Women's Tennis Wraps Up Tribe Invitational

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The University of Pennsylvania women’s tennis team opened the fall portion of its 2015-16 schedule over the weekend at the 23rd Tribe Invitational hosted by William & Mary.

In a round robin team event featuring both singles and doubles action, Penn had flashes of excellent tennis throughout the event.

Highlights included a 6-for-6 day in doubles on Friday as Penn swept its matches against Old Dominion and Maryland – two opponents from the dual meet portion of Penn’s schedule last season.

On Saturday, the Quakers were dominant in singles, sweeping all five matches against Marshall. Included in the sweep were the first career wins for freshmen Marta Kowalska and Ojasvinee Singh. The win for Singh was a rally – she needed to win the final two sets after a tiebreaker loss in the opening set. Two of Singh’s veteran teammates – Kana Daniel and Sonya Latycheva – also had to rally for their wins over Marshall. Daniel won the first set against Marshall, and needed to win in the third set for the overall victory – doing so to cap a grueling three-hour match.

The Quakers are back on the courts next weekend at the Princeton Invitational Sept. 25-27.

Penn vs. Maryland (Singles)
Caroline Williams (Maryland) def. Nicole Berkman (Penn) – 6-2, 6-2
Olga Gaistruk (Maryland) def. Nicole Berkman (Penn) – 6-4

Penn vs. William & Mary (Singles)
Leza Nemchinov (W&M) def. Kana Daniel (Penn) – 7-5, 7-5
Sonya Latycheva (Penn) def. Lauren Goodman (W&M) – 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
Ria Vaidya (Penn) def. Olivia Thaler (W&M) – 6-0, 6-2
Melanie Roy (W&M) def. Lina Qostal (Penn) – 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Maria Groener (W&M) def. Marta Kowalska (Penn) – 6-2, 6-3
Cecily Wuenscher (W&M) def. Ojasvinee Singh (Penn) – 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-3

Penn vs. Marshall (Singles)
Kana Daniel (Penn) def. Derya Turhan (Marshall) – 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Sonya Latycheva (Penn) def. Rachael Morales (Marshall) – 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
Ria Vaidya (Penn) def. Jackie Carr (Marshall) – 6-4, 6-0
Marta Kowalska (Penn) def. Marija Bogicevic (Marshall) – 7-5, 1-6, 6-3
Ojasvinee Singh (Penn) def. Anne Gulsrud (Marshall) –7-5, 6-4

Penn vs. Old Dominion (Singles)
Kana Daniel (Penn) def. Adriana Rajkovic (ODU) – 6-4, 6-1
Ingrid Vojcinakova (ODU) def. Ria Vaidya (Penn) – 7-6 (7), 7-5
Natalia Vlasova (ODU) def. Ojasvinee Singh (Penn) – 6-3, 6-2
Nikol Hristova (ODU) def. Lina Qostal (Penn) – 7-5, 6-1
Marta Kowalska (Penn) def. Marijana Novakovic (ODU) – 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4
Ivana Vukovic (ODU) def. Nicole Berkman (Penn) – 6-0, 6-3

Penn vs. Old Dominion (Doubles)
Daniel/Latycheva (Penn) def. Rajkovic/Vlasova (ODU) – 6-4
Kowalska/Vaidya (Penn) def. Hristova/Novakovic (ODU) – 6-2
Qostal/Singh (Penn) def. Vojcinakova/Vukovic (ODU) – 6-4

Penn vs. Maryland (Doubles)
Daniel/ Vaidya (Penn) def. Hovsepyan/Tour (Maryland) – 6-2
Kowalska/Latycheva (Penn) def. N. Bredikhina/O. Bredikhina (Maryland) – 6-1
Qostal/Singh (Penn) def. Gaudreault/Williams (Maryland) – 6-4

Penn vs. West Virginia (Doubles)
Barrett/Lewis (WVU) def. Latycheva/Vaidya (Penn) – 6-4
Mrgole/Martinez (WVU) def. Kowalska/Daniel (Penn) – 6-3
Choo/Shaker (WVU) def. Qostal/Singh (Penn) – 6-2
White/Rosiello (WVU) def. Vazhenina/Berkman (Penn) – 7-5