CARLISLE, Pa. — Goucher came up empty in singles play for the first time all season today when the Gophers bowed to Dickinson, 9-0.
The 6-4, 6-2 loss Amanda Bercovici (Hackensack, N.J./Bergen Tech) suffered to Dickinson's Shannon Lavery at No. 1 snapped her six-match winng streak and prevented her from becoming only the second player in the history of Goucher's women's tennis program to win 20 singles matches in a season. The junior, who fell seven spots to No. 20 in the ITA's Atlantic South Region Division III rankings which were released today, is now 14-3 at the top position in the single line-up for the Gophers and 19-4 overall in 2013-13.
The Red Devils (7-5) won the remaining five singles matches in straight sets. At No. 2, Madeline Altholtz turned back Alex Walsh (Green Farm, Conn./Staples); at No. 3, Madison Parks defeated Kelsey Turner (Philadelphia, Pa./Germantown Friends).
Lavery and Altholtz were partnered together at first doubles for Dickinson and they recorded an 8-4 victory over Bercovici and Walsh. Turner and Kirsten Cianci (Bolton, Conn./Bolton) turned in one of the best efforts of the day for the Gophers (8-10) at No. 2, yet still fell short against Parks and Sarah Cantor, 8-6.