Ayana Akli runs toward the ball during her match against Columbia’s Akanksha Bhan in College Park on Feb. 1, 2020. Akli won the match 5-7, 6-2, 10-5, and was Maryland’s lone win against the Lions. (Elliot Scarangello/The Diamondback)
The Maryland women’s tennis team huddles after their 6-1 loss to Columbia on Feb. 1, 2020. (Elliot Scarangello/The Diamondback)



Maryland’s Chloe Hamlin waits for the ball during her match against VCU’s Melissa Ifidzhen. Ifidzhen won the match 5-7, 7-5, 6-0, leading VCU to a 5-2 victory over Maryland. (Elliot Scarangello/The Diamondback)
Maryland’s Ayana Akli and Eva Alexandrova shake hands with VCU’s Luminita Tutunaru and Gabriela Davidescu after their 6-2 doubles win on Feb. 2, 2020, in College Park. (Elliot Scarangello/The Diamondback)


Maryland’s Zoe Kulkarni and Chloe Hamlin during their 5-7 doubles loss to VCU’s Melissa Ifidzhen and Kanako Yano. (Elliot Scarangello/The Diamondback)