Women's Tennis Edges East Tennessee State 4-3 for Third-Straight Win

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AKRON, OhioOlga Shkundina posted a three-set, last-match-on-court win at No. 4 singles to lift the Akron women's tennis team to a 4-3 victory over visiting East Tennessee State on Friday afternoon at LaTuchie Tennis Center.

Shkundina topped Lyn Yee Choo 7-6 (7), 6-7 (4), 6-4 to clinch match point and improve the Zips dual-match record to 4-5 and extend its win streak to three matches.

Akron trailed 2-0 after dropping the doubles point, with losses at the second and third flights, and giving up No. 3 singles, but made it 2-all with wins in order at Nos. 6 and 5 by Madison Cohen and Ksenia Berestetska, respectively. Cohen defeated Sofia Espana 6-2, 6-3, while Berestetska got Salma Dahbi, 6-4, 6-0.

UA's Prang Pantusart then lost at No. 2 to Antonia Kolovou 6-4, 6-2, but Angelina Jogasuria tied the match scoring at 3-all with a 7-6 (3), 6-4 win versus Giulia Andreazza at No. 1. That set the scene for Shkundina's match winner.

Akron returns to the court on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET to face No. 69 Oregon.

Zips Notebook:
Akron's No. 1 doubles pair of Prang Pantusart and Angelina Jogasuria, ranked 43rd nationally, posted an 8-1 win today and improved to 7-0 this season ... Angelina Jogasuria won her second-straight match playing at No. 1 singles ... Ksenia Berestetska won her fifth-consecutive singles match ... the Zips evened their all-time mark versus ETSU at 1-1 ... the Buccaneers won the previous meeting 7-2 in March 1985.



Akron 4, East Tennessee State 3

Doubles
1. (43) Prang Pantusart/Angelina Jogasuria (Akron) def. Lyn Yee Choo/Anna Gerbasi (ETSU) 8-1
2. Salma Dahbi/Sofia Espana (ETSU) def. Madison Cohen/Angelika Jogasuria (Akron) 8-4
3. Antonia Kolovou/Larn McShane (ETSU) def. Olga Shkundina/Ksenia Berestetska (Akron) 8-4

Singles
1. Angelina Jogasuria (Akron) def. Giulia Andreazza (ETSU) 7-6 (3), 6-4
2. Antonia Kolovou (ETSU) def. Prang Pantusart (Akron) 6-4, 6-2
3. Anna Gerbasi (ETSU) def. Angelika Jogasuria (Akron) 6-2, 6-1
4. Olga Shkundina (Akron) def. Lyn Yee Choo (ETSU) 7-6 (7), 6-7 (4), 6-4
5. Ksenia Berestetska (Akron) def. Salma Dahbi (ETSU) 6-4, 6-0
6. Madison Cohen (Akron) def. Sofia Espana (ETSU) 6-2, 6-3

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

Team records:
Akron – 4-5
East Tennessee State – 2-1