HAWK TENNIS FALLS TO COPPIN STATE
March 13, 2012
BALTIMORE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore tennis teams lost in all four of their contests to Coppin State University on Tuesday afternoon. The Hawks saw each team participate in one MEAC contest, while the second match was entered in as a non-conference event.
The women’s team (0-6, 0-3 MEAC) participated in their third MEAC match of the year as the Hawks fell 4-1 in their first match of the day. Despite the loss, the women saw its No. 2 doubles team of sophomore Arshelle Jackson (Easton, Md.) and Enjoli Simmons (Baltimore, Md.) record an 8-1 victory. The victory was the second of the year for the women’s team and first since UMES’ opener against St. Francis (Pa.).
The second match saw the Hawks drop all six of their matches in singles play. The closest UMES came to a win in the second bout was at No. 1 singles, where senior Solana McMillan (Teaneck, N.J.) lost 8-4.
The men’s team (0-5, 0-3 MEAC) continued its scoreless streak to begin the year as the men fell in the opener, 7-0, before being blanked in the second match, 5-0. The Hawks lost 6-0 in each of their five singles entries. The team saw a fantastic effort from its No. 1 doubles squad of junior Malcolm Johnson (Silver Spring, Md.) and freshman Livin Costica, as the pair fell 8-3.
The men saw three of their players pick up points in the second match. Johnson, Costica and freshman George Justice would each fall to the Eagles with 8-1 decisions.