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Delaware Women’s Tennis Opens Season Strong vs. IUP and George Washington

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics
Release: 09/06/2013
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TOWSON, Md. –The University of Delaware women’s tennis squad kicked of the 2013 campaign with eight combined victories over Indiana University Pennsylvaniaand George Washington Friday at the Towson Tiger Classic.

The Hens led off the day sweeping the Crimson Hawks before picking up four wins against the Colonials.

Seniors Dorothy Safron (New York, N.Y.) and Olivia Heim (Gibsonia, Pa.), junior Kim Milla (Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico D.F., Mexico) and sophomore Carmen Lai (Shatin, Hong Kong) each picked up one singles and one doubles victory on the day.

POST-MATCH QUOTES
Delaware Head Coach Laura Travis – “We set out to work on our mental toughness this weekend and we are off to a solid start following today’s matches against IUP and George Washington.”

HEN SCRATCHINGS
  • There will be no team scoring at this weekend’s Towson Tiger Classic.
  • Dating to last season, Safron has won a career-best six straight matches.
  • Safron has collected 59 career singles victories, a mark good for 11th all-time in Delaware history.  Megan Doran (2008-11) is currently 10th with 60 career wins.
  • Safron also has 48 career doubles victories, a record good to tie for 14th in UD history with Jane Kratz (1994-98).
  • Heim now has 48 career singles wins, good to tie for 19th all-time in Delaware history with Montse Ripoll (2009-11) and Lisa Fry (1993-97).

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
  • Saturday, Sept. 7 – Delaware vs. George Mason, 10:30 a.m., Towson Center Tennis Courts, Towson, Md.
  • Saturday, Sept. 7 – Delaware vs. Mount St. Mary’s, Noon, Towson Center Tennis Courts, Towson, Md.
  • September 20-22 – Cissie Leary Classic at Penn, Philadelphia, Pa.

AGATE:
No team scoring

MATCH 1
DELAWARE VS. IUP DOUBLES
1.  Carmen Lai/Dorothy Safron (D) def. Alanna McFail/Erika Schnaas (IUP), 8-5

DELAWARE VS. IUP SINGLES
1.  Nataliya Naumova (D) def. Tanya Timko (IUP), 6-0, 6-0
2.  Kim Milla (D) def. Abby McCormick (IUP), 7-6 (2), 6-4
3.  Olivia Heim (D) def. Ranvita Mahto (IUP), 6-3, 6-3
4.  Abby Martinez (D) def. Rachel Wood (IUP), 6-4, 6-2

MATCH 2
DELAWARE VS. GEORGE WASHINGTON DOUBLES
1.  Olivia Heim/Kim Milla (D) def. Isa Escobar/Brydie O’Connor (GW), 8-5

DELAWARE VS. GEORGE WASHINGTON SINGLES
1.  Dorothy Safron (D) def. Lana Robins (GW), 6-3, 7-6 (4)
2.  Carmen Lai (D) def. Leah Pascarella (GW), 6-3, 2-6, 10-3
3.  Grace Egger (GW) def. Nataliya Naumova (D), 6-3, 6-1
4.  Stephanie Wei (GW) def. Abby Martinez (D), 6-1, 6-1
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