CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Delaware women’s tennis team completed a brief trip to the USTA/ITA Northeast Regional Saturday as an ankle injury held senior Dorothy Safron (New York, N.Y.) to limited action.

Safron teamed up with sophomore Carmen Lai (Shatin, Hong Kong) for a first round doubles victory over Navy Friday before losing to Virginia Tech’s Raluca Mita and Francesca Fusinato, 8-0, Saturday morning.

Due to the ankle injury, Safron had to withdraw from the singles bracket.

Saturday wrapped up the fall slate for Delaware tennis.

     §   In two years playing together, Carmen Lai and Dorothy Safron are 22-16 in doubles play, good to tie for eighth place in UD history with Julia Kratzer and Mary Wolfenden (1990-95).  This season, the duo are currently 8-4 overall.
     §   Dorothy Safron holds a career doubles mark of 56-35, which ties her for eighth all-time with Rebecca Fearins (1993-98) and Karen Greenstein (1996-00).
     §   The Blue Hens are 42-42 in singles and 24-15 in doubles action this season.
     §   Fall schedule complete.
     §   Spring schedule begins Saturday, Feb. 22 vs. Quinnipiac at Elkton Indoor Courts.

Raluca Mita/Francesca Fusinato (Virginia Tech) def. Carmen Lai/Dorothy Safron (UD), 8-0