Lackova, Macias Win Pair of Matches at Akron Shootout

Dominika Lackova
Dominika Lackova

Akron, Ohio - The Youngstown State women's tennis team opened fall tournament play this past weekend at the Akron Shootout. YSU had singles and doubles contests against Akron, Siena and Cleveland State over the course of the three-day tournament.

Dominika Lackova and Sofia Macias led the way over the weekend with a pair of singles wins. All six Penguins who played singles over the weekend won at least one match.

Lackova earned a 6-2, 2-6, 10-6 over Siena's Ali Garrity on Sunday after defeating Cleveland State's Jana Schober 6-1, 7-5 on Saturday. Macias defeated Mitsuki Fukamachi 6-0, 6-2 on Sunday after coming back to beat CSU's Victoria Benismon on Saturday, 4-6, 7-6, 10-5.

Ana Stroe, Nehel Sahni and Elise Eckman all earned wins against Siena on Sunday. Noelly Longi Nsmiba dropped a pair of three-set matches, but defeated CSU's Princess Gbadamosi 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday. 

Lackova and Macias teamed up to beat Akron's Blinova and Geier 7-5 at No. 1 doubles on Sunday. Against Siena, Eckman and Sahni won at No. 3 beating Ann Phillips and Julia Dunbar, 7-6 (4).

The Penguins are next in action on Oct. 7-9 at the Toledo Inviational.

AKRON SHOOTOUT

Sunday, Sept. 25:
Singles: Youngstown State vs. Siena
1. Lackova (YSU) def. Ali Garrity (Siena), 6-2, 2-6, 10-6
2. Macias (YSU) def. Mitsuki Fukamachi (Siena), 6-0, 6-2
3. Natalie Weaver (Siena) def. Nsimba (YSU), 3-6, 6-4, 10-7
4. Stroe (YSU) def. Rina Sakai (Siena), 6-4, 2-6, 10-4
5. Sahni (YSU) def. Juliana Goehner (Siena), 6-4, 6-2
6. Eckman (YSU) def. Ann Phillips (Siena), 2-6, 6-3, 10-3

Doubles: Akron vs. Youngstown State
1. Lackova/Macias (YSU) def. Blinova/Geier, (UA), 7-5
2. Knezevich/Maksimava, (UA) def. Stroe/Nsimba, (YSU), 6-1
3. Newnes/Pedroso (UA), def. Sahni/Eckman, (YSU), 6-0

Saturday, Sept. 24:
Singles: Cleveland State vs. Youngstown State
1. Lackova (YSU) def. Jana Schober (CSU), 6-1, 7-5
2. Macias (YSU) def. Victoria Bensimon (CSU), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 10-5
3. Nsimba (YSU) def. Princess Gbadamosi (CSU), 6-3, 6-0
4. Aleksandra Golawska (CSU) def. Stroe (YSU), 7-5, ret.
5. Isabella Spindler (CSU) def. Sahni (YSU), 6-4, 6-2
6. Blanche Lenoan (CSU) def. Eckman (YSU), 6-0, 6-3

Doubles: Youngstown State vs. Siena
1. Ali Garrity/Mitsuki Fukamachi (Siena) def. Lackova/Macias (YSU), 7-5
2. Natalie Weaver/Ivana Boberic (Siena) def. Nsimba/Stroe (YSU), 7-6 (9)
3. Sahni/Eckman (YSU) def. Ann Phillips/Julia Dunbar (Siena), 7-6 (4)

Friday, Sept. 23
Singles: Akron vs. Youngstown State
1. Blinova (UA) def. Lackova (YSU), 6-2, 6-2
2. Geier (UA) def. Macias (YSU), 6-3, 6-0
3. Maksimava (UA) def. Nsimba (YSU), 6-4, 4-6, 10-8
4. Pedroso (UA) def. Stroe (YSU), 6-2, 1-6, 10-5
5. Knezevich (UA) def. Sahni (YSU), 6-3, 3-6, 10-6
6. Newnes (UA) def. Eckman (YSU), 6-1, 6-0

Doubles: CSU vs. Youngstown State
1. Golawska/Spindler (CSU) def. Lackova/Macias (YSU), 6-4
2. Bensimon/Schober (CSU) def. Nsimba/Stroe (YSU), 7-6 (4)
3. Gbadamosi/Lenoan (CSU) def. Sahni/Eckman (YSU), 6-4