TOWSON, Md. — Goucher extended its winning streak against McDaniel in the sport of women's tennis to five matches today by pinning a 9-0 setback on the visiting Green Terror this afternoon.
Amanda Bercovici (Hackensack, N.J./Bergen Tech) and Kirsten Cianci (Bolton, Conn./Bolton) set the tone for the Gophers (1-1) by pulling off an 8-0 victory over Nina Breece and Sophie White at No. 1 doubles. At No. 2, Emily Ruff (Easton, Md./Easton) and Alice Goldstein-Plesser (Durham, N.C./Durham School of the Arts) defeated Elise O'Meara and Winsome Schauer, 8-5; at No. 3, Sarah Callander (South Westbrook, Vt./Woodstock Union) and Claire Donnelly (Frederick, Md./Frederick) were 8-2 winners over Angie Johnson and Nicole Arnold.
The Gophers didn't drop a set in any of the six singles matches and the Green Terror (1-1) managed to win only 13 games. Bercovici improved to 7-1 in singles play this season with a 6-0, 6-0 triumph over Schauer at No. 1. Goldstein-Plesser met up with Johnson at No. 2 and prevailed 6-1, 6-1.
Two players who didn't compete in doubles for the Gophers were in the singles lineup: Hanora Barron (Auburn, N.Y./Auburn) turned back Jana Jerraro 6-0, 6-3 at No. 4 and Ryan Derham (San Anselmo, Calif./Sir Francis Drake) polished off Breece 6-2, 6-2 at No. 5.
The Gophers' five-match winning streak in the in-state rivalry started with a 6-3 victory back in 2000-01