PHILADELPHIA The Quakers bounced back from a tough loss to William and Mary yesterday with a 5-2 win over their Virginia neighbor, Old Dominion.
Penn lost the doubles point, giving ODU a 1-0 lead early on. Ekaterina Kosminskaya and Lenka Snajdrova won in the No. 1 doubles spot, 8-2, but it was the only win for the Red and Blue in doubles. Amanda Avedissian and Julia Koulbitskaya lost in the No. 2 spot, 8-6, as Charlotte Tansill and Yulia Rivelis lost at No. 3, 8-5.
But wins in all but one singles spot clinched the win for Penn. Kosminskaya won in the No. 1 spot, 6-2, 6-1, as Koulbitskaya won at No. 2, 6-2, 6-3. Rivelis won in straight sets at No. 3, 6-2, 6-2. Wins in the Nos. 4, 5 and 6 spots were not as easy to come by. Sophomore Lenka Snajdrova won in the No. 4 spot, 6-3, 46, 6-2, andjunior Michelle Mitchellwon at No. 5, 7-5, 4-6, 3-2. Penn’s only singles loss came in the No. 6 spot, as junior Charlotte Tansill lost after winning the first set, 2-6, 6-1, 7-5.
Up next, the Quakers will open their Ivy League season with Princeton at home, Saturday, March 31 at 1 p.m.
Penn 5, Old Dominion 2
1.Kosminskaya/Snajdrova (UPENN) d. Haarhoff/Luiz (ODU) 8-2
2.Santos/Kubickova (ODU) d. Avedissan/Koulbitskaya (UPENN) 8-6
3.Costa/Cohen (ODU) d. Tansill/Rivelis (UPENN) 8-5
1.Kosminskaya (UPENN) d. Haarhoff (ODU) 6-2,6-1
2.Koulbitskaya (UPENN) d. Luiz (ODU) 6-2,6-3
3.Rivelis (UPENN) d. Santos (ODU) 6-2,6-2
4.Snajdrova (UPENN) d. Kubickova (ODU) 6-3,4-6,6-2
5.Mitchell (UPENN) d. Costa (ODU) 7-5,4-6,3-2
6.Cohen (ODU) d.Tansill (UPENN) 2-6,6-1,7-5