March 7, 2013

Women's Tennis Tops Visiting Youngstown State, 4-3

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Head Coach Brandon Padgett Post-Match Video and Highlights

AKRON, Ohio
– Following a nine-day break from competition, The University of Akron women's tennis team returned to action by posted a 4-3 victory over Youngstown State on Thursday afternoon at LaTuchie Tennis Center.

The Zips (8-6) went up 1-0 with wins at first and third doubles and then secured match point thanks to victories at Nos. 3, 4 and 6 singles.

In doubles, UA's No. 1 pair of Prang Pantusart and Angelina Jogasuria, ranked 55th nationally, improved to 11-0 with an 8-0 win over Marta Burak and Margarita Sadovnikova. At No. 3, Olga Shkundina and Ksenia Berestetska downed Carolyn Jesko and Annina Brendel, 8-5.

Shkundina's 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 decision over Burak at No. 3 singles secured match point. At No. 4, Berestetska defeated Jesko 6-2, 6-0, after Madison Cohen topped Gimeno Puppo 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6.

Youngstown State (6-4) earn its points at Nos. 1, 2 and 5 singles and all by way of three-set victories. At No. 1, Angelina Jogasuria lost 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to Paula de Man, at No. 2 it was Margarita Sadovnikova over Pantusart 7-6 (4), 4-6, 1-0 (5), and at No. 5 Signe Lazdina fell 6-4, 6-7 (2), 1-0 (7) to Annina Brendel. It was Lazdina's first competition of the spring season.

Akron opens Mid-American Conference play at home on March 22 versus Northern Illinois at 1 p.m. The Zips face Oakland in a non-conference match that same day at 6 p.m., and take on non-league foe Cleveland State on March 23 at 5 p.m.



Akron 4, Youngstown State 3

Doubles:
1. Prang Pantusart/Angelina Jogasuria (Akron) def. Marta Burak/Margarita Sadovnikova (YSU) 8-0
2. Paula de Man/Lauren Hankle (YSU) def. Madison Cohen/Angelika Jogasuria (Akron) 8-3
3. Olga Shkundina/Ksenia Berestetska (Akron) def. Carolyn Jesko/Annina Brendel (YSU) 8-5

Singles:
1. Paula de Man (YSU) def. Angelina Jogasuria (Akron) 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
2. Margarita Sadovnikova (YSU) def. Prang Pantusart (Akron) 7-6 (4), 4-6, 1-0 (5)
3. Olga Shkundina (Akron) def. Marta Burak (YSU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-0
4. Ksenia Berestetska (Akron) def. Carolyn Jesko (YSU) 6-2, 6-0
5. Annina Brendel (YSU) def. Signe Lazdina (Akron) 6-4, 6-7 (7-2), 1-0 (7)
6. Madison Cohen (Akron) def. Gimeno Puppo (YSU) 6-0, 6-0

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

Team records:
Akron – 8-6
Youngstown State – 6-4