Boardman - The Youngstown State women's tennis team picked up an impressive 6-1 victory over Oakland on Thursday afternoon at the Boardman Tennis Center. YSU improves to 8-7 on the year.
YSU came out strong in doubles play against the Golden Grizzlies (2-8) winning all three matches. Marta Burak and Margarita Sadovnikova won 8-3, Lauren Hankle and Paula de Man were victorious at 8-4 and Carolyn Jesko and Annina Brendel won 8-3.
In singles play, de Man defeated Emily Raidt 6-1, 6-1 to improve to 13-1 on the campaign and she has now won six straight matches.
Burak won for the fifth consecutive time beating Tamara Blum 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3. At No. 6, Brendel dispatched of Juliana Guervara 6-1, 6-1 while at No. 5, Hankle beat Grace Keating 6-0, 6-4.
In the final match of the dual, Sadovnikova earned a 6-4, 6-2 victory at No. 2 over Karine Celis.
The Penguins open up Horizon League play this Saturday against Detroit. First serve at the Boardman Tennis Center is set for 5 p.m.
YSU 6, Oakland 1
No. 1 - de Man (YSU) def. Emily Raidt (OU) - 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 - Sadovnikova (YSU) def. Karine Celis (OU) - 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 - Burak (YSU) def. Tamara Blum (OU) - 6-2, 6-2
No. 4 - Cam Sabourin (OU) def. Jesko (YSU) - 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 - Hankle (YSU) def. Grace Keating (OU) - 6-0, 6-4
No. 6 - Brendel (YSU) def. Juliana Guevara (OU) - 6-1, 6-1
Order of Finish: 1, 6, 3, 5, 4, 2
No. 1 - Burak/Sadovnikova (YSU) def. Celis/Guevara (OU) - 8-3
No. 2 - de Man/Hankle (YSU) def. Blum/Raidt (OU) - 8-4
No. 3 - Jesko/Brendel (YSU) def. Keating/Sabourin (OU) - 8-3