Tennis splits weekend action

Olga Shkundina hitting the ball back against a Miami serve.


Olga Shkundina hitting the ball back against a Miami serve.

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

Weekend matches ended in success for the Zips tennis team, as they earn their first win in conference play over the visiting Falcons of Bowling Green (0-12). The Zips also hosted the RedHawks of Miami (8-6) which ended terribly for the Zips who were swept 7-0 by the RedHawks. “Miami is definitely the best in our conference. We did as well as we could under the circumstances with a very depleted line-up [from injuries and illnesses]. We’re happy with the way Martina and Sophia played, but we need to do a better job of closing out when given the opportunity,” Head coach Brandon Padgett said to media.

UA is now 9-9 overall and 1-3 in conference play with their next game being against Western Michigan on their home court.

Below are the score lines for each match


1. Martina Zerbola / Sophia Geier (UA) def. Megan Miller / Harley Hutchison, 6-4
2. Madison Cohen / Karolina Maksimova (UA) vs. Brittany Plaszewski / Antonina Farrar, 4-4 (30-0, UA), unfinished
3. Olga Shkundina / Ariadna Blinova (UA) def. Antonina Farrar / Sydney Seeley, 6-0

1. Megan Miller (BGSU) def. Martina Zerbola, 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (9)
2. Olga Shkundina (UA) def. Harley Hutchison, 6-4, 6-4
3. Ariadna Blinova (UA) def. Emily Witt, 6-2, 6-2
4. Sophia Geier (UA) def. Brittany Plaszewski, 7-5, 6-3
5. Shannon Newnes (UA) def. Antonina Farrar, 6-1, 6-0
6. Madison Cohen (UA) def. Sydney Seeley, 6-0, 6-0



1. Martina Zerbola / Sophia Geier (UA) vs. Christine Guerazzi / Ana Rajkovic (MU), unfinished
2. Alix Thurman / Hannah Shteyn (MU) def. Madison Cohen / Shannon Newnes , 6-0
3. Andrea Badileanu / Ramona Costea (MU) def. Ariadna Blinova / Kati Mdzinarishvili, 6-0

1. Alix Thurman (MU) def. Martina Zerbola, 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-1)
2. Andrea Badileanu (MU) def. Olga Shkundina, 6-2, 4-0, ret.
3. Christine Guerazzi (MU) def. Ariadna Blinova, 6-1, 6-2
4. Nelli Ponomareva (MU) def. Sophia Geier, 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-4)