NCAA Womens Tennis

No. 41 Women’s Tennis Drops Match to No. 30 Charlotte

No. 41 Women's Tennis Drops Match to No. 30 Charlotte

Box Score CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The No. 41 Penn State women’s tennis team (8-8) fell to the No. 30 Charlotte 49ers (13-4), 4-3.
The Nittany Lions struck first and took the doubles point. Ioana Gheorghita and Alina Lebedeva defeated Emma Wilkins and Lucie Petruzelova, 6-3.
At No. 2, Alexandra Nielsen and Yvonna Zuffova fell to Ruxi Schech and Kaavya Sawhney for Charlotte to tie it up in doubles matches. However, Sofiya Chekhlystova and Carla Girbau declared victory over Lucia Quiterio and Margaux Maquet to clinch the doubles point for Penn State. 
Charlotte won _ singles points to win the match.
The 49ers took the first singles point with Alina Lebedeva’s loss to Kaavya Sawhney, 6-1, 6-2. At No. 3, Ioana Gheorghita fell to Margaux Maquet in a close match, 6-4, 6-4.
Carla Girbau lost her match to Lucis Petruzelova, 6-3, 6-4. Yvonne Zuffova fell to Lucia Quiterio in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. 
No. 43 Sofiya Chekhlystova defeated Ruxi Schech after a close first set, 7-6 (7-0), 6-3. Olivia Dorner tallied Penn State’s second singles win of the day by taking a win over Emma Wilkins in three sets, 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.
No. 30 Charlotte 4, No. 41 Penn State 3
Doubles Results

  1. Sofiya Chekhlystova/Carla Girbau (PSU) def. Lucia Quiterio/Margaux Maquet (CLT) 6-4


  1. Ruxi Schech/Kaavya Sawhney (CLT) def. Alexandra Nielsen/Yvonna Zuffova (PSU) 6-4


  1. Ioana Gheorghita/Alina Lebedeva (PSU) def. Emma Wilkins/Lucie Petruzelova (CLT) 6-3

Order of Finish: 3, 2, 1
Singles Results

  1. No. 43 Sofiya Chekhlystova (PSU) def. Ruxi Schech (CLT) 7-6 (7-0), 6-3


  1. Lucia Quiterio (CLT) def. Yvonne Zuffova (PSU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3


  1. Margaux Maquet (CLT) def. Ioana Gheorghita (PSU) 6-4, 6-4


  1. Lucie Petruzelova (CLT) def. Carla Girbau (PSU) 6-3, 6-4


  1. Olivia Dorner (PSU) def. Emma Wilkins (CLT) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2


  1. Kaavya Sawhney (CLT) def. Alina Lebedeva (PSU) 6-1, 6-2

Order of Finish: 6, 3, 4, 2, 1, 5
The Penn State women’s tennis team will return home for two Big Ten match ups against Minnesota on Friday, March 17 at 4 p.m. and Wisconsin on Sunday, March 19 at 11 a.m. E.T.
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