HAMILTON, Ohio – Miami University’s women’s tennis team lost to No. 59 Marshall, 6-1 on Sunday morning at the Riverside Athletic Club in Hamilton. The RedHawks dropped two singles matches and went on to win just one of the six doubles matches.
In doubles action, junior Ramona Costea and senior Nimisha Mohan fell at No. 3 doubles by a score of 8-2. Playing at No. 1 doubles, junior Christine Guerrazzi and sophomore Ana Rajkovic lost, 8-4. With the doubles point already decided, the No. 2 doubles match was left unfinished.
In singles action, Rajkovic lost at No. 6 singles 2-6, 2-6 and then Mohan lost at No. 1 singles, 4-6, 3-6. Miami was able to win the next point on the heels of a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles for freshman Andreea Badileanu to keep the RedHawks alive. However, the next match to finish up was No. 2 singles in which senior Christiana Raymond lost 4-6, 3-6 to secure the victory for the Herd. At No. 4 singles, Guerrazzi forced her second set to a tiebreaker before falling 1-6, 6-7 (8-10). Costea dropped her No. 5 singles match by a score of 3-6, 4-6 and Marshall had secured their 6-1 victory over Miami.
Badileanu improved her team-leading record to 8-1 on the season, splitting time between No. 3 and No. 4 singles for the RedHawks. Miami now holds a 31-19 record in singles action and an 8-15 mark in doubles action during match play this season.
Miami heads to Nebraska next weekend for a pair of matches in Lincoln. On Saturday, March 8 the Red and White take on Wyoming at noon before returning on Sunday, March 9 for another noon match, this time against Nebraska. Miami heads back home on Saturday, March 22 when they kick-off Mid-American Conference play at 1 p.m. against Northern Illinois.