Four Penguins Earn Singles Wins At Akron Shootout

Tamara Teufl
Tamara Teufl

Akron, Ohio - The Youngstown State women's tennis team opened up fall tournament play with matches against Louisville, Cleveland State and Akron at the Akron Shootout over the weekend.

Four Penguins picked up wins in singles play while YSU picked up a pair of doubles wins against Cleveland State.

Winners in singles were Imaan Hassim, Lucia Zagar, Tamara Teufl and Cassandra Moraleja.

Zagar picked up a 6-3, 7-5 win over Akron's Holland Long at the No. 5 spot in the lineup. Against Cleveland State, Hassim won at No. 1 beating Sian Payne 6-3, 6-3, Teufl won at No. 3 defeating Klara Mrcela 5-7, 6-2, 10-2 and Moraleja won 5-7, 6-3, 10-8 at No. 4 against Lara Prosenjak. YSU won the doubles matches against the Vikings at No. 1 and No. 2 by 7-6 scores.

YSU returns to action on Oct. 12-13 at the Toledo Rocket Invitational.

Sept. 23 Results

Singles: Louisville 5, Youngstown State 0
1. Nikolina Jovic (UL) def. Imaan Hassim (YSU), 6-3, 6-1
2. Aleksandra Mally (UL) def. Anastasiia Khokhlova (YSU), 6-4, 6-0
3. Maya Smith (UL) def. Tamara Teufl (YSU), 5-7, 7-6 (4), 1-0 (9)
4. Sena Suswam (UL) def. Cassandra Moraleja (YSU), 6-3, 6-1
5. Diana Wong (UL) def. Lucia Zagar (YSU), 6-2, 6-1

Doubles: Akron 3, Youngstown State 0
1. Anna Uljanov/Rita Pedroso (UA) def. Hassim/Khokhlova (YSU), 7-6 (5)
2. Sophia Geier/Holland Long (UA) def. Teufl/Moraleja (YSU), 6-1  
3. Carla Flores/Ceci Rosas (UA) def. Zagar (YSU)/Blanche Leoan (CSU), 6-4

Sept. 22 Results

Singles: Akron 4, Youngstown State 1
1. Sophia Geier (UA) def. Imaan Hassim (YSU), 6-1, 6-2
2. Ceci Rosas (UA) def. Anastasiia Khokhlova (YSU), 7-6 (7), 6-1
3. Anna Uljanov (UA) def. Tamara Teufl (YSU), 7-6 (4), 7-5
4. Rita Pedroso (UA) def. Cassandra Moraleja (YSU), 7-5, 6-1
5. Lucia Zagar (YSU) def. Holland Long (UA) 6-3, 7-5

Doubles: Youngstown State 2, Cleveland State 1
Hassim/Khokhlova (YSU) def. Spindler/Avram (CSU), 7-6 (5)
Teufl/Moraleja (YSU) def. Mrcela/Prosenjak (CSU), 7-6 (4)
Payne/Schoenberg (CSU) def. Zagar/Lenoan (YSU/CSU), 6-2

Sept. 21 Results

Singles: Cleveland State 3, Youngstown State 3
1. Imaan Hassim (YSU) def. Sian Payne (CSU), 6-3, 6-3
2. Isabella Spindler (CSU) def. Anastasiia Khokhlova (YSU), 6-2, 6-4
3. Tamara Teufl (YSU) def. Klara Mrcela (CSU), 5-7, 6-2, 10-5
4. Cassandra Moraleja (YSU) def. Lara Prosenjak (CSU), 5-7, 6-3, 10-8
5. Kate Avram (CSU) def. Lucia Zagar (YSU), 6-1, 6-1
6. Gaby Schoenberg (CSU) def. Elvira Esteo (YSU), 6-2, retired

Doubles: Louisville 3, Youngstown State 0
1. Nikolina Jovic/Sena Suswam (UL) def. Hassim/Khokhlova (YSU), 7-6 (5)
2. Aleksandra Mally/Diana Wong (UL) def. Teufl/Moraleja (YSU), 6-1
3. Dina Chaika/Anna Collins (UL) def. Zagar/Esteo (YSU), 6-3