Tennis Falls to Buffalo


By Jonathan Hevron for WVUsports.com
February 22, 2014 09:24 PM
Freshman Oana Manole leads the Mountaineers with five singles victories this spring. 
MORGANTOWN,W.Va. – The West Virginia University tennis team concluded its two-match homestand today with a 5-2 loss against the University at Buffalo at the Ridgeview Racquet Club.
 
The Mountaineers (2-6) dropped the doubles-play point to the Bulls. The freshmen tandem of Kaja Mrgole and Oana Manole fell to Tanvi Shah and Miranda Podlas, 8-2. Junior Ikttesh Chahal and freshman Sophie Allen-Fisher were unable to pull out their match to Anamaria Candanoza and Marta Stoyanova, falling 8-2.
 
In singles, Manole tallied her fifth win of the spring, tying her for the team lead with Mrgole. Manole downed Margarita Kotok, 6-3, 2-6 (6-3). Sophomore Vivian Tsui won her third match of the spring, second consecutive, defeating Candanoza, 6-3, 6-4.
 
West Virginia travels to Penn State on March 2 to face off against the Nittany Lions at noon.
 
Match-by-Match
Doubles
No. 1:Tanvi Shah and Miranda Podlas (Buffalo) defeat Kaja Mrgole and Oana Manole (WVU), 8-2
No. 2: Anamaria Candanoza and Marta Stoyanova (Buffalo) defeat Ikttesh Chahal and Sophie Allen-Fisher (WVU), 8-2
No. 3: Irinka Toidze and Vivian Tsui (WVU) did not finish against Margarita Kotok and Laura Holterbosch (Buffalo)
 
Singles
No. 1:Tanvi Shah (Buffalo) defeats Kaja Mrgole (WVU), 6-4, 6-4
No. 2: Miranda Podlas (Buffalo) defeats Ikttesh Chahal (WVU), 6-4, 6-1
No. 3: Oana Manole (WVU) defeats Margarita Kotok (Buffalo), 6-3, 2-6 (6-3)
No. 4:  Vivian Tsui (WVU) defeats Anamaria Candanoza (Buffalo), 6-3, 6-4
No. 5:  Laura Fernandez (Buffalo) defeats Irinka Toidze (WVU), 7-5, 3-6 (11-9)
No. 6: Sophie Allen-Fisher (WVU) did not finish against Marta Stoyanova (Buffalo)
 
WVU: 2 , Buffalo: 5



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