Tennis Closes Fall Schedule

  • By Jonathan Hevron
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  • November 03, 2013 06:04 PM
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Hailey Barrett
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  – The West Virginia University tennis team concluded its fall schedule at the Big Green Invite in Hanover, N.H., with sophomore Hailey Barrett finishing the weekend with two singles wins.
The Mountaineers ended the weekend against UMASS in singles play. Barrett concluded the fall with a three-set victory over Aarzoo Malik. Barrett took the first set, 6-4, but fell in the second 7-6. She came back strong in the final set, downing Malik 6-2, for her fifth singles victory this fall.
Freshman Kaja Mrgole battled the Minutemen’s Sonja Bokhari, falling in three sets.
Mrgole claimed set two after dropping the first set, 6-1. Mrgole lost the final set, 6-2.
Freshman Oana Manole met Jessica Podlofsky at the No. 3 singles position. Manole stumbled in the first set 7-5, but took set two, 7-6. The final set went to Podlofsky, 6-2.
In the final singles match of the day, sophomore Vivian Tsui won the first set, 6-4, before dropping the final sets, 6-3, 7-5.
WVU faced off against Dartmouth yesterday in singles and doubles. Barrett opened singles play for the Mountaineers against Katherine Yau. After falling behind in set one, 6-0, Barrett came back in the final two sets, 6-4, 7-6.
Manole tallied WVU’s second victory of the day over the Big Green, defeating Narni Summerall in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2.
In the No. 2 singles position, Mrgole fell to Melissa Matsuoka, 6-4, 6-2. Tsui dropped her match to Sarah Bessen, 7-5, 6-2. In the final singles match of the day, junior Ikttesh Chahal stumbled against Julienne Keong, 6-2, 6-2.
In doubles play against Dartmouth, WVU dropped both its matches to the Big Green.
The duo of Barrett and Chahal lost to Yau and Tayor Ng, 8-7. The freshmen tandem of Mrgole and Manole fell 8-2 to Jacqueline Crawford and Suzy Tan.
The Mountaineers return to action in January for their spring season, and will open against Akron on January 17 in Morgantown.