Penguins Drop Pair of Matches on First Day in Vegas

Imaan Hassim
Imaan Hassim

Las Vegas, Nev. - The Youngstown State women's tennis team dropped a 4-0 decision to UNLV and a 4-3 contest to Colorado State in a pair of matches on Saturday at the the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

After dropping their opening match to the Rebels, YSU rebounded to play well against the Rams.

The Guins came out and won the doubles point against Colorado State. YSU won a No. 2 and No. 3 to claim the point.

In singles play, Noelly Longi Nsimba picked up a 6-3, 6-3 win over CSU's Priscilla Palermo at No. 1. At No. 4, Imaan Hassim won 6-4, 6-1 against Emily Kolbow. However, the Rams won the other four singles matches in straight sets to earn the dual victory.

The Penguins conclude their trip to Vegas with a match against UC Riverside on Sunday.

UNLV 4, Youngstown State 0

Singles competition 

1. Aiwen Zhu (UNLV) vs. Noelly Longi Nsimba (YSU) 6-1, 3-2, unfinished
2. Izumi Asano (UNLV) def. Sofia Macias (YSU) 6-2, 6-0
3. En-Pei Huang (UNLV) def. Anastasiia Khokhlova (YSU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Juliet Zhang (UNLV) vs. Imaan Hassim (YSU) 6-3, 1-0, unfinished
5. Samantha Li (UNLV) vs. Cassandra Moraleja (YSU) 6-2, 2-1, unfinished
6. Jovana Kenic (UNLV) def. Lucia Zagar (YSU) 6-0, 6-0
 Doubles competition 
1. Aiwen Zhu/En-Pei Huang (UNLV) def. Noelly Longi Nsimba/Anastasiia Khokhlova (YSU) 6-0
2. Anna Bogoslavets/Samantha Li (UNLV) vs. Imaan Hassim/Sofia Macias (YSU) 4-2, unfinished
3. Izumi Asano/Juliet Zhang (UNLV) def. Ana Stroe/Lucia Zagar (YSU) 6-0
Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (3,6,2)
Colorado State 4, Youngstown State 3
Singles competition
1. Noelly Longi Nsimba (YSU) def. Priscilla Palermo (CSU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Emily Luetschwager (CSU) def. Sofia Macias (YSU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Alyssa Grijalva (CSU) def. Anastasiia Khokhlova (YSU) 6-2, 6-3
4. Imaan Hassim (YSU) def. Emily Kolbow (CSU) 6-4, 6-1
5. Emma Corwin (CSU) def. Cassandra Moraleja (YSU) 7-6, 6-2
6. Riley Reeves (CSU) def. Ana Stroe (YSU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3

Doubles competition 
1. Alyssa Grijalva/Priscilla Palermo (CSU) def. Noelly Longi Nsimba/Anastasiia Khokhlova (YSU) 6-1
2. Imaan Hassim/Sofia Macias (YSU) def. Emily Kolbow/Emily Luetschwager (CSU) 7-6 (7-2)
3. Cassandra Moraleja/Ana Stroe (YSU) def. Riley Reeves/Emma Corwin (CSU) 6-3

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (2,3,1,4,6,5)