Panthers Close Out Spring Trip With Tough Loss To Cincinnati
March 22, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee women's tennis team wrapped up its spring trip with a 6-1 loss to Big East foe Cincinnati Wednesday.
The Panthers (9-6) had an opportunity to pull out the win but dropped all three singles matches that went three sets.
"This was a frustrating match in many ways," UWM head coach Sean McInerney said. "We competed well and played hard but simply didn't come up with the shots in the big moments. Losing all three of our three-set matches was extremely disappointing. We need to start winning these close matches against good teams."
Brittany Skemp captured the lone singles victory for UWM, winning 6-1, 6-2 in the sixth spot. Kelly Fritz and Kristin Kurer also teamed up for an 8-4 win in the third doubles spot but the Panthers could not win either of the other two doubles outings.
"The doubles point was a reflection of what we have been struggling with," McInerney said. "At times we were very good but need to maintain that level for the entire match."
UWM now turns its attention back to Horizon League play. The Panthers are off to a 2-0 start in the league and each of their six remaining regular season matches are league contests.
"We are on the brink of being a very good program and I am hoping over the final month of conference play we will prove to be that," McInerney said.