YSU Opens Fall Tournament Season at Akron Shootout

Cassandra Moraleja
Cassandra Moraleja

The Youngstown State women's tennis team opens its fall tournament slate this Friday through Sunday at the Akron Shootout. The Penguins will play singles and doubles contests against Akron, Louisville and Cleveland State at the three-day event.

The matches will be held at the UA Outdoor Tennis Ccourts on campus (Wheeler Street). If forced indoors, matches will be played at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in nearby Stow.

On Friday, the Penguins will take on Louisville in doubles at 12:30 p.m. followed by singles contests against Cleveland State at 1:30 p.m. On Saturday, YSU will face Cleveland State in doubles at 12:30 p.m. and Akron in singles at 1:30 p.m. On Sunday, the Guins take on Louisville in singles at 9:30 a.m. followed by doubles contests against Akron.

The Penguins return four members from last year's NCAA singles lineup as Imaan Hassim, Cassandra Moraleja, Tamara Teufl and Anastasiia Khokhlova. Also returning from a year ago is Lucia Zagar while Elvira Esteo is a freshman from Madrid, Spain who has joined the program this fall.

YSU also has fall events at the Rocket Invitational, the ITA Midwest Regionals and the CSU Fall Invitational in November.

2018 Akron Shootout Schedule

Friday, Sept. 21
10 a.m. - Singles: Louisville vs. Akron
12:30 p.m. - Doubles: Louisville vs. Youngstown State / Cleveland State vs. Akron
1:30 p.m. - Singles: Cleveland State vs. Youngstown State

Saturday, Sept. 22
10 a.m. - Singles: Louisville vs. Cleveland State
12:30 p.m. - Doubles: Cleveland State vs. Youngstown State / Louisville vs. Akron
1:30 p.m. - Singles: Youngstown State vs. Akron

Sunday, Sept. 23
9 a.m. - Singles: Louisville vs. Youngstown State
11:30 a.m. - Doubles: Cleveland State vs. Louisville / Youngstown State vs. Akron
12:30 p.m. - Singles: Cleveland State vs. Akron