Women's Tennis Takes Two, Beating San Francisco, San Diego

PHILADELPHIA – The women’s tennis team bounced back from two tough losses against UC Irvine and Long Beach State, by beating both San Francisco and San Diego.

The Quakers beat the Dons on Friday, 6-1. In doubles, freshmen Maria Anismova and Ekaterina Kosminskaya beat Camille Pamart and Mylene Martin, 8-5. Junior Julia Koulbitskaya and Yulia Rivelis lost in the No. 2 spot, 8-5, to San Francisco’s Lauren Hickey and Joana Macedo. And Amanda Avedissian and Lenka Snajdrova picked up an 8-1 win in the No. 3 doubles spot to clinch the point, over Jenny Sperry and Emma Taylor.

In singles, Kosminskaya beat Pamart in the No. 1 spot, 6-4, 6-0, while Rivelis beat Taylor at No. 2, 6-3, 6-1. Junior Michelle Mitchell won in the No. 4 spot over Sperry, 4-6, 6-0, 6-4, and junior Charlotte Tansill beat Macedo at No. 5, 6-4, 6-1. Lauren Sadaka had a win at No. 6, over Hickey, 6-1, 6-2. Penn’s only singles loss came in the No. 3 spot, as freshman Anismova lost to Martin, 6-3, 7-6.

The Quakers followed that win up with a 5-2 win over San Diego. Kosminskaya and Anismova continued their success in the No. 1 doubles spot, as they beat Monica Wiesener and Helene Lindstrad, 8-1. Avedissian and Snajdrova teamed up in the No. 2 spot to beat Alexandra Demidova and Justine Perl, 8-2. In the No. 3 spot, Sadaka and Rivelis won by default. In singles, junior Yulia Rivelis played in the No. 1 spot, and beat Wiesener, 6-3,6-7, 1-0 (10-5). Sadaka had a wine at No. 4, as she beat Demidova in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. Tansill had a win at No. 5, beating Perl 6-4, 6-2, and senior Ashley Lostritto won by default in the No. 6 singles spot. Penn’s two losses came at No. 2 and 3, as Anismova lost at No. 2 to Taylor, 6-1, 6-1, and Mitchell lost to Lindstrand, 6-1, 6-2.

Up next the Quakers will take on St. Mary’s, tomorrow at 10 a.m.


#40 PENN QUAKERS 6, SAN FRANCISCO DONS 1

Doubles
1. Anismova/Kosminskaya (P) df. Martin/Pamart (USF); 8-5
2. Hickey/Macedo (USF) df. Koulbitskaya/Rivelis (P); 8-5
3. Avedissian/Snajdrova (P) df. Sperry/Taylor (USF); 8-1

Singles
1. Ekaterina Kosminskaya (P) df. Camille Pamart (USF); 6-4, 6-0
2. Yulia Rivelis (P) df. Emma Taylor (USF) 6-3, 6-1
3. Mylene Martin (USF) df. Maria Anismova (P); 6-3, 7-6
4. Michelle Mitchell (P) df. Jenny Sperry (USF) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4
5. Charlotte Tansill(P) df. Joana Macedo(USF) 6-4, 6-1
6. Lauren Sadaka (P) vs. Lauren Hickey (USF) 6-1, 6-2 (USF)

#40 PENN QUAKERS 5, SAN DIEGO TOREROS 2

Doubles
1. Anismova/Kosminskaya (P) df. Wiesener/Lindstrand (USD); 8-1
2. Avedissian/Snajdrova (P) df. Demidova/Perl (USD); 8-2
3. Sadaka/Rivelis (P) won by default

Singles
1. Yulia Rivelis (P) vs. Monica Wiesener (USD); 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (10-5)
2. Zoe Taylor (USD) df. Maria Anismova (P); 6-2, 6-1
3. Helene Lindstrand (USD) df. Michelle Mitchell (P); 6-1, 6-2
4. Lauren Sadaka (P) df. Alexandra Demidova (USD); 6-2, 6-2
5. Charlotte Tansill (P) df. Justine Perl (USD); 6-4, 6-2
6. Ashley Lostritto (P) won by default