NCAA Womens Tennis

Women’s Tennis Season Ended In NCAA First Round Loss To Princeton

Women’s Tennis Season Ended In NCAA First Round Loss To Princeton

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va – The No. 27 Huskies women’s tennis team’s season came to an unexpected finish in the first round of the NCAA tournament Saturday in a 4-3 loss to No. 39 Princeton.
Princeton will advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament to play the winner of today’s first round match between No. 5 seed and host Virginia and Long Island University.
The Huskies fought every moment and started with momentum right from the doubles point. No. 1 Alexia Jacobs/Astrid Olsen (6-3) and No. 3 Melissa Sakar/Catherine Gagnon (6-4) provided victories to clinch the doubles point.
The underclassmen secured wins for the Huskies, with Alexia Jacobs finishing her match quickly in two sets, 6-3, 6-4.
Astrid Olsen and Sarah-Maude Fortin dropped their matches on 3 and 5, respectively, as Princeton tied things up 2-2. Erika Matsuda took her match on the top court in three sets over the Tigers’ Velaga, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4.
Melissa Sakar’s match on 4 was tight in the second set but Princeton’s Jessup tied the match once again at 3-3 with a 6-3, 7-5 two-setter.
The pressure was on Dariya Detkovskaya on court 6 as the match became tied and she entered her third set almost simultaneously. Detkovskaya’s second set entered a tiebreak, which the senior secured with a 7-4 advantage. Elbaz edged the senior out 6-3 in the third.
Washington Women’s Tennis
May 4, 2024
Charlottesville, Va
No. 27 Washington – 3
No. 39 Princeton – 4
1. No. 48 Astrid Olsen/Alexia Jacobs def. Bennetto/Elbaz (Princeton), 6-3
2. Dariya Detkovskaya/Erika Matsuda vs. Sung/Chhiv (Princeton), 5-5 DNF
3. Melissa Sakar/Catherine Gagnon def. Velaga/Ferlito (Princeton), 6-4

Order of finish: 1, 3


1. Erika Matsuda def. Velaga (Princeton), 6-2, 1-6, 6-4

2. Alexia Jacobs def. Bennetto (Princeton), 6-3, 6-4

3. Sung (Princeton) def. Astrid Olsen, 6-2, 6-3

4. Jessup (Princeton) def. Melissa Sakar, 6-3, 7-5

5. Ferlito (Princeton) def. Sarah-Maude Fortin, 6-2, 6-4

6. Elbaz (Princeton) def. Dariya Detkovskaya, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 3-6

Order of finish: 2, 3, 5, 1, 4, 6


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