MOUNT ST. MARY'S at NAVY
Sunday, February 10 | 10:00 AM
Tose Family Tennis Courts
ABOUT THE MOUNT
Mount St. Mary's women's tennis was edged 4-3 by Howard on Saturday afternoon. Mount junior Alexa Quintanilla and freshman Taylor Cook led the Mountaineers by picking up a doubles win and a singles win on the day. Mia Pittman and Hannah Davis partnered with Quintanilla and Cook to help win the doubles point for Mount St. Mary's. With the loss, the Mount dropped to 0-2 to start the spring season while Howard moved to 1-2 with the win.
In doubles competition, the Mountaineers earned wins in the number one and number three flights to pick up the doubles point. Quintanilla and Davis defeated Kendall Addison and Yassmine Khiri 6-1 in the first flight. Pittman and Cook climbed back from a 5-1 deficit in the tie-breaker set to clip Kindha Nasef and Aria Ragas 7-6 in the third flight. Nicole Hutchinson and Christina Joynes topped Megan Smith and Emma Blake 6-4 in the number two set.
The Bisons nabbed the match victory after they won the number two, three, five, and six flights. Quintanilla downed Khiri in the first flight 6-1, 6-4 and Cook squeaked by Addison 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 in the number four flight to pick up the other two points for the Mountaineers in the match.
Singles victories: Alexa Quintanilla (6), Megan Smith (4), Hannah Davis (3), Taylor Cook (3)
Doubles victories: Davis (9), Quintanilla (8), Cook (7), Smith (7)
Duo victories: Davis/Smith (6), Quintanilla/Cook (5), Emma Blake/Mia Pittman (5)
BARRET ELKINS MAKES COACHING DEBUT
Elkins came to the Mount after spending last season as the head coach at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where he led both the men's and women's programs to Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Regular Season and Tournament Championships. Both the men's and women's squads went unscathed in the conference tournament, winning every match played during their title runs. Following the historic season for both MSU teams, Elkins was honored with RMAC Men's and Women's Coach of the Year honors.
The Mount women's tennis heads to Carnegie Melon on Saturday, February 16.