Women's Tennis Takes Titles at Cissie Leary Invite

PHILADELPHIA – It was a superb Sunday for the University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis team, as the Quakers took home both singles titles on the final day of the Cissie Leary Invitational at the Hecht Tennis Center.

It was an all-Penn championship match in the B Singles Flight, as freshman Marta Kowalska topped sophomore Lina Qostal, 6-2, 6-3, to earn the crown. Both Quakers notched three-set wins over Princeton in the semifinals, with Kowalska notching a 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-2 victory over Carolina Joyce and Qostal taking down Nicole Kalhorn by a score of 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Sophomore Ria Vaidya capped off the banner day for Penn, earning a straight-set 7-5, 6-4 victory over Princeton’s Katrina Steffensen to win the A Singles Flight. Steffensen hadn’t dropped a set prior to meeting Vaidya in the championship match.

Raidya won a hard-fought three-setter in the semifinals, defeating Natallia Vavulina of St. John’s, 7-5, 2-6, 6-4.

Vaidya and Kowalska join the doubles duo of Qostal and OJ Singh, who won the B Doubles Flight on Saturday, as the Quakers snagged three of the four titles at their home invitational.

The Quakers will be back in action for their first dual match of the season at home against Georgetown on October 8th.


Download: Cissie Leary Final Day.pdf