Women's Tennis Falls to UNLV, 5-2

Las Vegas, Nev. -- The No. 57 University of Pennsylvania women's tennis team fell to No. 30 UNLV, 5-2, at the Feritta Tennis Complex.

The Quakers opened the match by winning the doubles point.The team of Julia Koulbitskaya and Shelah Chao won at No. 1, 8-3, Raluca Ciochina and Michelle Mitchell won at No. 2, 8-3 to clinch the point and Kate Williams and Caroline Stanislawski won in the third position, 8-1.

In singles action, Yulia Rivelis fell to Elena Gantcheva, 6-3, 6-4, in the No. 1 position. At No. 2, Koulbitskaya fell to Gyorgyi Zsiros, 0-6, 6-3, 7-5 and Mitchell earned the Quakers only singles point with a 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 3 over Sharon Marin. Chao fell to Anne Claire Ortiz-Luis, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 4 and Stanislawski was defeated by Cindy Treber, 6-1, 2-0 retired in the fifth position. Ciochina fell at No. 6, 6-4, 6-1, to Claire Smith to close out the match.

The Quakers return to action on Saturday, March 19 when they host Temple in the Levy Tennis Pavilion at 2 p.m.

Complete Results
Doubles:
1. Koulbitskaya/Chao (PENN) def. Ortiz-Luis/Linda Tempelfelde (UNLV) 8-3
2. Ciochina/Mitchell (PENN) def. Zsiros/Smith (UNLV) 8-3
3. Kate Williams/Stanislawki (PENN) def. Gantcheva/Mery Constanti (UNLV)8-1

Singles:
1. #29 Elena Gantcheva (UNLV) def. #92 Yulia Rivelis (PENN) 6-3, 6-4
2. Gyorgyi Zsiros (UNLV) def. #100 Julia Koulbitskaya (PENN) 0-6, 6-3, 7-5
3. Michelle Mitchell (PENN) def. Sharon Marin (UNLV) 6-4, 7-5
4. Anne Claire Ortiz-Luis (UNLV) def. Shelah Chao (PENN) 6-2, 6-1
5. Cindy Treber (UNLV) def. Caroline Stanisklawksi (PENN) 6-1, 2-0 retired
6. Claire Smith (UNLV) def. Raluca Ciochina (PENN) 6-4, 6-1