Penguins Squeak By Broncos, 4-3
The Broncos trailed the Penguins 3-0 after the first two matches of singles play concluded, but the Broncos ripped off three straight singles victories to tie the overall match at 3-3. Kathleen Hawkins continued her strong play of late, winning her third straight singles match, and Hawkins and Caroline Aleck each went 2-0 overall against the Penguins.
With her team trailing 3-0, Maggie Remynse got the ball rolling with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Lauren Hankle in the No. 4 singles match, putting her team on the board for the first time. She was followed by Hawkins, who prevailed in a tightly-contested match to beat Margarita Sadovnikova 7-6 (3), 6-4 in the No. 2 singles match. The win was the third in a row for Hawkins, who improves to 4-2 in dual matches this season. Aleck tied the match with an exciting victory in the No. 5 singles match, defeating Carolyn Jesko 7-5, 6-3 for her team-leading 11th singles victory of the season.
Moments after Aleck tied the overall match at 3-3, Kelsey King and Annina Brendel went to a full third set to decide the match. The two players traded volleys back and forth, with King taking a 2-1 lead with a break. King and Brendel traded breaks until Brendel tied the match at 4-4. Brendel held serve to make the set 5-4, and was able to break King to win both her individual and the team match.
The match began with an exciting doubles session, with Hawkins and Aleck combining for a win in the No. 2 doubles to open. The duo quickly jumped on Brendel and Jesko, downing them 8-2 to take the match. However, the Penguins came back in the Nos. 1 and 3 doubles matches to take the doubles point.
Youngstown State 4, Western Michigan University 3
Feb 15, 2013 at Kalamazoo, Mich. (West Hills Athletic Club)
|1. Paula de Man (YSU) def. Nini Sujashvili (WMU) 6-2, 6-2|
|2. Kathleen Hawkins (WMU) def. M. Sadovnikova (YSU) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4|
|3. Marta Burak (YSU) def. Jill Pastunink (WMU) 6-3, 6-2|
|4. Maggie Remynse (WMU) def. Lauren Hankle (YSU) 6-1, 6-3|
|5. Caroline Aleck (WMU) def. Carolyn Jesko (YSU) 7-5, 6-3|
|6. Annina Brendel (YSU) def. Kelsey King (WMU) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4|
|1. Marta Burak/M. Sadovnikova (YSU) def. Jill Pastunink/Nini Sujashvili (WMU) 8-6|
|2. Kathleen Hawkins/Caroline Aleck (WMU) def. Annina Brendel/Carolyn Jesko (YSU) 8-2|
|3. Paula de Man/Lauren Hankle (YSU) def. Maggie Remynse/Kelsey King (WMU) 8-5|
|Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,1,4,2,5,6)|