Hood edges McDaniel

Hood edges McDaniel

Blazers take top four singles flights for victory

FREDERICK, Md. – Jillian Elkaim won twice to lead Hood to a 5-4 victory over McDaniel in non-conference women’s tennis action on Tuesday.

The Green Terror (2-8) took two of the three doubles matches, including winning by default at third double, and had a default win at sixth singles for a 3-1 lead but the Blazers (2-9) won the top four singles flights to take the victory.

Elkaim teamed with Kameran Evans for an 8-6 win at first doubles before winning 8-0 at first singles.

Emily Maerz (8-2), Laura Saad (8-6) and Danielle Hunt (8-5) rounded out Hood’s winners at singles, respectively.

Jamie Latham (Bethlehem, Pa./Saucon Valley) and Sara Yost (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key) teamed for an 8-6 win at second doubles while Elizabeth McClaskey (Mt. Airy, Md.) and Becky Putnam (Mt. Airy, Md.) were awarded the win in the No. 3 slot.

Jessica Gelber (Taquesta, Fla.) won 8-4 at fifth singles while Putnam took the default win at No. 6.

McDaniel returns to action at home against No. 13 Johns Hopkins on Wednesday. Match time is 3:30 p.m.

Hood 5, McDaniel 4

1. Jillian Elkaim/Kameran Evans (H) def. Kristina Shavirov/Brittany Starlings 8-6;
2. Jamie Latham/Sara Yost (M) def. Danielle Hunt/Laura Saad 8-6;
3. Elizabeth McClaskey Gelber/Becky Putnam (M) won by default.

1. Elkaim (H) def. Latham 8-0;
2. Emily Maerz (H) def. Starlings 8-2;
3. Saad (H) def. Yost 8-4;
4. Hunt (H) def. Shavirov 8-5;
5. Jessica Gelber (M) def. Evans 8-4;
6. Putnam (M) won by default.