Washington, D.C. (February 9, 2018) - The Mount St. Mary's women's tennis team edged 4-3 by Howard on Friday afternoon.
The Mount took the early point advantage from doubles action by winning the first and second flights. Alexa Quintanilla and Hannah Davis squeaked by Nicole Hutchinson and Nathalie Finch 7-5 to take the first flight of doubles. The freshmen duo of Megan squared, Megan Gamble and Megan Smith, defeated Howards's Nasef and Khiri 6-4 in the second flight to secure the point from doubles competition.
Howard, trailing by a point, secured the match victory by taking the first four flights of singles competition before the Mountaineers took the last two flights. The Mount's Gamble edged Christina Joynes 6-7, 6-1, 4-2 Ret. and Smith defeated Sajela Harlow 6-2, 6-4 in the final two flights of singles action. Howard advances to 1-2 and Mount St. Mary's falls to 0-4 on the season.
The Mount is back in action Saturday, February 24th, when they take on Lehigh before traveling to Orlando, Fla. for the Spring break trip.
Howard 4, Mount St. Mary's 3
Alexa Quintanilla / Hannah Davis (MSM) def. Hutchinson / Finch (Howard) 7-5
Megan Gamble / Megan Smith (MSM) def. Nasef / Khiri (Howard) 6-4
Joynes / Aria Ragas (Howard) def. Emma Blake / Sruthi Kamprath (MSM) 6-4
Nathalie Finch (Howard) def. Alexa Quintanilla (MSM) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Yassmine Khiri (Howard) def. Hannah Davis (MSM) 6-3, 6-2
Nicole Hutchinson (Howard) def. Sruthi Kamprath (MSM) 6-2, 6-2
Kindha Nasef (Howard) def. Emma Blake (MSM) 6-1, 6-1
Megan Gamble (MSM) def. Christina Joynes (Howard) 6-7(5), 6-1, 4-2 Ret.
Megan Smith (MSM) def. Sajela Harlow (Howard) 6-2, 6-4