Gophers Drop Match to Springfield Despite Strong Doubles Play

Gophers Drop Match to Springfield Despite Strong Doubles Play

ORLANDO, FL – The Goucher College women's tennis team (2-2, Landmark 0-0) fell to Springfield College 9-0 on Tuesday evening, despite a strong battle in doubles play.

All three doubles matches were close with the first double team of freshman Mandile Mpofu (Harare, Zimbabwe) and senior Leigh Oehrig (Woodbine, MD) battling to an 8-6 loss. Second and third doubles matches both ended with Springfield on top, 8-4.

Oehrig also went on to battle in No. 3 singles, dropping back to back sets to Rachel Long, 2-6 and 3-6. Sophomore Ali Tomasevich (Harleysville, PA) played to a 2-6 and 1-6 loss to Springfield's Emily Etter.

How It Happened:

Singles competition

1. Rebecca Link (SPR) def. Mandile Mpofu (GOUW) 6-0, 6-0

2. Melissa Parrish (SPR) def. Alice Goldstein-Plesser (GOUW) 6-1, 6-1

3. Rachel London (SPR) def. Leigh Oehrig (GOUW) 6-2, 6-3

4. Cara Freadman (SPR) def. Ali Gorson-Morrow (GOUW) 6-0, 6-0

5. Emily Etter (SPR) def. Ali Tomasevich (GOUW) 6-2, 6-1

6. Rachel Litchfield (SPR) def. Mackenzie Donohue (GOUW) 6-1, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Rachel London/Melissa Parrish (SPR) def. Mandile Mpofu/Leigh Oehrig (GOUW) 8-6

2. Rebecca Link/Cara Freadman (SPR) def. Alice Goldstein-Plesser/Ali Gorson-Morrow (GOUW) 8-4

3. Emily Etter/Stephanie Foster (SPR) def. Ali Tomasevich/Mackenzie Donohue (GOUW) 8-4


Up Next:

The Gophers continue their Spring Break trip in Orlando, FL against Shreiner College Thursday at 7PM.