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WVU Sweeps Doubles to Close out Viking Invite

  • By Christopher Pharis
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  • October 09, 2016 06:09 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va (October 9, 2016) – The West Virginia University women’s tennis team recorded three wins in singles and posted three wins in doubles play to close out the final day of the Viking Invitational in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 9.
 
 
“We finished the tournament on a high note in doubles,” fourth-year coach Miha Lisac said. “Overall, we saw some great progress this weekend.”
 
The Mountaineers began the final day with a singles match against Duquesne, where they were able to win three of the seven contests. At the No.1 position, Lyn Yuen Choo fell to Julianne Herman, 6-1 and 6-4. Carolina Lewis gave the Mountaineers their first win of the day when she defeated Kylie Isaacs, 6-3 and 7-6 (6). Paula Goetz bested Laurel Shymansky in two sets, 6-1 and 6-1. At the No.4 slot, freshman Christina Jordan fell to Aishwarya Kona 6-3 and 6-2. Yvon Martinez earned a win over Zuzanna Stelmaszak, 6-3 and 6-3. Abigail Rosiello and Makenzie Stolar each lost their matchups in two sets, with Rosiello falling to Megan Wasson (6-4,6-3) and Stolar falling to Sara Mitrovic (6-1,6-1). 
 
WVU then faced host Cleveland State in a doubles match to wrap up the Viking Invitational. The Mountaineers were victorious in all three match-ups against the Vikings. Shaker and Choo teamed up to down Aleksandra Golawska and Isabella Spindler in a closely contested match, 7-6 (7). Goetz and Jordan defeated Victoria Bensimon and Princess Gbadamosi 7-5. In the final match, the duo of Lewis and Martinez dropped Katy Quillin and Morgan Nix, 6-0.
 
In all, WVU won 12 of their 15 doubles matches and nine singles matches over the course of the weekend. Lewis led the Mountaineers with four doubles victories and two wins in singles play.
 
The Mountaineers will head to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Atlantic Regional Championships from Friday, October 14 to Tuesday, October 18. The Atlantic regionals will be held on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Recaps of all of the action from the ITA regionals will be available on WVUsports.com.
 
Singles Competition:
 
West Virginia vs. Duquesne Singles
Julianne Herman (DUQ) def. Lyn Yuen Choo (WVU) – 6-1, 6-4
Carolina Lewis (WVU) def. Kylie Isaacs (DUQ) – 6-3, 7-6 (6)
Paula Goetz (WVU) def. Laurel Shymansky (DUQ) – 6-1, 6-1
Aishwarya Kona (DUQ) def. Christina Jordan (WVU) – 6-3, 6-2
Yvon Martinez (WVU) def. Zuzanna Stelmaszak (DUQ) – 6-3, 6-3
Megan Wasson (DUQ) def. Abigail Rosiello (WVU) – 6-4, 6-3
Sara Mitrovic (DUQ) def. Makenzie Stolar (WVU) – 6-1, 6-1
 
Doubles competition:
 
West Virginia vs. Cleveland State
Shaker/Choo (WVU) def. Golawska/Spindler (CSU) – 7-6 (7)
Goetz/Jordan (WVU) def. Bensimon/Gbadamosi (CSU) – 7-5
Lewis/Martinez (WVU) def. Quillin/Nix (CSU) – 6-0
 
 
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