February 4, 2012

Tennis Opens Home Schedule with Doubleheader Sweep

AKRON, Ohio – The University of Akron tennis team opened the home portion of its schedule on Saturday with a 6-1 win over IUPUI and a 7-0 victory versus Wright State indoors at LaTuchie Tennis Center. The Zips improved to 4-0 in dual-match play this season.

Against IUPUI (1-6), UA earned the doubles point with wins at all three flights and went onto be victorious in straight sets at flights 1, 2, 4 and 6 singles. The Zips were winners in the first set at each singles spot, but the Jaguars earned second-set wins at the No. 3 and 5 positions. At No. 3, UA's Angelika Jogasuria won 6-1, 6-7 (3), 10-5, while IUPUI's Abbey Neff claimed her team's lone point of the day at No. 5, 1-6, 6-2, 10-8, over Natalia Kuvakina.

Versus Wright State (0-4), UA claimed a hard-earned doubles point. Twins Angelika and Angelina Jogasuria won 9-7 at No. 1, and Ksenia Berestetska and Olga Shkundina took a 9-8 (2) decision at No. 3. Berestetska and Shkundina were down 6-3, but rallied to make the score 8-all and force the tiebreaker. Kuvakina and Zara Harutyunyan were 8-2 victors at No. 2.

Singles play against WSU was a different story as UA faced little resistance in earning straight-set wins at each slot on its way to securing the shutout.

On Sunday, UA travels to Morgantown, W.Va., to face off against West Virginia (0-3) in a noon ET contest.

RESULTS

Akron 6, IUPUI 1

Doubles
1. Zara Harutyunyan/Prang Pantusart (Akron) def. Alisha Cummings/Rachael Bridegroom (IUPUI) 8-2
2. Angelika Jogasuria/Angelina Jogasuria (Akron) def. Danielle Haefele/Shelby Hullett (IUPUI) 8-0
3. Ksenia Berestetska/Olga Shkundina (Akron) def. Vanessa Whyte/Abbey Neff (IUPUI) 8-4

Singles
1. Zara Harutyunyan (Akron) def. Alisha Cummings (IUPUI) 6-0, 4-0, ret.
2. Olga Shkundina (Akron) def. Danielle Haefele (IUPUI) 6-1, 6-1
3. Angelika Jogasuria (Akron) def. Shelby Hullett (IUPUI) 6-1, 6-7 (3), 10-5
4. Ksenia Berestetska (Akron) def. Vanessa Whyte (IUPUI) 6-1, 6-2
5. Abbey Neff (IUPUI) def. Natalia Kuvakina (Akron) 1-6, 6-2, 10-8
6. Angelina Jogasuria (Akron) def. Jesika Bays (IUPUI) 6-2, 6-0

Order of finish:
Doubles – 2, 1, 3
Singles – 1, 2, 6, 5, 4, 3

Team records:
Akron – 3-0
IUPUI – 1-6


Akron 7, Wright State 0

Doubles
1. Angelika Jogasuria/Angelina Jogasuria (Akron) def. Kayla Tuscany/Taylor Hines (WSU) 9-7
2. Zara Harutyunyan/Natalia Kuvakina (Akron) def. Alex Bastock/Amy Nini (WSU) 8-2
3. Ksenia Berestetska/Olga Shkundina (Akron) def. Lizzy Clark/Abby Lewis (WSU) 9-8 (2)

Singles
1. Zara Harutyunyan (Akron) def. Kayla Tuscany (WSU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Olga Shkundina (Akron) def. Alex Bastock (WSU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Ksenia Berestetska (Akron) def. Abby Lewis (WSU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Angelika Jogasuria (Akron) def. Amy Nini (WSU) 6-0, 6-1
5. Angelina Jogasuria (Akron) def. Taylor Hines (WSU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Natalia Kuvakina (Akron) def. Chelsea Girgash (WSU) 6-2, 6-0

Order of finish:
Doubles – 2, 1, 3
Singles – 4, 5, 2, 3, 6, 1

Team records:
Akron – 4-0
Wright State – 0-4