The Maryland women’s tennis team extended their losing streak to seven this weekend as they were blown out against Nebraska on Friday and Iowa on Sunday.
The pair of losses brings the Terps’ season record to 3-14, and they fall to 1-6 in the Big Ten.
Friday: Nebraska 6, Maryland 1
The Terps registered a point for the first time in four matches, but were no match for the Cornhuskers in Lincoln.
Doubles play didn’t go well for the Terps on Friday as they lost both of the completed matches. Arnelle Sullivan and Anastasiia Gevel lost their match 6-3 while Zoe Kulkarni and Amber Policare lost 6-2 in their outing. Millie Stretton and Eva Alexandrova were leading 5-3 when their contest was called.
Things continued to go poorly, as Policare kicked off singles play by losing 6-0, 6-1. Gevel then fell 6-4, 6-4, to put the Terps in a 3-0 hole. Stretton solidified the loss by falling 6-4, 6-4. Kulkarni and Sullivan both ended up losing matches that reached a third set.
But finally, the Terps won a singles match, as Alexandrova was given credit for a victory after her match was called while she led in the third set.
Sunday: Iowa 6, Maryland 1
Maryland lost the doubles point once again as Sullivan and Gevel lost 6-2 while Kate Yemelyanenka and Saya Usui also lost 6-2.
In the singles portion, Stretton was the only Terp to win her match as she won 6-4, 6-3 to put a point on the scoreboard for Maryland.
Asides from Stretton’s victory, every other Terp lost their match. Gevel fell 7-6, 6-2 and Kulkarni lost 6-2, 6-0. Yemelyanenka lost 6-4, 6-3. Sullivan was the only Terp to have her match reach a third set but she lost 6-2, 0-6, 6-4.
Maryland will return home to the Junior Tennis Champions Center next weekend for its final two home games of the season. The Terps face Michigan State on Friday at 2 p.m. and Michigan on Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.