October 4, 2013

Women's Tennis Earns Pair of Singles Wins in Day One of Akron Invite

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AKRON, Ohio – The Zips women's tennis team posted two singles victories on Friday in the first day of the Akron Invitational at LaTuchie Tennis Center. Cornell, Ohio State and West Virginia are participating in the round-robin, non-team scored event that runs through Sunday.

In singles versus West Virginia, Akron's Olga Shkundina earned a 6-3, 6-5 (6) win over Hailey Barrett and the Zips' Ksenia Berestetska topped Vivian Tsui 6-4, 6-1.

Playing with an altered doubles lineup due to injury, UA gave up two 8-6 decisions and one score of 8-7 (6) to Ohio State.

Competition resumes on Saturday at 9 a.m. ET. Admission is free. Click here to view the weekend competition schedule.

Akron Invitational – Day One Results

DOUBLES:

Akron vs. Ohio State

1 – Miho Kowase/Grainne O'Neill (OSU) def. Olga Shkundina/Martina Zerbola (UA) 8-6
2 – Sandy Niehaus/Gaby DeSantis (OSU) def. Caroline Harpaintner/Madison Cohen (UA) 8-6
3 – Nikki Flower/Noelle Malley (OSU) def. Ksenia Berestetska/Karolina Maksimava (UA) 8-7 (6)

Cornell vs. West Virginia

1 – Alex D'Ascenzo/Lauren Frazier (CU) def. Hailey Barrett/Ikkttesh Chahal (WVU) 8-4
2 – Ryann Young/Marika Cusick (CU) def. Kaja Mrgole/Oana Manole (WVU) 8-7 (4)
3 – DNP

SINGLES:

Cornell vs. Ohio State

1 – Gaby DeSantis (OSU) def. Ryann Young (CU) 6-2, 6-0
2 – Alex D'Ascenzo (CU) def, Miho Kowase (OSU) 6-1, 6-5 (6)
3 – Marika Cusick (CU) def. Grainne O'Neill (OSU) 5-6 (5), 6-2, 6-2
4 – Laila Judeh (CU) def. Noelle Malley (OSU) 5-6 (5), 6-3, 6-5 (6)
5 – Sandy Niehaus (OSU) def. Lauren Frazier (CU) 6-1, 6-2
6 – Nikki Flower (OSU) def. Sara Perelman (CU) 6-1, 6-2

Akron vs. West Virginia

1 – Olga Shkundina (UA) def. Hailey Barrett (WVU) 6-3, 6-5 (6)
2 – Ikttesh Chahal (WVU) def. Martina Zerbola (UA) 3-0 (INJ)
3 – Ksenia Berestetska (UA) def. Vivian Tsui (WVU) 6-4, 6-1
4 – Kaja Mrgole (WVU) def. Madison Cohen (UA) 6-2, 6-0
5 – Oana Manole (WVU) def. Karolina Maksimava (UA) 6-4, 6-4
6 – DNP