25 Th11 2021 | 07:08 | Tennis
PHILADELPHIA – The Drexel women’s tennis team (2-2) dropped a close match against the Fordham Rams (4-1), 4-3, on Wednesday afternoon. Fordham clinched the match in the No. 2 singles match, the last match to finish.
The Rams got off to a quick start by winning the doubles point. The Dragons took one doubles match from Fordham. In the second-seeded doubles match, Cristina Corte González and Isabel Cabrerizo paired up to beat their opponents, 7-5.
In singles play, Drexel received a win in the first-seeded spot. Šárka Richterová cruised to an easy, two-set victory. Richterová took the first set, 6-1, and the second set, 7-6 (4). After losing the sixth-seeded match, the Dragons rallied for wins in the fourth- and fifth-seeded matches to take the lead, 3-2. Aida Garcia Mendez competed in the No. 4 seeded flight and beat her opponent in two sets as well, 6-4, 6-2. Marta Martinez competed in the five spot and won her match, 6-3, 7-5.
Fordham grabbed the third-seeded and second-seeded matches to clinch the victory over Drexel.
Drexel is scheduled to travel to Penn on Thursday, April 8, to take on the Quakers in a match starting at 2 p.m.
1 | Arina Taluyenko and Maia Balce def. Šárka Richterová and Aida Garcia Mendez, 6-4
2 | Cristina Corte González and Isabel Cabrerizo def. Nicole Li and Eleni Fasoula, 7-5
3 | Genevieve Quenville and Rachelle Yang def. Pauline Kharkover and Marta Martinez, 6-4
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2
1 | Šárka Richterová def. Arina Taluyenko, 6-1, 7-6 (4)
2 | Maia Balce def. Cristina Corte González, 7-6 (5), 6-2
3 | Eleni Fasoula def. Isabel Cabrerizo, 3-6, 5-7
4 | Aida Garcia Mendez def. Rachelle Yang, 6-4, 6-2
5 | Marta Martinez def. Genevieve Quenville, 6-3, 7-5
6 | Nicole Li def. Pauline Kharkover, 6-2, 6-3
Order of finish: 1, 6, 4, 5, 3, 2
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