Bogicevic, Silver Win, Shorthanded Herd Falls to Penn State
Marija Bogicevic notched her third singles win of the season
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Seniors Marija Bogicevic and Maddie Silver picked up singles wins Sunday, but Marshall fell on the road to Penn State, 5-2, at the PSU Indoor Tennis Center.
Bogicevic’s singles win was her third of the season and her 3-2 singles record is the best start for her in her Marshall career. Silver’s win was her first of the season.
“Give credit to Penn State,” head coach John Mercer said. “They competed really well, and I was impressed with the way they played.”
Marshall was forced to play shorthanded for the second straight match due to injuries, which forced the Herd to forfeit points at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles. The Herd dropped the doubles point to the Nittany Lions, as Stephanie Smith and Anna Smith fell at No. 1, 6-1, while Silver and Ana Marhuenda lost at No. 2, 6-0.
Stephanie Smith was unable to continue her momentum from Friday’s win over the top-ranked player in the Atlantic region, dropping her match in straight sets to Gabby O’Gorman, 6-2, 7-6. Anna Smith fell to Samantha Smith, 6-2, 6-4, and Marhuenda lost to Bennett Dunn, 6-1, 6-1.
Silver used a tiebreak to win the first set of her match and dispatched of Frederikke Svarre, 7-6, 6-2. Bogicevic dropped the first set of her match to Shannon Hanley but rallied to win the second set and the third set tiebreaker, defeating Hanley, 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-6).
“Marija and Maddie played very well for us today. We kept competing as a team, which is important when we only have five available players,” Mercer said. “We’ll look forward to next weekend and look forward to getting Brooke (Lashway) back in the lineup.”
Marshall continues its road swing with a match at Louisville Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. followed by a match at former Mid-American Conference foe Miami (Ohio) Saturday at 2:30 p.m.