Tennis Stumbles Against Richmond


By Jonathan Hevron for WVUsports.com
February 14, 2014 04:52 PM
Kaja Mrgole
 
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University tennis team fell to Richmond, 4-1, today in its two-day double header in Norfolk, Va.
 
In doubles play, the Mountaineer (1-4) duo of sophomores Irinka Toidze and Vivian Tsui fell to the Spiders' tandem of Brittany Boys and Melissa Kandinata, 6-4.
 
Freshman Kaja Mrgole opened singles play for WVU at the No. 1 position for the first time this spring, downing Melissa Kandinata, 6-0, 6-3, for her fourth victory this year. Mrgole leads the Mountaineers with a 4-1 mark to date.
 
At the No. 4 position, Toidze battled Richmond's Katya Salas, falling 6-4, 6-3. Tsui dropped the day's final match to Brittany Boys, 6-0, 6-2.
 
WVU will remain in Norfolk to take on Old Dominion tomorrow, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m.
 
Match-by-Match
Doubles
No. 1: Kaja Mrgole and Oana Manole (WVU) did not finish against Brittany Boys and Melissa Kandinata (Richmond), 5-5
 
No. 2: Katya Salas and Anna Abadias Morales (Richmond) defeat Irinka Toidze and Vivian Tsui (WVU), 6-4
 
No. 3: Richmond wins by default over WVU
 
Singles
No. 1: Kaja Mrgole (WVU) defeats Melissa Kandinata, 6-0, 6-3
No. 2: Ikttesh Chahal (WVU) did not finish against Anna Abadias Morales (Richmond), 7-4, 2-3
No. 3: Oana Manole (WVU) did not finish against Elizabeth Sims (Richmond), 6-3, 5-4
No. 4: Katya Salas (Richmond) defeats Irinka Toidze (WVU), 6-4, 6-3
No. 5: Brittany Boys (Richmond) defeats Vivian Tsui (WVU), 6-0, 6-2
No. 6: Richmond wins by default over WVU
 
WVU: 1 , Richmond: 4



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