FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The York College Spartan women's tennis team saw their 2018 campaign come to a close as the nationally ranked University of Mary Washington Eagles downed the Spartans 5-0 in a match played to decision on Tuesday in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The match was one of two Capital Athletic Conference semifinal matches on Tuesday. The Eagles, who are the tournament's top seed, advances to face #2 Christopher Newport in the CAC championship match on Saturday.
The Eagles are ranked 19th in the nation and improve to 18-4 overall. The Spartans see their season end with a mark of 11-6.
Mary Washington opened the match with a trio of wins in the doubles matches. Ashley Barrow and Kait Brogan bested Katie Wagner and Maisie Supp in the first doubles match 8-2. Caroline Mosberg and Rachel Summers combined to blank Rachel Wagner and Gina Liguori 8-0 in the second doubles match. The Eagles completed the sweep with an 8-0 win in the third doubles match as Danielle Mirabella and Brittany McBride defeated Jessica Sherman and Caroline Marderness.
The Eagles closed out the match with wins at third and fourth singles to provide Mary Washington with the decisive points in the match. Hannah Jabusch downed Supp 6-0, 6-1 in the third singles match while Mirabella bested Liguori 6-0, 6-0 in the fourth singles match. The remaining four singles matches were not completed.
The loss concludes the career of all-time wins leader Katie Wagner as she finishes with an all-time record of 41-14. Wagner has 10 more wins than any other women's tennis player in school history and her .745 winning percentage is tops as well. Wagner also earned 37 doubles wins for her Spartan career.
Spartan head coach Ryan Weber will return five of his six starters next year as the Spartans will look to continue to build on their recent successes. York has won 30 matches in the last three seasons.