Women's Tennis Concludes Princeton Invite

PRINCETON – The University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis team had strong showings in singles against Temple and Syracuse as part of the Princeton Invitational in the second week of the fall season.

Penn defeated Temple, 5-1, in singles as part of a complete effort against the Owls which also included a 3-0 result in doubles. Penn won both matches that required a third set, and Luba Vazhenina was gritty in a win that saw both sets require a tiebreaker. In doubles, Kana Daniel and Ria Viadya did not concede a point in a 6-0 win.

Against Syracuse, Penn picked up a win in singles, 4-2. Sonya Latycheva and Lina Qostal each needed three sets for the win, and Nicole Berkman had a convincing 6-1, 6-0 win.

Penn vs. Temple Singles
Penn def. Temple, 5-1
Sonya Latycheva (P) def. Alina Abdurakhimova (T), 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Ria Vaidya (P) def. Yana Khon (T), 6-1, 6-2
Marta Kowalska (P) def. Anais Nussaume (T), 7-5, 6-3
Lina Qostal (P) def. Mariana Bedon (T), 6-1, 6-7(2), 6-1
Luba Vazhenina (P) def. Dina Karina (T), 7-6(5), 7-6(2)
Minami Okajima (T) def. Nicole Berkman (P), 6-3, 6-1

Penn vs. Temple Doubles
Penn def. Temple, 3-0
Kana Daniel/Ria Viadya (Pe) def. Alina Abdurakhimova/Yana Khon (T), 6-0
Marta Kowalska/Sonya Latycheva (Pe) def. Mariana Bedon/Dina Karina (T),
7-5
Lina Qostal/Luba Vazhenina (Pe) def. Anais Nussaume/Minami Okajima (T), 6-4

Penn vs. Princeton Singles
Princeton def. Penn, 6-1
Amanda Muliawan (Pr) def. Kana Daniel (Pe), 7-5, 6-2
Katrine Steffensen (Pr) def. Sonya Latycheva (Pe), 6-3, 6-3
Ria Vaidya (Pe) def. Alanna Wolff (Pr), 7-5, 6-2
Amber Park (Pr) def. Marta Kowalska (Pe), 6-4, 7-6(4)
Emily Hahn (Pr) def. Lina Qostal (Pe), 6-4, 6-2
Sivan Krems (Pr) def. Luba Vazhenina (Pe), 6-3, 6-4
Catalina Vives (Pr) def. Nicole Berkman (Pe), 6-1, 6-3

Penn vs. Princeton Doubles
Princeton def. Penn, 4-0
Nicole Kalhorn/Amanda Muliawan (Pr) def. Kana Daniel/Sonya Latycheva (Pe), 6-0
Katrine Steffensen/Dorothy Tang (Pr) def. Lina Qostal/Ria Vaidya (Pe), 6-2
Emily Hahn/Caroline Joyce (Pr) def. Marta Kowalska/Luba Vazhenina (Pe), 6-3
Sara Goodwin/Amber Park (Pr) def. Nicole Berkman (Pe)/Alanna Wolff (Pr), 6-4

Penn vs. Syracuse Singles
Penn def. Syracuse, 4-2
Gabriela Knutson (S) def. Kana Daniel (Pe), 6-2, 6-0
Sonya Latycheva (Pe) def. Valeria Salazar (S), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Ria Vaidya (Pe) def. Nicole Mitchell (S), 6-1, 6-2
Maria Tritou (S) def. Lina Qostal (Pe), 2-6, 7-6, 6-2
Marta Kowalska (Pe) def. Ester Mesh (S), 6-7, 7-5, 7-6
Nicole Berkman (Pe) def. Olivia Messineo (S), 6-1, 6-0

Penn is on home courts next weekend, hosting the Cissie Leary Invitational October 2-4.

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