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UDC Women’s Tennis Shuts Out Millersville, 7-0

Danylova clinched the match victory with her No. 5 singles win.
Danylova clinched the match victory with her No. 5 singles win.

MILLERSVILLE, PA – The University of the District of Columbia women's tennis team earned a dominant, 7-0 road win vs. Millersville University on Wed. afternoon in NCAA Division II non-regional play.

The Firebirds have now won four straight matches as they improved to 5-1 overall. Millersville, an Atlantic Region team from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) lost its 2nd straight match and fell to 2-3 overall.

UDC, as it has done in every match this season, captured the doubles point by winning two of the three matches. Sophomore transfer and reigning East Coast Conference Player of the Week, Simoné Pärn and junior transfer Marija Milic improved to 6-0 in dual match No. 1 doubles play this season with a 6-2 victory. The Firebirds' No. 2 doubles team also improved to 6-0 in dual matches as sophomore Anastasiia Danylova and reigning ECC Rookie of the Week Joanna Skrzypczynska earned a 6-1 win.

Skrzypczynska and Pärn each won, 6-0, 6-0, respectively, at No. 3 and No. 1 in the first two completed singles matches of the day. Pärn improved to 6-0 at No. 1 singles on the year, and Skrzypczynska is now 5-1 at No. 3.

Danylova then sealed the match victory with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 5. She has now won two straight to improve to 4-2 in dual matches.

Milic, junior Estefania Castrillon and senior Paula Avellan closed out the match with successive singles wins and completed the shutout victory. Milic won her No. 2 match, 6-0, 6-2, Castrillon won at No. 6, 6-3, 6-2, and Avellan earned a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 4.

After three straight non-conference wins, the Firebirds enter back into ECC play on Sat., Oct. 6 when they host Daemen College at 2 p.m.