Tennis Beats Toledo 4-3 in Season Opener
Ashleigh Witte

Jan. 17, 2014

Final Results

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati women's tennis team picked up a 4-3 win in their first match of the season versus the University of Toledo Friday afternoon at the Western Tennis & Fitness Club.

Cincinnati picked up three singles wins from sophomore No. 1 Kelly Poggensee-Wei (Lake Villa, Ill. /Grayslake North), senior No. 3 Caitlin O'Gara (Springsboro, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick), and senior No. 2 Ashleigh Witte (West Chester, Ohio/ Lakota West).

Poggensee-Wei got UC on the board first with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over UT's Chrissy Coffman in the top spot. O'Gara also took care of her opponent beating Emily Mazzola 6-1, 6-3 in the third position. On court No. 3, Witte downed Pia Rygh 6-4, 6-4 to seal the victory for the Bearcats. 

The Bearcats took the doubles point with wins on two of the three courts. O'Gara and Poggensee-Wei defeated Katelyn Nguyen and Pia Rygh 6-2 in the top position. Witte and freshman Lauren Bellinger (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) fell 6-3 to Mazzola and Lexy Pitt in the second slot, while Sierra Sullivan (Austin, Texas/The Khabele School) and Katya Bure (Springfield, N.J./Jonathon Dayton) took down Mackenzie Bowman and Lauren Thai 6-4 in the third spot.

In other singles action, sophomore Hannah Wille (St. Louis, Mo./Parkway Central) was beat by Pitt 7-5, 6-1 on court No. 6. Bure lost to Katelyn Nguyen 6-2, 7-5 as the fourth seed, and Bellinger fell to Bowman 7-5, 6-4 in the fifth position.

UC is back in action tomorrow, Sat., January 18th, with a match against the University of Kentucky. Doubles action will begin at 10 a.m. in Lexington.

Cincinnati 4, Toledo 3
January 17, 2014 - Western Tennis & Fitness Club

1 - Kelly Poggensee-Wei (UC) def. Chrissy Coffman (UT) 6-1, 6-3
2 - Ashleigh Wiitte (UC) def. Pia Rygh (UT) 6-4, 6-4
3 - Caitlin O'Gara (UC) def. Emily Mazzola (UT) 6-1, 6-3
4 - Katelyn Nguyen (UT) def. Katya Bure (UC) 6-2, 7-5
5 - Mackenzie Bowman (UT) def. Lauren Bellinger (UC) 7-5, 6-4
6 - Lexy Pitt (UT) def. Hannah Wille (UC) 7-5, 6-1
Order of finish 1, 3, 2, 6, 4, 5

1 - O'Gara/Poggensee-Wei (UC) def. Nguyen/Rygh (UT) 6-2
2 - Mazzola/Pitt (UT) def. Witte/Bellinger (UC) 6-3
3 - Bure/Sullivan (UC) def. Pitt/Hall (UT) 6-4
Order of finish 1, 2, 3