The Youngstown State women's tennis team concluded a successful home season with a 7-0 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon at the YSU Tennis Courts. The Penguins went 6-1 at home this season.
Saturday's match was played outdoors and the competitors battled chilly conditions. The Penguins sent senior Lauren Hankle out on a good note as she won in singles and doubles on Senior Day.
With the win, YSU improved to 13-9 overall and 4-2 in the Horizon League. Valparaiso falls to 1-18 and 0-5.
YSU cruised in doubles play winning 8-2 at No. 1, 8-0 at No. 2 and 8-1 at No. 3.
In singles play, the Penguins were victorious in straight sets in all six matches.
At No. 1, Paula de Man defeated Kristin Zakiewicz 6-4, 6-0 to improve to 20-1 on the season. At No. 2, Margarita Sadovnikova beat Kaitlyn Hamel 6-1, 6-3 for her 20th win of the campaign. At No. 3, Marta Burak cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win over Michele Fredlake for her school-record 25th win of the campaign.
Hankle closed out her home career with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Megan Barthels at No. 4 singles. It was Hankle's 11th win of the year.
The Penguins conclude the regular season at Wright State next Saturday.
YSU 7, Valparaiso 0
No. 1 - de Man (YSU) def. Kristin Zakiewicz (VALPO) - 6-4, 6-0
No. 2 - Sadovnikova (YSU) def. Kaitlyn Hamel (VALPO) - 6-1, 6-3
No. 3 - Burak (YSU) def. Michele Fredlake (VALPO) - 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 - Hankle (YSU) def. Megan Barthels (VALPO) - 6-4, 6-3
No. 5 - Brendel (YSU) def. Angelina Goheen (VALPO) - 6-0, 6-2
No. 6 - Raicevic (YSU) def. Lauren Kammerer (VALPO) - 6-1, 6-0
No. 1 - Burak/Sadovnikova (YSU) def. Fredlake/Zakiewicz (VALPO) - 8-2
No. 2 - Hankle/de Man (YSU) def. Hamel/Barthels (VALPO) - 8-0
No. 3 - Brendel/Raicevic (YSU) def. Goheen/Kammerer (VALPO) - 8-1