Women's Tennis Finishes Play at William & Mary Invitational

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis team opened its fall schedule with a solid showing at the William & Mary Invitational over the weekend.  

It was quite a debut for freshman Sarah Dreyfuss, as she went a perfect 3-0 in singles matches. The Florida native didn’t drop a set en route to wins over Marshall, Old Dominion and William & Mary. In recognition of her outstanding performance, she was named the Singles Champion of the event. Senior Kana Daniel also went undefeated in singles, defeating Marshall’s Derya Turhan (6-4, 7-6 (6)) and ODU’s Borislava Botusharova (6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3).

Freshman Ashley Zhu joined Dreyfuss in making her Penn debut, notching a singles win over Marshall’s Daniela Dankanych (6-1, 6-0)—to go along with a pair of double’s triumphs. Zhu teamed up with Daniel for a victory against William & Mary and partnered with OJ Singh for a win over Maryland.

In other doubles action, Luba Vazhenina, Singh and Lina Qostal all put together a pair of wins.

Up Next
The Quakers return to action next weekend, traveling to New York City for the Columbia Invitational.

Full Results

Day One
Singles

Kana Daniel (Penn) def. Derya Turhan (Marshall) – 6-4, 7-6 (6)
Anna Pomyatinskaya (Marshall) def. Luba Vazhenina (Penn) – 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
Sarah Dreyfuss (Penn) def. Stephanie Smith (Marshall) – 6-2, 6-3
Ashley Zhu (Penn) def. Daniela Dankanych (Marshall) – 6-1, 6-0
Rachael Morales (Marshall) def. Marta Kowalska (Penn) – 6-2, 6-3
Maddie Silver (Marshall) def. Nicole Berkman (Penn) – 6-0, 6-2
Lina Qostal (Penn) def. Nikola Novackova (Marshall) – 6-1, 6-2
OJ Singh (Penn) def. Marija Bogicevic (Marshall) – 6-3, 6-4
Doubles
Daniel/Zhu (Penn) def. Faure/Goodman (W&M) – 8-5
Qostal/Vazhenina (Penn) def. Cheng/Groener (W&M) – 8-4
Thaler/Wuenscher (W&M) def. Kowalska/Singh (Penn) – 8-6
Madson/Perry (W&M) def. Berkman/Dreyfuss (Penn) – 8-0
Hovsepyan/Stanova (Maryland) def. Qostal/Vazhenina (Penn) – 8-6
Singh/Zhu (Penn) def. Thebault/Tour (Maryland) – 8-6
Usui/Yemelyanenka (Maryland) def. Kowalska/Dreyfuss (Penn) – 8-1

Day Two
Singles
Kana Daniel (Penn) def. Borislava Botusharova (ODU) – 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3
Nataliya Vlasova (ODU) def. Luba Vazhenina (Penn) – 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-4
Ingrid Vojcinakova (ODU) def. Marta Kowalska (Penn) – 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Holly Hutchinson (ODU) def. Lina Qostal (Penn) – 6-1, 6-7 (7), 6-3
Marijana Novakovic (ODU) def. OJ Singh (Penn) – 6-2, 6-4
Sarah Dreyfuss (Penn) def. Adriana Rajkovic (ODU) – 6-2, 6-4
Natalya Malenko (ODU) def. Ashley Zhu (Penn) – 7-5, 0-6, 6-3
Doubles
Ng/Guan (Dartmouth) def. Daniel/Zhu (Penn) – 8-4
Singh/Vazhenina (Penn) def. Chuang/McCann (Dartmouth) – 8-2
Qostal/Dreyfuss (Penn) def. Mukerji/Lyn (Dartmouth) – 8-3
Cheng/Madson (W&M) def. Berkman/Kowalska (Penn) - 8-6

Day Three
Singles
Olivia Thaler (W&M) def. Luba Vazhenina (Penn) – 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (5)
Lauren Goodman (W&M) def. Ashley Zhu (Penn) – 6-1, 6-0
Marie Faure (W&M) def. OJ Singh (Penn) – 6-1, 6-0
Marta Kowalska (Penn) def. Rosie Cheng (W&M) – 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7)
Sarah Dreyfuss (Penn) def. Maria Groener (W&M) – 6-2, 6-3
Natalia Perry (W&M) def. Nicole Berkman (Penn) – 6-1, 6-0

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