Penguins Defeat Milwaukee, Claim Share Of Horizon League Crown

Dominika Lackova
Dominika Lackova

Milwaukee, Wis. - The Youngstown State women's tennis team defeated Milwaukee 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Elite River Glen Sports Club. The win gives the Penguins a share of the Horizon League title with UIC and Cleveland State.

The Penguins (14-8 overall and 8-1 in the Horizon League) will be the top seed for the Horizon League Championships which begin on Friday. The Guins get a bye to the semifinals and will first be in action on Saturday afternoon.

Both UIC and Cleveland State picked up wins on Sunday (UIC 7-0 over Oakland and CSU 7-0 over Green Bay) to share the title with YSU. The Penguins earn the tiebreaker among the three schools to earn the top seed.

The Guins won their final eight Horizon League contests after dropping their opener to the Flames back on March 24.

YSU took the doubles point from the Panthers (9-14 and 3-6) with wins at No. 2 and No. 3. Winning at No. 2 were Sofia Macias and Imaan Hassim by a 6-3 score while at No. 3, Dominika Lackova and Nehel Sahni won 6-2.

In singles play, the Guins won five of six contests with four wins coming in straight sets.

At No. 1, Lackova picked up a 6-4, 6-1 victory while Sahni won at No. 5 7-5, 6-0 to give the Penguins a 3-0 lead. UWM won at No. 3 before Cassandra Moraleja won 6-4, 6-3 at No. 6 to clinch the victory. 

With the match clinched, Noelly Nsimba finished off a 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 win at No. 2 and Hassim won 6-7, 6-2, 10-4 at No. 4.