Penguins Compete at ITA Midwest Regionals

Imaan Hassim
Imaan Hassim

Ann Arbor, Mich. - Three Youngstown State women's tennis players earned singles wins at the ITA Midwest Regionals at the University of Michigan Varsity Tennis Center on Thursday and Friday.

Elvira Esteo won her first round match while Imaan Hassim and Anastasiia Khokhlova earned consolation victories on Thursday.

In her first match, Esteo came-from-behind to defeat Toledo's Kokoro Chishaki 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 before dropping a 6-0, 6-4 contest to Marquette's Alexandrina Chinkikova. In the consolation matches, Hassim beat Issy Franks of Marquette by a 6-3, 6-2 score while Khokhlova knocked off Toledo's Claire Aleck 6-1, 6-4.

The Penguins dropped their two doubles contests on Friday.

Singles Results
Esteo (YSU) def. Kokoro Chishaki (TOL) - 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
Alexandrina Chinkikova (MARQ) def. Esteo (YSU) - 6-0, 6-4
Luna Dormet (OSU) def. Khokhlova (YSU) - 6-3, 6-1
Claire Martin (EIU) def. Moraleja (YSU) - 7-5, 6-7, 7-2
Rita Pedroso (Akron) def. Hassim (YSU) - 6-3, 6-1

Singles Consolation Results
Hassim (YSU) def. Issy Franks (Marq) - 6-3, 6-2
Khokhlova (YSU) def. Claire Aleck (TOL) - 6-1, 6-4

Doubles Results
Foe/Desmarais (MARQ) def. Esteo/Moraleja (YSU) - 8-4
Prochazkova/Bihel (UIC) def. Hassim/Khokhlova (YSU) - 8-7 (6)