Following a dominant weekend with wins over Iowa and Nebraska, the Maryland tennis looked to continue its winning streak during a two-game trip to Michigan to face the Wolverines and the Spartans.
The Terps didn’t win the doubles point on Saturday, which they’ve done so often this season, as the duos of Kate Yemelyanenka and Eva Alexandrova, and Anastasiia Gevel and Zoe Kulkarni both lost their matches to put Maryland in a 1-0 hole.
The singles portion didn’t go much better for the Terps. Alexandrova lost her match 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, while Gevel lost her match 6-2, 6-2. Finally, Saya Usui lost her match 6-3, 6-3, to solidify a 4-0 shutout loss for Maryland.
The Terps resumed action on Sunday in East Lansing, and while they were much more competitive, they still lost 4-2.
In the doubles portion, the pair of Alexandrova and Millie Stretton sealed the doubles point after the pair of Usui and Yemelyanenka had won their match. After a singles loss at No. 4, Stretton won her singles match at No. 3, 6-4, 6-2, to take a 2-1 lead. Alexandrova lost her match at No. 1 in three sets before Kulkarni and Yemelyanenka lost their singles matches at Nos. 5 and 6, respectively, sealing the win for Michigan State.
Now that the Terps have finished their road schedule, they head back to College Park for the final two matches of the season against Indiana and Purdue.