BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – The Cleveland State women's tennis team wrapped up its weekend at Bowling Green Sunday afternoon, dropping a hard fought 4-3 match against the Falcons. Cleveland State now stands at 1-2 on the young season.
PDF BOX SCORE | Bowling Green 4, Cleveland State 3
· Cleveland State's three points on the day came from wins at the No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles spots.
· With her win at the No. 6 spot, Kateryna Avram now has a team-best nine singles wins this season.
The Vikings once again fell behind early after dropping the doubles point, and then trailed 3-0 after Bowling Green was able to claim the first two singles points.
Cleveland State rebounded with a win at No. 5 singles, as Gaby Schoenberg earned a 6-4, 6-1 straight-set win to put the score at 3-1 BGSU.
The Falcons were then able to clinch the match with a win at No. 3 singles, but the Vikings picked up the final two singles wins, as Kateryna Avram posted a 4-6, 6-4, 1-0(3) win at the No. 6 spot and Siân Payne recorded a 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles to put the final match score at 4-3.
From The Sidelines
"This was a tough match today, but we competed hard and fought from start to finish. We got down early after dropping the doubles point, which proved to be the difference today, but I'm excited with how much fight and energy this team is putting in day-after-day."
"I thought that Siân, Gaby and Kate played really well in singles today, and Gaby and Lara played well in doubles. We will hit the practice courts this week with a focus on doubles, and hope to have a different outcome next weekend." – Head Coach Frank Polito
· Cleveland State will continue its roadswing at West Virginia (Friday, February 15) and Duquesne (Sunday, February 17) next weekend.
Doubles (1, 2, 3)
1. Comella/Tavpash (BGSU) def. Mrcela/Avram (CSU), 6-0
2. Prosenjak/Schoenberg (CSU) def. Radeva/Silveira (BGSU), 6-3
3. Sasaki/Bettinelli (BGSU) def. Spindler/Payne (CSU), 7-6(5)
Singles (2, 1, 5, 3, 6, 4)
1. Paula Comella (BGSU) def. Isabella Spindler (CSU), 6-0, 6-3
2. Marharita Tavpash (BGSU) def. Klara Mrcela (CSU), 6-0, 6-2
3. Polina Radeva (BGSU) def. Lara Prosenjak (CSU), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
4. Siân Payne (CSU) def. Vanesa Pardo (BGSU), 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
5. Gaby Schoenberg (CSU) def. Ayumi Sasaki (BGSU), 6-4, 6-1
6. Kateryna Avram (CSU) def. Marta Bettinelli (BGSU), 4-6, 6-4, 1-0(3)