NCAA Womens Tennis

Women’s Tennis Falls to Kentucky, 4-1

Women’s Tennis Falls to Kentucky, 4-1

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Penn State women’s tennis team fell in their first match of the regular season on the road to Kentucky, 4-1. 
The Wildcats struck first by taking the doubles point. Olivia Dorner and Karly Friedland defeated Kentucky’s No. 25 ranked doubles pair, Ellie Eades and Lidia Gonzelez, 6-1.
However, the Wildcats took the next two doubles matches to clinch the point. Danielle Alamo and Alina Lebedeva fell in a close match to No. 36 Makayla Mills and Elizabeth Stevens, 6-4. 
Sofiya Chekhlystova and Deanna Lasorda faced a loss in a tough fought match versus Zoe Hammond and Julia Zhu, 6-4.
The Kentucky women’s tennis team clinched the win by collecting three singles matches. Alina Lebedeva fell to Zoe Hammond, 6-3, 6-1.
Karly Friedland lost her match to Lidia Gonzalez, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2). Danielle Alamo fell 6-0, 6-0 to Ellie Myers.
Sofiya Chekhlystova tallied Penn State’s only singles win on the day against Elizabeth Stevens, 6-3, 6-2.
Olivia Dorner’s and Deanna Lasorda’s matches we both left unfinished. 
Kentucky 4, Penn State 1

  1. Olivia Dorner/Karly Friedland (PSU) def. No. 25 Ellie Eades/Lidia Gonzalez (UK) 6-1


  1. No. 36 Makayla Mills/Elizabeth Stevens (UK) def. Danielle Alamo/Alina Lebedeva (PSU) 6-4


  1. Zoe Hammond/Julia Zhu (UK) def. Sofiya Chekhlystova/Deanna Lasorda (PSU) 6-4

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3

  1. Sofiya Chekhlystova (PSU) def. Elizabeth Stevens (UK) 6-3, 6-2


  1. Ellie Eades (UK) vs. Olivia Dorner (PSU) 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 4-1, unfinished


  1. Lidia Gonzalez (UK) def. Karly Friedland (PSU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)


  1. Zoe Hammond (UK) def. Alina Lebedeva (PSU) 6-3, 6-1


  1. Julia Zhu (UK) vs. Deanna Lasorda (PSU) 6-5, unfinished


  1. Ellie Myers (UK) def. Danielle Alamo (PSU) 6-0, 6-0

Order of Finish: 4, 1, 3, 6
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