HAMILTON, Ohio – In the final contest of a three-match homestand, the Miami University women’s tennis team picked up its third victory of the season with a win over Cincinnati, 4-3. Freshman Andreea Badileanu won the match point with a 6-1, 7-5 showing at No. 2 singles.
Miami improved to 3-0 on the season following the win while the Bearcats dropped to 1-4.
“It was good to get the win,” said associate head coach Ricardo Rosas. “Cincinnati came out strong in doubles but it was good to see our kids stick to the gameplan in singles. They fought for every shot that we needed to ultimately get it done.”
In doubles action, the RedHawks dropped two of the three sets thus surrendering a point to the Bearcats. At No. 1 doubles, junior Christine Guerrazzi and sophomore Ana Rajkovic lost 2-6 while senior Nimisha Mohan and freshman Andreea Badileanu fell at No. 2 singles, 3-6. Miami prevailed at No. 3 singles thanks to a strong 6-1 showing by junior Ramona Costea and senior Christiana Raymond.
Miami started things off well in singles play as Rajkovic won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 6 competition, Costea came out on top by a score of 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5 singles and Mohan downed her opponent 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles. With the match score sitting at 3-1, Miami needed one more point to clinch the win.
Guerrazzi was the next RedHawk finisher, falling 2-6, 2-6 at No. 5 singles. At No. 1 singles, Raymond lost in three sets 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-2) but Badileanu was able to secure the match point by winning 6-1, 7-5 at No. 2 singles.
Miami travels to Bloomington, Ind. next weekend to take on the Hoosiers on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. before returning to Hamilton for a 2 p.m. contest against IUPUI on Sunday, Feb. 9.