Bearcats Top Mountaineers|
Feb. 25, 2012
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati women's tennis team picked up its second BIG EAST win in as many days with a 5-2 victory over West Virginia on Saturday evening in the Western Tennis and Fitness Club.
Going into match play, the Bearcats claimed a default singles play point as a result of West Virginia (2-7) only having five available players to compete. This also limited doubles play to two matches, with each team winning one match. Jasmine Lee and Ashleigh Witte fell to Mary Chupa and Ikttesh Chahal with an 8-4 decision, while Kristina Georgieva and Safiyya Ismail dropped West Virginia's Veronica Cardenas and Catie Wickline, 8-5. The default win in the third doubles play match helped UC claim the doubles point.
In singles action, Jasmine Lee topped Emily Mathis 6-3, 6-2, with Safiyya Ismail dropping WVU's Catie Wickline in a 6-3, 6-2 straight set decision. Ashleigh Witte, in a hard-fought match against Ikttesh Chahal, came away victorious in a tiebreaking third set to claim a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 decision.
The Bearcats were defeated in two singles play matches, with Kristina Georgieva falling in straight sets to Mary Chupa 6-4, 7-5 and Sierra Sullivan dropping a 6-0, 6-3 decision to WVU's Veronica Cardenas.
Cincinnati (3-8) concludes the BIG EAST homestand tomorrow morning, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. in the Western Tennis and Fitness Club when they face the Connecticut Huskies.