Washington, DC (February 2, 2019) - Mount St. Mary's women's tennis was edged 4-3 by Howard on Saturday afternoon. Mount junior Alexa Quintanilla and freshman Taylor Cook led the Mountaineers by picking up a doubles win and a singles win on the day. Mia Pittman and Hannah Davis partnered with Quintanilla and Cook to help win the doubles point for Mount St. Mary's. With the loss, the Mount dropped to 0-2 to start the spring season while Howard moved to 1-2 with the win.
In doubles competition, the Mountaineers earned wins in the number one and number three flights to pick up the doubles point. Quintanilla and Davis defeated Kendall Addison and Yassmine Khiri 6-1 in the first flight. Pittman and Cook climbed back from a 5-1 deficit in the tie-breaker set to clip Kindha Nasef and Aria Ragas 7-6 in the third flight. Nicole Hutchinson and Christina Joynes topped Megan Smith and Emma Blake 6-4 in the number two set.
The Bisons nabbed the match victory after they won the number two, three, five, and six flights. Quintanilla downed Khiri in the first flight 6-1, 6-4 and Cook squeaked by Addison 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 in the number four flight to pick up the other two points for the Mountaineers in the match.
The Mount women's tennis team travels to Navy for a match on Sunday, February 10 at 9:00 AM.
Howard 4, Mount St. Mary's 3
1. Alexa Quintanilla/Hannah Davis (MSM) def. Kendall Addison/Yassmine Khiri (Howard), 6-1
2. Nicole Hutchinson/Christina Joynes (Howard) def. Megan Smith/Emma Blake (MSM), 6-4
3. Mia Pittman/Taylor Cook (MSM) def. Kindha Nasef/Aria Ragas (Howard), 7-6 (7-5)
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
1. Alexa Quintanilla (MSM) def. Yassmine Khiri (Howard), 6-1, 6-4
2. Nicole Hutchinson (Howard) def. Hannah Davis (MSM), 7-6, 6-2
3. Kindha Nasef (Howard) def. Megan Smith (MSM), 6-2, 6-2
4. Taylor Cook (MSM) def. Kendall Addison (Howard), 6-3, 3-6, 6-0
5. Christina Joynes (Howard) def. Mia Pittman (MSM), 6-3, 7-5
6. Aria Ragas (Howard) def. Emma Blake (MSM), 6-2, 6-2
Order of Finish: 3, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6