Zips Return Home to Host Milwaukee, Binghamton

Zips Return Home to Host Milwaukee, Binghamton

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AKRON, Ohio – Following a weekend off from competition, the Akron women's tennis team will return to the court with a pair of home matches at LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow.

The Zips battle Milwaukee on Saturday, March 18, at 10 a.m. and will close the weekend with a 10 a.m. match against Binghamton on Sunday, March 19.

"It was great to have some rest and really dig into some much needed individual work. I am pleased with the work that this group has put in over the past ten days and feel that we are as prepared for this weekend as we can be," said head coach Brandon Padgett.

Akron sits at 13-2 on the season and has won 12 straight matches for the first time since beginning the 2010 campaign at 15-0. This also marks the first time since 2012 that the Zips have won at least 10 consecutive matches.

Milwaukee is 4-6 on the season, while Binghamton sits at 4-9.

Last time out, the Zips picked up a pair of 7-0 victories over Illinois-Chicago and Valparaiso.

Junior Sophia Geier (Burgebrach, Germany) registered her 12th straight singles victory by taking a 6-0, 6-1 decision against UIC's Georgie Sanders.

Freshman Rita Pedroso (Porto, Portugal) has enjoyed success in singles action of late as well with 10 consecutive wins to improve her record to 11-2 this spring.

In doubles action, the duo of senior Karolina Maksimova (Mogilev, Belarus)/junior Carli Knezevich (Austin, Texas) have posted a 12-1 mark for the Zips.