PHILADELPHIA The women’s tennis team fell to 9-4 today, with a 7-0 loss in Williamsburg, Va., to No. 17 William and Mary.
The No. 60 Quakers had a tough battle for the doubles point. In the No. 1 doubles spot, freshman Maria Anismova and junior Yulia Rivelis lost to the No. 1 doubles team in the nation, Megan Moulton-Levy and Katarina Zoricic, 8-0. Freshman Ekaterina Kosminskaya and sophomore Lenka Snajdrova posted Penn’s only win of the day, in the No. 2 doubles spot, beating Ragini Acharya and Magdalena Bresson, 8-6. The doubles point came down to the No. 3 doubles spot, where Amanda Avedissian and Julia Koulbitskaya took on Klaudyna Kasztelaniec and Lauran Sabacinski in the most dramatic match of the day. Koulbitskaya and Avedissian took a 6-1 lead early in the match, but Kasztelaniec and Sabacinski rallied to tie it up, and won the tiebreaker, 9-8 (7).
In singles action, the Quakers lost in all six spots. Freshman Ekaterina Kosminskaya, ranked No. 108 in the most recent ITA poll, took on her highest ranked opponent so far this year, No. 9 Moulton-Levy. Kosminskaya won the first set, 3-6, but lost the next two, 6-2, 6-0. Julia Koulbitskaya lost in the No. 2 doubles spot, to No. 65 Zoricic, 6-1, 6-2. At No. 3, junior Yulia Rivelis lost to Acharya, 6-1, 6-3. Maria Anismova fell in the No. 4 singles spot to Kasztelaniec, 6-4, 6-3, while Lenka Snajdrova lost at No. 5 to Bresson, 7-6, 6-4. And junior Michelle Mitchell put up a good fight in the No. 6 spot against Sabacinski, but lost in the tiebreaker, 6-1, 6-7, 11-9.
Up next, the Quakers will travel to Norfolk, Va., to take on Old Dominion, Sunday at 11 a.m.
#17 William and Mary 7, #60 Penn 0
No. 1 - #9 Megan Moulton-Levy (W&M) def. #108 Kate Kosminskaya (Penn) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 - #65 Katarina Zoricic (W&M) def. Julia Koulbitskaya (Penn) 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 Ragini Acharya (W&M) def. Yulia Rivelis (Penn) 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 Klaudyna Kasztelaniec (W&M) def. Maria Anismova (Penn) 6-4, 6-3
No. 5 Magdalena Bresson (W&M) def. Lenka Snajdrova (Penn) 7-6, 6-4
No. 6 Lauren Sabacinski (W&M) def. Michelle Mitchell (Penn) 6-1, 6-7, 11-9
Finishing Order: 2, 3, 4*, 1, 5, 6
No. 1 - #1 Moulton-Levy/Zoricic (W&M) def. Anismova/Rivelis (Penn) 8-0
No. 2 Kosminskaya/Snajdrova (Penn) def. Acharya/Bresson (W&M) 8-6
No. 3 Kasztelaniec/Sabacinski (W&M) def. Avedissian/Koulbitskaya (Penn) 9-8 (7)
Finishing Order: 1, 2, 3*