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Silverman goes 2-0 in women's tennis loss to No. 13 Johns Hopkins

Bella Stone (right) and Maisie Silverman (left) won at No. 1 doubles and Silverman was victorious at No. 1 singles, in Bates' 7-2 loss to No. 13 Johns Hopkins on March 18, 2017. (File photo by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Bates junior Maisie Silverman went 2-0 and stayed unbeaten in singles play at the University of Mary Washington's Blue & Grey Invitational, as the Bobcat women's tennis fell 7-2 to No. 13 nationally ranked Johns Hopkins.

Silverman (Brunswick, Maine) teamed up with sophomore Bella Stone (Concord, Mass.) to defeat Anna Kankanala and Kimberly Zou by an 8-5 score at No. 1 doubles, but the Blue Jays won convincingly at second and third doubles to carry a 2-1 lead into singles play.

Silverman dropped the first set 6-4 in her No. 1 singles match against Jody Law, but bounced back with a 6-2 win in the second set and won the tiebreaker 10-7 to score Bates' other point in the match. Senior Elizabeth Erbafina (Sudbury, Mass.) and Stone both played competitively in losses at second and third singles, respectively.

Bates concludes tournament play on Sunday against tournament host Mary Washington, beginning at noon.