Ann Arbor, Mich. - The Youngstown State women's tennis team dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 10 Michigan in the opening round of NCAA Regionals on a sunny Friday afternoon at the Michigan Varsity Tennis Center.
YSU ends the season with a 16-9 record, tying for the second most wins in school history. The Wolverines (22-5) advance to play Kentucky in the second round on Saturday.
The Penguins battled for nearly two hours before Michigan clinched the match.
At singles play, YSU hung tough at all six spots in the lineup.
The Wolverines clinched the dual meet victory at No. 3 as Macias dropped a 6-3, 6-4 bout with Alex Najarian.
At No. 2, Noelly Longi Nsimba hung tough with 24th-ranked Minor 6-1, 5-4, At No. 5, Hassim trailed 6-3, 5-1 to Mira Ruder-Hook. At No. 6, Cassandra Moraleja had four set points, but dropped a 7-6 (7-4) set to Annie Wierda. Wierda led 3-0 in the second set.
No. 10 Michigan 4, Youngstown State 0
No. 1 -- No. 26 Kate Fahey (U-M) d. Dominika Lackova (YSU), 6-0, 6-1
No. 2 -- No. 24 Brienne Minor (U-M) vs. Noelly Longi Nsimba (YSU), 6-1, 5-4 abandoned
No. 3 -- Alex Najarian (U-M) d. Sofia Macias (YSU), 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 -- Chiara Lommer (U-M) d. Nehel Sahni (YSU), 6-2, 6-1
No. 5 -- Mira Ruder-Hook (U-M) vs. Imaan Hassim (YSU), 6-3, 5-1 abandoned
No. 6 -- Annie Wierda (U-M) vs. Cassandra Moraleja (YSU), 7-6 (4), 3-0 abandoned
No. 1 -- No. 9 Alex Najarian/Kate Fahey (U-M) d. Noelly Longi Nsimba/Ana Stroe (YSU), 6-0
No. 2 -- Sofia Macias/Imaan Hassim (YSU) vs. Chiara Lommer/Brienne Minor (U-M), 5-2 abandoned
No. 3 -- Mira Ruder-Hook/Valeria Patiuk (U-M) d. Nehel Sahni/Dominika Lackova (YSU), 6-2
Order of Finish: Doubles 1-3; Singles 1-4-3