Feb. 7, 2010
The University of Louisville women's tennis team dropped the doubles points but managed to tie the match at three before falling 4-3 in a three set final to visiting Akron Sunday evening at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
"We are extremely disappointed in the loss, we had match point to win the team match against an extremely talented team," said U of L head coach Mark Beckham, whose team is now 5-2. "Like I have said , this is the best team we have played all year. So the progress is there. But we are going to have to start beating teams at this level. I feel like that team will be an NCAA team. We are at that level at well so it is time for us to start getting our wins."
After U of L fell at No. 1 doubles, the No. 2 pair of Louise Noe and Mandy Brown battled but fell 8-6. Gabrielle Duncan and Amelia Harris won at No. 3 doubles 8-6 but it was not enough.
Down 1-0 after doubles, Ashley Irvin sparked the Cardinals with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 6 over Jeremie Benjamin. Amelia Harris fell to Angelina Jogasuria at No. 2 with a score of 6-2, 6-0 but Mandy Brown tied the match at 2-2 with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Angelika Jogusuria at No. 3. The Cardinals' Sarah Miller fell 6-3, 7-5 at No. 1 but Kaysara Mandry outlasted Akron's Prang Pantusart 6-4, 7-6(4) to tie the match at 3-3. With the match riding on her shoulders, Gabrielle Duncan fell in a marathon three set match at No. 5 against Anna Baronayte 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6), 6-1.
1.) Zara Harutyunyan def. Sarah Miller (UL) 6-3, 7-5
2.) Angelina Jogasuria def. Amelia Harris (UL) 6-2, 6-0
3.) Mandy Brown (UL) def. Angelika Jogasuria 6-4, 6-3
4.) Kaysara Mandry (UL ) def. Prang Pantusart (6-4, 7-6 (4)
5.) Anna Baronayte def. Gabrielle Duncan 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6)
6.) Ashley Irvin def. Jeremie Benjamin 6-1 , 6-2
1.) Angelika Jogasuria/Pantusart def. Harris/Stefanie Villajuan (UL) 8-4
2.) Angelina Jogasuria/Baronayte def. Louise Noe/Brown (UL) 8-6
3.) Duncan/Miller def. Harutyunyan/Benjamin 8-6