FIU tennis collects dominant win over No. 36 Maryland, 4-0

Freshman Katerina Mandelikova on the court. Photo courtesy of FIU Athletics.

Brian Olmo | Sports Director

FIU tennis brought out their brooms and swept No. 36 Maryland in a dominant 4-0 win on March 4 at the FIU Tennis Courts in Miami, Florida.

The win snaps the Terrapins’ six-match winning streak and keeps FIU undefeated on its home court. The Panthers improve to 6-3 overall.

Junior Salma Loudili and freshman Katerina Mandelikova had their first ranked win of the season over Maryland’s No. 45 Mary Brumfield and Selma Cadar, 6-1. It was then followed up by sophomore Yasmine Kabbaj and freshman Oyinlomo Quadre, who kept the ball rolling with their sixth straight win, beating Jojo Bach and Hannah McColgan 6-2 to clinch the point.

The Panthers then uncorked a vicious combination of three-straight singles wins to clinch the victory.

Kabbaj got the avalanche started with her win at the No. 1 position over Cadar, 6-1, 6-0. Mandelikova then recorded her second straight victory at the No. 5 spot, 6-2, 6-4, over Terrapins’ Francesca Feodorov.

Quadre, the reigning Conference USA Tennis Athlete of the Week, shut the door right in Maryland’s face with a resounding 6-3, 6-3, win over Minorka Miranda.

FIU now prepares itself for a match against Michigan State on Tuesday, March 7. First serve is slated for noon.

Singles competition

  1. Yasmine Kabbaj (FIU) def. Selma Cadar (UMD) 6-2, 6-0
  2. Marta Perez Mur (UMD) vs. Ekaterina Khairutdinova (FIU) 4-6, 6-6, unfinished
  3. Oyinlomo Quadre (FIU) def. Minorka Miranda (UMD) 6-3, 6-3
  4. Kallista Liu (UMD) vs. Kamila Umarova (FIU) 6-3, 3-4, unfinished
  5. Katerina Mandelikova (FIU) def. Francesca Feodorov (UMD) 6-3, 6-4
  6. Salma Loudili (FIU) vs. Hannah McColgan (UMD) 1-6, 6-1, 1-2, unfinished
    Order of finish: 1, 5, 3

Doubles competition

  1. Umarova/Khairutdinova (FIU) def. Minorka Miranda/Marta Perez Mur (UMD) 6-1
  2. Quadre/Kabbaj (FIU) def. Jojo Bach/Hannah McColgan (UMD) 6-2
  3. Mandelikova/Loudili (FIU) vs. Selma Cadar/Mary Brumfield (UMD) 4-3, unfinished
    Order of finish: 1, 2

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