RedHawks Conclude Weekend at West Virginia

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Oct. 22, 2017

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The Miami University women’s tennis team wrapped up their weekend of play on Sunday at the Martha Thorn Invitational in Morgantown, W. Va. The event, hosted by West Virginia University, began on Friday and featured players from James Madison University alongside the RedHawks and host Mountaineers.

Miami kicked off the morning with a series of singles matches against West Virginia, winning four matches out of seven. Senior Nelli Ponomareva defeated Christina Jordan, 6-3, 6-1, and junior Emily Struble put up a convincing 6-2, 6-0 win over WVU’s Rosiello. Freshmen Priyana Kalita and Melati Devi also earned victories against the Mountaineers, with Kalita besting Rosiello 6-2, 6-4 and Devi knocking off Anne-Sophie Courteau, 4-6, 6-2, 10-5.

The Red and White finished off the singles portion of the day with a pair of matches against the Dukes, in which Milana Lysova took a tight 1-6, 6-2, 10-8 decision over Kimmy Herrock.

In Sunday’s doubles rotations, Miami playing two pairings against WVU and a single match against a team from James Madison. Ponomareva and Lena Babunski teamed up to defeat WVU’s Choo/Courteau, 6-4, while Struble and Lysova beat the James Madison pairing of Kluska/Herrock 6-1.

Overall, four ‘Hawks recorded winning singles records on the weekend: Ponomareva, Struble, Lysova, and Devi all posted 2-1 records at the event. Today’s full results can be found below.

Miami will be back in action in two weeks when they travel to Virginia Tech for the Hokie Fall Invite from Nov. 3-5. For more news and updates, be sure to follow at @MiamiOH_Tennis on Twitter.

Sunday’s Results
Singles
Vs. WVU:
Nelli Ponomareva (MU) def. Christina Jordan (WVU) 6-3, 6-1
Paula Goetz (WVU) def. Anastasiia Vasiukhina (MU) 6-1, 6-1
Melati Devi (MU) def. Anne-Sophie Coureau (WVU) 4-6, 6-2, 10-5
Giovanna Caputo (WVU) def. Makenzie Myers (MU) 6-0, 6-1
Priyana Kalita (MU) def. Abigail Rosiello (WVU) 6-2, 6-4
Kirsten White (WVU) def. Janelle Ghanem (MU) 6-1, 6-2
Emily Struble (MU) def. Abigail Rosiello (WVU) 6-2, 6-0

Vs. JMU:
Milana Lysova (MU) def. Kimmy Herrock (JMU) 1-6, 6-2, 10-8
Dylan Owens (JMU) def. Lena Babunski (MU) 7-6, 6-4

Doubles
Ponomareva/Babunski (MU) def. Choo/Courteau (WVU) 6-4
Goetz/Caputo (WVU) def. Vasiukhina/Kalita (MU) 6-3
Struble/Lysova (MU) def. Kluska/Herrock (JMU) 6-1