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MM 4.30: No. 13 seed Maryland women’s tennis upsets No. 5 seed Nebraska in Big Ten tournament

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Despite posting a 1-15 record in the regular season, No. 13 seed Maryland women’s tennis has caught fire in the Big Ten tournament with victories in the first two rounds.

On Wednesday, the Terps took down No. 12 seed Rutgers, 4-2, to give the team a spark kicking off the conference tournament weekend. Thursday evening, Maryland took an even bigger step, defeating No. 5 seed Nebraska, 4-3.

Maryland opened the evening with a win of the doubles portion of the match, grasping a key point with a tiebreaker victory. Winning the doubles point was also a key catalyst for the team in Wednesday’s win over Rutgers.

In singles, Maryland won courts No. 1 (6-3, 3-6, 6-2) and No. 2 (6-1, 7-6), but fell on courts No. 4 (6-2, 6-1) and No. 5 (6-0, 4-6, 6-4). With the match hanging in the balance, the Terps were able to pull out the set victory on court No. 3 (7-6, 6-3, 6-1) to win their second match in a row.

Maryland women’s tennis will take on No. 4 seed Iowa in the Big Ten quarterfinal on Friday at 7 p.m. ET.

In Other News

Four Maryland women’s lacrosse players earned All-Big Ten honors on Thursday and later that afternoon the Terps defeated Michigan to advance to the Big Ten semifinal.

Sam previewed Maryland baseball’s weekend series against Minnesota.

Maryland women’s basketball shared these photos of former Terps Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Tianna Hawkins who both play in the WNBA for the Atlanta Dream.

Maryland baseball looked back on shortstop Benjamin Cowles’ contribution to the conference so far this season.

Former Maryland men’s lacrosse star Matt Rambo reminisced on his time as a Terp.

Former Maryland women’s basketball star Taylor Mikesell is returning to the Big Ten.