Cianci's 7-5, 7-5 Win at No. 2 Clinches 5-2 Victory

Cianci's 7-5, 7-5 Win at No. 2 Clinches 5-2 Victory

TOWSON, Md. — A 7-5, 7-5 win by Kirsten Cianci (Bolton, Conn./Bolton) over Jessica Miller at No. 2 singles gave Goucher the point it needed to clinch a 5-2 win over Penn St.-Harrisburg, today.

Prior to Cianci's victory, the Gophers (1-1) prevailed in two of the three doubles matches and picked up points for wins by Alice Goldstein-Plesser (Durham, N.C./Durham School of the Arts) at No. 1 singles and Ali Tomasevich (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton) at No. 3. Goldstein-Plesser posted a 6-3, 6-2 win over Nandita Munindra; Tomasevich pinned a 6-1, 6-1 setback on Shawna Brandt.

The only point the Lions (2-2) earned during singles competition was at No. 4 where Lexi Owens defeated Miranda Egan-Brooks (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bard High School Early College) 6-2, 6-1.

Goldstein-Plesser and Cianci partnered for an 8-3 win over Munindra and Miller at first doubles and Egan-Brooks and Mackenzie Donohue (Bronx, N.Y./Frank McCourt) were victious at No. 3, 9-7, over Aiba Diaby and Alicia Polcha.

Goucher is right back in action tomorrow when it travels to Annville, Pa., to take on Lebanon Valley, starting at 3:30 p.m.