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Maryland tennis splits weekend matches with Princeton & Columbia

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The Terps were shut out by Princeton on Friday, but defeated Columbia on Saturday.

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The Maryland tennis team finished 1-1 in its two matchups this weekend, losing to the Princeton Tigers on Friday but defeating the Columbia Lions on Saturday.

Following a heartbreaking loss to VCU last weekend, Maryland was looking to rebound and bring its record back above .500 with two matches in the New York tri-state area. Instead, the Terrapins played their worst match of the season on Friday, and despite the thrilling win on Saturday, their record stands at 4-5 (0-0).

The Terrapins played as if they thought they had the day off like their classmates back in College Park on Friday, and were promptly shut out 4-0. The duo of Ekaterina Tour and Kate Yemelyanenka lost their doubles match as did the pair of Eva Alexandrova and Millie Stretton, meaning the Terrapins lost the doubles point for just the third time this season. In the singles portion, Yemelyanenka, Anastasiia Gevel, and Zoe Kulkani all lost their matches, capping off a 4-0 loss for Maryland.

On Saturday, Alexandrova and Stretton secured the doubles point for the Terrapins. Maryland and Columbia went back-and-forth winning singles matches, and the score stood at 3-3. The last player on the court, Millie Stretton, came back from being down a set and ended up winning 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 over Sarah Hu.

Maryland returns home to College Park next weekend for a back-to-back on Saturday and Sunday, looking again to bring its record above .500. The Terps will face West Virginia on Saturday and Marshall on Sunday.