Gophers Swat Yellow Jackets in Opening Match

Gophers Swat Yellow Jackets in Opening Match

Pair of Freshmen Register Career-Starting Singles Wins

Sept. 8, 2007

TOWSON, Md. - Just as it did in 2004-05 and 2006-07, Goucher opened its 2007-08 season today with a resounding victory over Waynesburg. The Gophers won five of the six singles matches in straight sets and swept the three doubles matches on the way to an 8-1 triumph over the visiting Yellow Jackets (0-3).

The most competitive of the singles matches was at No. 1 where Carly Heinz (Scotch Plains, NJ/Scotch Plains-Fanwood) prevailed in a tiebreaker to capture the first set as she defeated Waynesburg's Laura Garcia 7-6 (3), 6-2.

Two freshmen were victorious for the Gophers (1-0) in singles play: at No. 2, Joan Pulupa (Gaithersburg, MD/Richard Montgomery) was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over Blakely Mall; at No. 6, Stella Day (Bellingham, WA/Sehome) downed Dana Davis 6-02, 6-2. Goucher's other two wins in singles play were by Christina Grimm (Greenwich, CT/New Hampton) at No. 4 and Mouna Attarha (Piedmont, CA/Piedmont) at No. 5.

Pulupa and Cooley pinned an 8-3 setback on Garcia and Mall at first doubles.