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Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Syracuse Tennis Loses to Brown 6-1

By Brittany Ehrlich

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse’s women’s tennis team lost to Brown University 1-6 Sunday afternoon. One bright spot on the afternoon was freshman Miranda Ramirez, who was the only Orange player able to win her singles match.

“I felt like I was playing well and I knew I could pull of the match,” said Ramirez. “I was adjusting very well to when the momentum was changing. Whenever she started to play really aggressive, I was able to pay attention and play more defensively. It was seeing how my defendant was playing and using it to my advantage.”

This was Ramirez’s fifth win of the season.

SU’s coach Younes Limam also was also pleased with Ramirez’s play.

“I think Miranda has been an unbelievable addition,” said Limam. “She plays with a lot of heart and is also very talented. She leads by example.”

In doubles at the number two spot, Gabriela Knutson and Anna Shkudon, won their match 6-1. They were the only pair to win at doubles for Syracuse as, Nicole Mitchell and Maria Tritou at the first spot lost their match 2-6. Dina Hegab and Miranda Ramirez were also defeated at the third spot, 6-6 and 5-7 .

Syracuse didn’t have much luck at singles either. Anna Shkudon (5-7,0-6) at first singles, Maria Tritou (4-6, 1-6) at second singles, Dina Hegab (2-6, 5-7) at fifth singles, and Libi Mesh (2-6, 0-6) all lost in two sets. Gabriela Knutson at second singles was able to force her opponent into a third set, but couldn’t hold on as she went 3-6, 6-2, and 5-10.

It was back-to-back set of games this weekend for the Orange after beating Buffalo Saturday afternoon 6-1.

The Orange play again February 26th against Boston College at 11 A.M. at on the road. Boston currently has a record of 4-4.