Julia Fellerhoff won singles and doubles for the Cardinals.
Feb. 4, 2011
In a tightly contested and contentious four and a half hour match, the University of Louisville women's tennis team fell 4-3 to the Akron Zips Friday night at the Bass Rudd Tennis Center.
"It was another fight with Akron," said U of L head coach Mark Beckham. "It seems that every time we play this team, it is never easy. The one thing I will say about this year's match -- which had the same score as last year's -- that this team will continue to mature and definitely get a lot better from experiencing this type of pressure filled match."
U of L (5-1) squeaked out the doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead. It didn't look promising at the outset, as No. 2 pair of Stefanie Villajuan and Amelia Harris fell 8-1. But No. 33 ranked Julia Fellerhoff and Mandy Brown upset No. 22 ranked Zara Harutyunyan and Angelina Jogasuria 8-3. Sarah Miller and Becca Shine clinched the doubles point with a 9-8 (1) win over Jeremie Benjamin and Anna Baronayte.
In singles, U of L's Kaysara Mandry fell 6-0, 6-3 to Prang Pantuset to even the match score at one all. Cardinal freshman, Sonia Bokhari, fell 6-3, 6-2 to give the Zips a 2-1 lead. No. 1 singles player Julia Fellerhoff outlasted Zara Harutyunyan in the first three-setter to win 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 after dropping the first set. Sarah Miller won at No. 6 with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 comeback win. Akron tied the match at 3-3 when Angelina Jogasuria defeated Mandy Brown 4-6, 6-2, 7-5. The match was clinched by UA's No. 3 Angelika Jogasuria who outlasted a determined Becca Shine 5-7, 7-6, 7-6.
Doubles 1.) Fellerhoff/Brown (UL) def. Harutyunyan/Angelina Jogasuria 8-3 2.) Pantusart/Angelika Jogasuria (UA) def. Villajuan/Harris 8-1 3.) Miller/Shine (UL) def. Benjamin/Baronayte 9-8 (1) Order of finish 2, 1, 3 Singles 1.) Julia Fellerhoff(UL) def. Zara Harutyunyan 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 2.) Angelina Jogasuria def. Mandy Brown (UL) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 3.) Angelika Jogasuria def. Becca Shine 5-7, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (8) 4.) Prang Pantuset def. Kaysara Mandry 6-0, 6-3 5.) Anna Baronayte def. Sonia Bokhari 6-3, 6-2 6.) Sarah Miller (UL) def. Jeremie Benjamin 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 Order of finish 4, 5, 1, 6, 2, 3