Panthers Come Up Just Short In 4-3 Loss To Toledo
Maddy Soule

Maddy Soule

Feb. 15, 2013


MILWAUKEE - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's tennis team dropped a hard-fought 4-3 match with Toledo Friday afternoon.

The Panthers (3-5) won the doubles point but could not pull out enough points in singles play to capture the win.

The match came down to the contest in the sixth singles spot. Kristin Kurer rallied to even her match with Silvia Carvajal at a set apiece by winning the second frame, 6-4. But Carvajal prevailed in a tiebreaker in the third set to emerge victorious and give her team the decisive fourth point.

UWM's two singles victories came courtesy of Maddy Soule and Dana Shannon, with Soule winning in straight sets and Shannon pulling out a three-set win.

Soule and Christina Colarossi again dominated in doubles play, winning for the 18th time in the top slot this season. Shannon and Kelly Fritz also captured a doubles win in the second spot.

"Our doubles play has been extremely good. We have been very aggressive and are forcing the tempo - it has been a very strong part of our program this spring thus far," Milwaukee head coach Sean McInerney said. "But our singles play is not anywhere near the level we need it to be at or are capable of. It has been disappointing this spring but I fully expect it to improve. Our goal in this program is not to compete or come close to good teams but to beat good teams. Today was not good enough, so I cannot wait to get back to practice Monday and get better. Everyone on our team can continue to improve."



The Panthers have a pair of matches next weekend, playing at the University of Chicago Friday and at Bradley Saturday.
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