LEXINGTON, KY. – The freshman doubles tandem of Madeline Russo (Logansport, Ind.) and Vanessa Mahmoud (South Bend, Ind.) battled to three game victories, headlining Manchester University's fall season opener Saturday, Sept. 15.
Taking on the Pioneers' Merrick Irwin and Reagan Jobe at the number three slot, Mahmoud and Russo were stopped 8-3. Mahmoud came back at number six singles and earned a combined three game decisions before falling 6-2, 6-1. Fellow first-year team member Morgan Brazo (Claypool, Ind.) turned in three game victories at number four singles, too, with a similar result as Mahmoud.
MU looks to rebound in its 2018 fall season home opener Thursday, Sept. 20, against Defiance College. First serve is 5:15 p.m.