Gophers Take Second Conference Loss Despite Early Lead

Gophers Take Second Conference Loss Despite Early Lead

TOWSON, Md. – The Goucher College women's tennis team (4-8, Landmark 1-2) took the Drew Rangers to the final match in a 5-4 loss at home on Saturday afternoon.

The Gophers took an early lead after doubles play, 2-1. The senior duo of Alice Goldstein-Plesser (Durham, N.C.) and Leigh Oehrig (Woodbine, Md.) earned the first win for Goucher, 8-4. Drew bounced back at No. 3 doubles with an 8-5 win, but the Gophers quickly pulled ahead with a 9-8 (7-3) win from junior Mackenzie Donohue (Bronx, N.Y.) and sophomore Ali Tomasevich (Harleysville, Pa.).

The Rangers pulled out ahead in singles play, winning at No. 2 and No. 1 singles, respectively. However, Oehrig knotted the match up, 3-3, after win 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) win over Jessica Cheng. First-year Ali Gorson-Morrow also pitched in with a win over Cristinia Riccio 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 to give Goucher the lead.

Drew's Maria Navas Espinal tied the match 4-4 with a win at No. 5 singles, and Goucher was unable to seal the match with a win at No. 6 singles.

How It Happened:

Doubles competition

1. Alice Goldstein-Plesser/Leigh Oehrig (GOUW) def. Ashley Camel/Ty Ty Witten (DREW) 8-4

2. Jessica Cheng/M. Navas Espinal (DREW) def. Mandile Mpofu/Ali Gorson-Morrow (GOUW) 8-5

3. Ali Tomasevich/Mackenzie Donohue (GOUW) def. Sarah Noel Jeune/Sophia Agathis (DREW) 9-8 (7-3)


Singles competition

1. Ashley Camel (DREW) def. Alice Goldstein-Plesser (GOUW) 6-3, 6-2

2. Ty Ty Witten (DREW) def. Mandile Mpofu (GOUW) 6-0, 6-3

3. Leigh Oehrig (GOUW) def. Jessica Cheng (DREW) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4)

4. Ali Gorson-Morrow (GOUW) def. Cristina Riccio (DREW) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

5. M. Navas Espinal (DREW) def. Mackenzie Donohue (GOUW) 6-0, 6-3

6. Megan Jarvis (DREW) def. Ali Tomasevich (GOUW) 6-1, 7-5

Up Next:

The Gophers are off until next Saturday when they travel to Huntington, Pa. to take on the Juniata Eagles at 1 p.m.