Gophers Drop First Conference Match of the Season

Gophers Drop First Conference Match of the Season

TOWSON, Md. – The Goucher College women's tennis team fell to Landmark Conference foe, the University of Scranton, 7-2, at home on Saturday afternoon in Towson, Md.

The Gopher duo of  Mandile Mpofu (Harare, Zimbabwe) and Ali Gorson-Morrow (Broomall, PA) battled to an 8-6 loss to Scranton's Emilia Jakubek and Emily Machado at No. 2 doubles. Both No. 1 and No. 3 doubles fell 8-2 to the Royals.

Senior Leigh Oehrig (Woodbine, MD) took Machado to a set tie breaker, and pulled out a win for Goucher  6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 1-0, (11-9). Junior Mackenzie Donohue (Bronx, NY) also earned a win for the Gophers defeating Emily Kellby 6-2, 6-4.

How It Happened:

Doubles competition

1. Julia Frattaroli/Nastashia DeNunzio (SCRWT17) def. A. Goldstein-Plesser/Leigh Oehrig (GOUW) 8-2

2. Emilia Jakubek/Emily Machado (SCRWT17) def. Mandile Mpofu/Ali Gorson-Morrow (GOUW) 8-6

3. Elyse Smilnak/Katherine Loughlin (SCRWT17) def. Ali Tomasevich/Mackenzie Donohue (GOUW) 8-2


Singles competition

1. Julia Frattaroli (SCRWT17) def. A. Goldstein-Plesser (GOUW) 6-0, 7-5

2. Nastashia DeNunzio (SCRWT17) def. Mandile Mpofu (GOUW) 6-3, 6-1

3. Leigh Oehrig (GOUW) def. Emily Machado (SCRWT17) 6-3, 6-7 (3-7), 1-0 (11-9)

4. Emilia Jakubek (SCRWT17) def. Ali Gorson-Morrow (GOUW) 6-0, 6-0

5. Mackenzie Donohue (GOUW) def. Emily Kellby (SCRWT17) 6-2, 6-4

6. Sakira Fussner (SCRWT17) def. Ali Tomasevich (GOUW) 6-4, 6-4

 Up Next:

The Gophers have a quick turnaround, returning to play tomorrow to take on Drew University at 1PM in Landmark Conference play.