Tennis Stumbles at Marshall


By Jonathan Hevron for WVUsports.com
February 01, 2014 06:12 PM
Kaja Mrgole
 
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University tennis team fell to Marshall today, 6-1, in Huntington.
 
Freshman Kaja Mrgole tallied her second victory of the spring in singles, defeating Derya Turhan, 7-6 (5), 6-3. Mrgole led the Mountaineers (0-3) in singles play during the fall, finishing 6-6.
 
The Thundering Herd (3-0) took five of the six matches in singles. Sophomore Hailey Barrett took the first set against Dana Oppinger, 6-3, before dropping the second set, 4-6, and the tiebreaker, 8-10.
 
In doubles, the freshmen tandem of Oana Manole and Mrgole, ranked No. 9 in the Atlantic Region, dropped its first match of the spring, falling to Karlie Timko and Anna Pomyatinskaya, 6-4. Marshall won two of the three doubles matches, with the No. 1 doubles match not being played to completion.
 
West Virginia comes back home against Cal (PA) on Friday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m., at Ridgeview Racquet Club.
 
Match-by-Match
Doubles
Dana Oppinger and Derya Turhan (Marshall) did not complete match against Hailey Barrett and Ikttesh Chahal (WVU), 5-5
Karli Timko and Anna Pomyatinskaya (Marshall) defeat Oana Manole and Kaja Mrgole (WVU), 6-4
Kai Broomfield and Rachael Morales (Marshall) defeat Vivian Tsui and Irinka Toidze (WVU), 6-0
 
Singles
Dana Oppinger (Marshall) defeats Hailey Barrett (WVU), 3-6, 6-4 (10-8)
Kai Broomfield (Marshall) defeats Ikttesh Chahal (WVU), 6-2, 6-1
Kaja Mrgole (WVU) defeats Derya Turhan (Marshall), 7-6 (5), 6-3
Anna Pomyatinskaya (Marshall) defeats Oana Manole (WVU), 7-5, 6-1
Karli Timko (Marshall) defeats Irinka Toidze (WVU), 6-0, 6-0
Rachael Morales (Marshall) defeats Vivian Tsui (WVU), 6-3, 6-1
 
WVU 1, Marshall 6



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