Women's Tennis Concludes Akron Invite by facing Cornell and Ohio State

Women's Tennis Concludes Akron Invite by facing Cornell and Ohio State

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AKRON, Ohio – The Akron women's tennis team competed in three doubles matches and four singles contests on Sunday in the final day of the Akron Invitational at LaTuchie Tennis Center. Cornell, Ohio State and West Virginia participated in the round-robin, non-team scored event that started on Friday.

The Zips faced Cornell in doubles and lost at all three flights. Olga Shkundina and Ksenia Berestetska fell 8-6 to Lauren Frazier and Ryann Young, Caroline Harpaintner and Madison Cohen dropped an 8-1 decision to Alex D'Ascenzo and Laila Judeh, and Martina Zerbola and Marta Briega were topped 8-2 by Marika Cusick and Sara Perelman.

UA closed out the day with four straight-set singles losses to Ohio State. Berestestka lost 6-2, 6-3 to Gaby DeSantis, Cohen was defeated 6-0, 6-4 by Miho Kowase, Harpaintner fell 6-2, 6-4 to Sandy Niehaus, and Ferny Angles Paz got the best of Briega 6-2, 6-0.

This weekend marked the first time since 2005 that Akron played host to a fall tournament.

UA's fall season concludes at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships on Oct. 10-14 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Shkundina and Berestetska both qualified to compete in singles, while Shannon Newnes will team with Shkundina in doubles.

Akron Invitational – Day Three Results


Ohio State vs. West Virginia

1 – Gaby DeSantis/Sandy Niehaus (OSU) def. Hailey Barrett/Ikttesh Chahal (WVU) 8-4
2 – Miho Kowase/Grainne O'Neill (OSU) def. Kaja Mrgole/Oana Manole (WVU) 8-5
3 – DNP

Akron vs. Cornell

1 – Lauren Frazier/Ryann Young (CU) def. Olga Shkundina/Ksenia Berestetska (UA) 8-6
2 – Alex D'Ascenzo/Laila Judeh (CU) def. Caroline Harpaintner/Madison Cohen (UA) 8-1
3 – Marika Cusick/Sara Perelman (CU) def. Martina Zerbola/Marta Briega (UA) 8-2


Cornell vs. West Virginia

1 – Hailey Barrett (WVU) def. Alex D'Ascenzo (CU) 6-2, 6-1
2 – Ryann Young (CU) def. Ikttesh Chahal (WVU) 6-5 (5), 6-3
3 – Marika Cusick (CU) def. Vivian Tsui (WVU) 6-5 (2), 6-4
4 – Kaja Mrgole (WVU) def. Laila Judeh (CU) 6-3, 6-4
5 – Oana Manole (WVU) def. Lauren Frazier (CU) 6-4, 6-3
6 – Sara Perelman (CU) def. Kyja Kutnick (CU) 6-1, 6-4

Akron vs. Ohio State

1 – Gaby DeSantis (OSU) def. Ksenia Berestetska (UA) 6-2, 6-3
2 – Miho Kowase (OSU) def. Madison Cohen (UA) 6-0, 6-4
3 – Sandy Niehaus (OSU) def. Caroline Harpaintner (UA) 6-2, 6-4
4 – Ferny Angeles Paz (OSU) def. Marta Briega (UA) 6-2, 6-0
5 – DNP
6 – DNP