Women's Tennis Edged by UC-Irvine, 4-3

IRVINE - Penn matched up with another ranked team on Monday, playing UC-Irvine out in California. The 47th-ranked Anteaters held serve on their home courts, defeating the Quakers, 4-3.

Penn started the day with a win at doubles, 2-1, to secure the doubles point. Julia Koulbitskaya and Ekaterina Kosminskaya, ranked 17th in the country, defeated Becky Bernhard and Clare Femin, 8-3, at number one doubles. After UC-Irvine won at number three doubles, Maria Anisimova and Charlotte Tansill won at number two to gain the point and a 1-0 lead for Penn.

Yulia Rivelis added to Penn's lead with a win at No. 2 singles, 3-0, retired. Koulbitskaya also was victorious in singles, defeating Femin, 6-3, 7-6 at No. 3.

The match was tied with only No. 6 singles left on the courts. Heid Kaloi won a close match with freshman Alexa Ely, 7-5, 7-6 to claim the match for UC-Irvine.

No. 47 UC Irvine 4, Penn 3

No. 1

Becky Bernhard (UCI) def. Ekaterina Kosminskaya (PENN)

6-2, 3-6, 6-1

No. 2

Yulia Rivelis (PENN) def. Inna Agababian (UCI)

3-0, ret.

No. 3

Julia Koulbitskaya (PENN) def. Clare Fermin (UCI)

6-3, 7-6

No. 4

Jessica Broadfoot (UCI) def. Maria Anisimova (PENN)

7-5, 6-4

No. 5

Brooke Bartlett (UCI) def. Charlotte Tansill (PENN)

6-2, 6-1

No. 6

Heidi Kaloi (UCI) def. Alexa Ely (PENN)

7-5, 7-6

Singles Order of Finish: 2, 5, 3, 4, 1, 6

No. 1

Kosminskaya/Koulbitskaya (PENN) def. Bernhard/Fermin (UCI)

8-3

No. 2

Anismova/Tansill (PENN) def. Agababian/Broadfoot (UCI)

8-6

No. 3

Ali Borowicz/Bartlett (UCI) def. Amanda Avedissian/Rivelis (PENN)

9-7

Doubles Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2

The Quakers are back in action today against #27 Pepperdine in Malibu at 4:30 EST.