MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The Cleveland State women's tennis team had another successful day at the Martha Thorn Mountaineer Invitational Saturday, picking up three doubles wins and three singles wins.
"Our doubles play was awesome today, we made some huge strides from yesterday's matches and from the beginning of the season," head coach Frank Polito said. "I'm so proud of how these teams have continued to work together and improve week after week, and hopefully we can continue that throughout the rest of the fall season."
In singles play, Avram, Mrcela and Prosenjak picked up wins, all of which came against Duquesne. Avram earned a 7-6(8), 6-4 victory over Laurel Shymansky, Mrcela earned a win after her opponent retired, and Prosenjak battled for a 1-6, 7-5, 1-0(8) victory after coming back from 1-6, 1-5 down.
"We really turned around our singles play today, and it was nice to see Klara and Lara pick up wins. As usual, Kate played a steady match and was able to get a win. I think we are at a good place with our singles play, and I'm looking forward to closing out the weekend strong tomorrow," Polito said.
Tomorrow (Sunday, October 21) will be the final day of the Martha Thorn Mountaineer Invitational, with one round of singles scheduled.
Avram/Mrcela (CSU) def. Jordan/Courteau (WVU), 6-3
Schoenberg/Prosenjak (CSU) def. Bovolskaia/Caputo (WVU), 6-3
Schoenberg/Prosenjak (CSU) def. Hall/Courtney (DEL), 7-6(1)
Mitta/Bishard (DUQ) def. Lenoan/Longo (CSU), 6-3
Julianne Herman (DUQ) def. Gaby Schoenberg (CSU), 1-6, 7-6(8), 1-0(6)
Kateryna Avram (CSU) def. Laurel Shymansky (DUQ), 7-6(8), 6-4
Klara Mrcela (CSU) def. Margot Pessy (DUQ), 6-4, ret.
Lara Prosenjak (CSU) def. Maranda Sears (DUQ), 1-6, 7-5, 1-0(8)
Maddy Adams (DUQ) def. Blanche Lenoan (CSU), 6-1, 6-4