Women's Tennis Comes Back to Edge WashingtonSaturday, April 6, 2013 - page 3
The Mules, who evened their Centennial Conference record at 2-2 after an 0-2 start, trailed 2-1 after doubles but won four of six singles matches to defeat the Shorewomen in Chestertown for the first time since 2005.
Junior Gabriela Contino pulled Muhlenberg into a 4-4 tie by winning her No. 6 singles match, 6-0, 6-1. Contino also teamed up with senior Amanda von Taube for an 8-1 win at No. 3 doubles.
Resnikoff (right) lost her first set 6-3 but won the second by the same score, setting the stage for the dramatic third set. She won the final five games to achieve a comeback three-set victory for the second time in her career; the first helped the Mules to a similar 5-4 win against Franklin & Marshall last year.
Junior Emily Szulman and sophomore Jennifer Goldberg won in straight sets at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively.
Washington has qualified for the CC playoffs in six of the last seven seasons.
The Muhlenberg men’s tennis team was on the opposite side of a team comeback at Washington. The Mules won two of three doubles matches, but the Shoremen took four singles matches for a 5-4 win.
Muhlenberg has never defeated Washington in men’s tennis. The closest of the previous 19 meetings was 7-2 in 2009; the three matches before this year were all 9-0 shutouts.
Sophomore Daniel Lakhman (No. 1 singles, No. 1 doubles) and junior Jason Teitelbaum (No. 2 doubles, No. 3 singles) were both
double winners for the Mules.