– The ninth-seeded Temple women's tennis team staged a minor upset in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Championship, defeating eighth-seeded Saint Louis, 4-1, on Thursday, April 18 at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va. The Owls move on to face #38 VCU, the top-seeded team in the tournament, at 10 a.m. on Friday in the single-elimination event.
The Billikens picked up the first point with a win in doubles play after victories at the first and second flights.
It was all TU in singles play, however, as Maame Ama Osei
got the ball rolling with a straight-set win over Maria Toro at No. 5, 6-1, 6-1 to even the score, and the Cherry & White never looked back. Jordan Batey
followed with a 6-2, 6-2 decision against Mia Elmore at No. 2 for the 2-1 lead, before Yana Mavrina
came from behind to win a three-set match at the third flight, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0, over Brooke Urzendowski.
wrapped up the win with her 6-3, 7-6(4) decision against Maddie Cook at No. 4. Both Alicia Doms
(No. 1) and Carly Bohman
(No. 6) were tied in their matches but did not finish.
#9 TEMPLE (10-13) DEF #8 SAINT LOUIS (12-8), 4-1
1. Stephanie Hollis/Mia Elmore (SLU) def. Jordan Batey
2. Brooke Urzendowski/Maddie Cook (SLU) def. Ama Osei/Carly Bohman
3. Yana Mavrina
(TU) vs. Maria Toro/Natalia Yacaman (SLU) 7-5, DNF
Order of Finish: 2, 1
1. Alicia Doms
(TU) vs. Stephanie Hollis (SLU) 7-5, 3-6, 0-0, DNF
2. Jordan Batey
(TU) def. Mia Elmore (SLU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Yana Mavrina
(TU) def. Brooke Urzendowski (SLU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-0
4. Rebecca Breland
(TU) def. Maddie Cook (SLU) 6-3, 7-6 (4)
5. Ama Osei (TU) def. Maria Toro (SLU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Carly Bohman
(TU) vs. Natalia Yacaman (SLU) 6-3, 4-6, 5-5, DNF
Order of Finish: 5, 2, 3, 4
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