PHILADELPHIA The No. 40 Quakers ended their California trip with a big win over No. 59 Saint Mary’s, as Penn won, 4-3.
The Quakers lost the doubles point, but big wins at Nos. 1, 2, 5 and 6 helped Penn bring home the win.
Freshmen Maria Anismova and Ekaterina Kosminskaya lost at No. 1 doubles to Aude Lambert and Jessica Hoath, 8-6, while Amanda Avedissian and Lenka Snajdrova lost in the No. 3 spot, 8-6 to Marah Calvo and Erin Young. Juniors Julia Koulbitskaya and Yulia Rivelis had the only doubles win for Penn, as they beat Nienke Strijbis and Femke Strijbis at No. 2, 8-6.
In singles, Penn suffered two loses at the No. 3 and No. 4 spot. Koulbitskaya lost to Nienke Strijbis, 6-3, 6-4, and Michelle Mitchell lost to Calvo, 6-2, 6-2. But four singles wins helped give Penn the 4-3 victory. Kosminskaya had a big win at No. 1 singles, as she beat Lambert, 6-2, 7-5, and Rivelis won at No. 2 singles, beating Femke Strijbis, 6-3, 6-2. Sophomore Lauren Sadaka had a win at No. 5 singles, as she beat Young, 6-2, 6-2, and junior Charlotte Tansill won at No. 6, beating Stefanie Ordoveza, 6-1, 6-4.
The Quakers now have a two-week break. For their next match, they will travel to Williamsburg, Va., to take on No. 9 William and Mary, March 24 at noon.
Penn 4, Saint Mary’s 3
1. Ekaterina Kosminskaya (PENN) def. Aude Lambert (SMC) 6-2, 7-5
2. Yulia Rivelis (PENN) def. Femke Strijbis (SMC) 6-3, 6-2
3. Nienke Strijbis (SMC) def. Julia Koulbitskaya (PENN) 6-3, 6-4
4. Marah Calvo (SMC) def. Michelle Mitchell (PENN) 6-2, 6-2
5. Lauren Sadaka (PENN) def. Erin Young (SMC) 6-2, 6-2
6. Charlotte Tansill (PENN) def. Stef Ordoveza (SMC) 6-1, 6-4
1. Lambert/Hoath (SMC) def. Anismova/ Kosminskaya (PENN) 8-6
2. Koulbitskaya/Rivelis (PENN) def. Femke Strijbis/Nienke Strijbis (SMC) 8-6
3. Calvo/Young (SMC) def. Avedissian/Snajdrova (PENN) 8-6