MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – The Philadelphia University women's tennis was defeated by Millersville University, 8-1, in a non-conference match Monday afternoon on the McComsey Tennis Courts.
Mariana Sampaio (Brusque, Brazil/Colegio Consul Carlos Renaux) earned Philadelphia's (7-11) only victory of the afternoon in come-from-behind fashion. Sampaio dropped the opening set of her No. 3 singles match against Kimberly Theophile 6-1. She regrouped in set two and cruised to a 6-1 win to even the score at one set each. Sampaio completed the comeback to earn her eighth victory of the year by winning the tiebreak 10-7.
The win was her second at No. 3 singles.
Katelyn High (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) nearly pulled out a second win for the Rams at No 4 singles but was edged out by Haley Nauman 8-6.
Philadelphia closes out the 2016-17 season with a trip to Kutztown for a non-conference match on Monday, April 17 at 2 p.m.
MILLERSVILLE 8, PHILADELPHIA U. 1
1. Katina Jones (MILL) def. Linde Zwaan (PHI) 6-0, 6-0
2. Sarah Sambrick (MILL) def. Emily Zygmunt (PHI) 6-0, 6-0
3. Mariana Sampaio (PHI) def. Kimberly Theophile (MILL) 1-6, 6-1, 10-7
4. Haley Nauman (MILL) def. Katelyn High (PHI) 8-6
5. Kelley Hershey (MILL) def. Tabitha Porter (PHI) 8-3
6. Jessica Soullaird (MILL) wins via walkover
1. Jones/Sambrick (MILL) def. Zwaan/Sampaio (PHI) 8-4
2. Theophile/Hershey (MILL) def. Zygmunt/High (PHI) 8-2
3. Molly Kulp/Soullaird (MILL) def. Usha Baublitz/Porter (PHI) 8-5
Philadelphia U. 7-11