-4, over Caroline Marderness and Jessica Sherman to send St. Mary's into singles action down 2-1.

Singles:

  • The Seahawks tallied wins in the bottom two singles flights.
  • Bodine continued her strong day with a straight-set win at No. 5 singles. She went up against Sherman once again and picked up a 6-3, 6-3 win.
  • Senior captain Chelsea English (Clarkesville, Md./River Hill) contributed a 6-3, 6-2 straight-set win over Hannah Shinsky at No. 6 singles. The win pushed English to a perfect 5-0 (1-0 CAC) overall record in singles play.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • Mar. 24 vs. Penn State Harrisburg (3-6, 0-0 CAC) – Somerset Tennis Complex – Capital Athletic Conference match – Senior Day – 2:00 p.m. 

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