Temple women's team fell 5-2 against Penn Quakers

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Temple women's team fell 5-2 against Penn Quakers
Temple women's team fell 5-2 against Penn Quakers (Provided by Tennis World USA)

Temple women's tennis suffered its third loss of the season to the Penn Quakers, by a final score of 5-2, Sunday afternoon at the Hecht Tennis Center. The Owls fought Penn without Maiko Uchijima in the lineup due to illness for the second straight game.

Temple women's team will now have the first part of the week off before visiting Princeton on Friday, March 25. The match is scheduled to start at 11:00 at Jadwin Gymnasium. Head coach Steve Mauro said, "Today was a tough loss to a very good Penn team.

We played well in doubles and had some tough singles games. It's hard to play without Maiko in the lineup, especially with others feel under the weather that hasn't left us full. Overall, it was a good game of collegiate tennis." As reported by the University website, Temple started the day by winning two points behind wins in first and third.

Jamie Wei and Thamara Fraasser Kawaratani were paired together in first place with no Maiko Uchijima in the lineup. Evie Wei and Veronika Kulhava played from third position for the first time this spring. The pair had played 10 games together this spring before all coming from second place.

Jamie Wei earned the Owls their second point of the game by winning from third position. This was Wei's first time being called to play from the third position this spring, but she notched her 15th singles win of the season along the way.

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