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Falcons Withstand Women’s Tennis Comeback Attempt in MEC Semifinals

May 5th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Frostburg State Women's Tennis team lost 4-2 to Fairmont State in their first-ever appearance in the MEC Tournament on Saturday.
Fairmont started out strong in doubles play, winning 6-3 at both the two and three spots to earn the point. Sophomore Alyssa Kush and freshman Lauren Ceballos were poised to win at No. 1, but with a 5-3 lead the match was discontinued due to the point already having been decided.
The Bobcats began to battle back in singles play, with juniors Julia Ramos (6-1, 6-2) and Lorena Pintar (6-3, 6-1) both picking up straight-set wins to put up a pair of points on the score. The Falcons kept pace, with wins at Nos. 1 and 5 to get within one match of winning the meet, which they were able to do at the No. 6 spot, beginning late but turning into a straight-set Fairmont win. Ceballos had a battle going at the three spot, as it was suspended with the score at 7-5, 4-6, 0-3 in what would have been the meet decider.
With the loss, Frostburg ends their campaign at 12-10, while Fairmont improves to 11-7 and advances to Sunday's Championship match.
Doubles Competition
Alyssa Kush / Lauren Ceballos vs. Hope Backx / Lara Smith 5-3 DNF
Maria Fonseca / Jada Okoye def. Lorena Pintar / Julia Ramos 6-3
Laura Maciel / Karla Liegle def. Maria Kotsiou / Ella Troxell 6-3
Singles Competition
Maria Fonseca def. Alyssa Kush 6-0, 6-1
Julia Ramos def. Hope Backx 6-1, 6-2
Lauren Ceballos vs. Laura Maciel 7-5, 4-6, 0-3 DNF
Lorena Pintar def. Jada Okoye 6-3, 6-1
Lara Smith def. Patricia Castejon 6-4, 6-3
Karla Liegle def. Maria Kotsiou 6-1, 6-3