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Women’s Tennis Falls In A-10 Quarters to UMass

by | Apr 30, 2023

Davidson Women’s Tennis – photo credit A10


ORLANDO, Fla. – The No. 6-seed Davidson women’s tennis team was defeated by No. 3-seed Massachusetts, 4-2, on Friday afternoon in Orlando, Florida.

Davidson put up a fight until the end despite falling behind early. The Wildcats dropped two of the three doubles pairings, but seniors Emma Heiderscheit and Franny Shea picked up the lone doubles victory with a 6-3 decision over UMass’s Danielle Hack and Anna Napadiy.

The Wildcats found themselves in a bigger hole after the Minutemen were able to take the No. and No. 5 singles match and make it 3-0. Daniela Porges erased the possibility of a sweep with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Mariya Krasakova in the third spot. Then Kavya Patel made it interesting when she pulled out a come-from-behind victory in the No. 4 singles match. Patel lost the opening set 6-2 before rattling off back-to-back triumphs 6-2, 7-5.

Davidson fought to the wire as Franny Shea and Josie Schaffer both sent their matches to three sets, but UMass came out on top in the No. 6 match.

The Wildcats end their season with an 8-13 overall record.

Final Results
1. Josie Schaffer UF Danielle Hack, 6-3, 5-7, 3-4
2. Melisa Senli def. Emma Heiderscheit, 6-2, 6-3
3. Daniela Porges def. Mariya Krasakova, 7-5, 6-2
4. Kavya Patel def. Anna Napadiy, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
5. Thamonpan Jonglertrakul def. Savanna Kollock, 6-2, 6-4
6. Polina Akimova def. Franny Shea, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Order of finish: 2, 5, 3, 4, 6

1. Mariya Krasakova / Melisa Senli def. Kavya Patel / Daniela Porges, 6-4
2. Emma Heiderscheit / Franny Shea def. Danielle Hack/ Anna Napadiy, 6-3
3. Dylan Cannon / Thamonpan Jonglertrakul def. Savanna Kollock / Josie Schaffer, 6-3
Order of finish: 3, 2, 1

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