PHILADELPHIA – In their first meet of the 2007 spring season, the women’s tennis team started things off right, beating Penn State 5-2.
In the No. 1 singles spot, freshman Ekaterina Kosminskaya led the way for the Quakers, as she beat Sasha Abraham, 6-3, 6-1. Junior Yulia Rivelis also earned a win in the No. 2 spot, as she beat Katelyn BeVard, 6-3, 6-1. Junior Julia Koulbitskaya defeated Lauren McCarthy 6-3, 6-3, while Michelle Mitchell also brought home a singles win, as she beat Leyla Morzan in a hard-fought battle, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(4).
Freshman Maria Ansimova and junior transfer Charlotte Tansill fell in their spring debut for the Quakers. Anismova lost to Jenny Shular, 6-2, 6-1, while Tansill fell to Dorothy Dohanics, 7-5, 6-0.
On the doubles front, Rivelis and Koulbitskaya lost to Abraham and McCarthy, 8-6. Kosminskaya and Anismova pulled out their first win as a doubles pair, beating Shular and BeVard, 8-3. And Tansill and Mitchell assured the win for Penn, with an 8-4 defeat of Dohanics and Morzan.
Up next, the Quakers will host Richmond in Levy Tennis Pavilion, Friday Feb. 2 at 3 p.m.
1. Ekaterina Kosminskaya/Maria Anismova (Penn) defeated Jenny Shular/Katelyn BeVard (8-3)
2. Sasha Abraham/Lauren McCarthy (PSU) defeated Yulia Rivelis/Julia Koulbitskaya (8-6)
3. Charlotte Tansill/Michelle Mitchell (Penn) defeated Dorothy Dohanics/Leyla Morzan (8-4)
1.Ekaterina Kosminskaya (Penn) defeated Sasha Abraham(PSU) (6-3, 6-1)
2.Yulia Rivelis (Penn) defeated Katelyn BeVard (PSU) (6-3, 6-1)
3.Jenny Shular (PSU) defeated Maria Anismova(Penn) (6-2, 6-1)
4.Julia Koulbitskaya (Penn) defeated Lauren McCarthy (PSU) (6-3, 6-3)
5.Dorothy Dohanics (PSU) defeated Charlotte Tansill (Penn) (7-5, 6-0)
6.Michelle Mitchell (Penn) defeated Leyla Morzan (PSU) (2-6, 6-4, 7-6, (4))