NCAA Womens Tennis

Tennis Falls in Tight Battle at Penn State

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — No. 73 Rutgers women’s tennis (10-7, 1-5 B1G) battled to the end against Penn State (4-11, 3-2 B1G), but ultimately dropped a 4-3 decision on Friday evening at Sarni Tennis Center.

After RU earned the doubles point, the Nittany Lions picked up three-straight singles wins to jump in front. Naomi Karki and Mai Nguyen recorded wins to help the Scarlet Knights equalize the dual, but PSU ultimately claimed the dual with a three-set win on the second court.




Rutgers clinched the doubles point with wins on the first and third courts.


Yana Gurevich and Nguyen earned their first B1G ranked victory as a duo, defeating No. 69 Olivia Dorner and Karly Friedland.


After Penn State leveled the round with a second-court victory, Amira Badawi and Karki stepped up for RU, winning the third court, 6-4.




The Nittany Lions used three-straight wins in singles play to put themselves on the verge of clinching the dual.


Karki and Nguyen kept RU alive, both picking up their second victory of the afternoon to tie the dual at three points apiece.


Court No. 2 was a battle between Badawi and PSU’s Dorner. The competitors split the first two sets, with the Nittany Lion taking the first and the Scarlet Knight taking the second. The match-deciding third set was a battle, but ultimately, Penn State clinched the dual with a 6-4 win in the final frame.





  1. Yana Gurevich/Mai Nguyen (RUTGERS) def. #69 Olivia Dorner/Karly Friedland (PSU) 6-1
  2. Yvonne Zuffova/Sofiya Chekhlystova (PSU) def.

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