Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

Richmond, Davidson Earn Women's Tennis Quarterfinal Upset Victories

By Atlantic 10 Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Atlantic 10 Women’s Tennis Championship quarterfinals closed out with a pair of upsets Thursday at the USTA National Campus, as fifth-seeded Davidson defeated Duquesne 4-0 and No. 6 Richmond edged third-seeded Massachusetts 4-3.

The Wildcats advance to face top-seeded VCU in Friday’s semifinals, while the Spiders play second seeded George Washington in the semis. Both matches are slated to begin at 3:00 pm.

Davidson recorded wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to secure the first point of the match. Megan Scholvink and Elizabeth Truluck defeated Duquesne’s Julianne Herman and Meredith Lee 6-2 at No.1, followed by a 6-2 win by Davidson’s Gabrielle Centenari and Nicole Krykanov over the Duquesne’s No. 3 doubles team of Laurel Shymansky and Maddy Adams.

Samantha Armas earned the Wildcats’ first singles point with a fourth-flight win over Priyanka Mitta, 6-2, 6-2. Centenari beat Adams at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 7-5. Truluck closed out Davidson’s win with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Aishwarya Kona at No. 5.

Richmond took the early lead in its match, tallying the doubles points thanks to wins at No. 3 and No. 1. The Spider No. 3 doubles duo of Lyndell Giffenig and Adrienne Haynes beat Ruth Crawford and Ashley Avery, 6-3. Then at No. 1, Emily Dunbar and Kiana Marshall picked up a victory over UMass’ Janja Kovacevic and Martina Bocchi, 6-4

The Minutewomen evened the match up at No. 2 singles, and then took the lead with a No. 1 singles win. UMass’ Jodie Lawrence-Taylor beat Marshall, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2, and Kovacevic got past Dunbar at No. 1. Richmond’s Helene Heiberg then evened the match up at two points apiece with a three-set win over Bocchi, 4-6, 6-4, 6-0.

Jovana Bogicevic then gave UMass a 3-2 lead with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 6 singles over Ana Ramirez. But Lea Owens and Dessi Zlateva both picked up wins to earn Richmond the victory. Owens won at No. 4 singles, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 over Anna Napadiy and Zlateva defeated Crawford, 6-3, 5-7, 7-5 at No. 3 singles for the match win.


MATCH #9

#5 DAVIDSON def. #4 DUQUESNE, 4-0

SINGLES

1. Julianne Herman (DUQ) vs. Megan Scholvinck (DAV) 6-4, 2-5, DNF
2. Alexa Abele (DAV) vs. Laurel Shymansky (DUQ) 6-2, 5-3, DNF
3. Gabrielle Centenari (DAV) def. Maddy Adams (DUQ) 6-0, 7-5
4. Samantha Armas (DAV) def. Priyanka Mitta (DUQ) 6-2, 6-2
5. Elizabeth Truluck (DAV) def. Aishwarya Kona (DUQ) 6-3, 6-1
6. Margot Pessy (DUQ) vs. Alyssa Hahn (DAV) 6-2, 5-4, DNF

Order of Finish: 4, 3, 5

DOUBLES

1. Megan Scholvink/Elizabeth Truluck (DAV) def. Julianne Herman/Meredith Lee (DUQ) 6-2
2. Alexa Abele/Samantha Armas (DAV) vs. Priyanka Mitta/Margot Pessy (DUQ) 3-3, DNF
3. Gabrielle Centenari/Nicole Krykanov (DAV) def. Laurel Shymansky/Maddy Adams (DUQ) 6-2

Order of Finish: 1, 3


MATCH #10

#6 RICHMOND 4, #3 MASSACHUSETTS 3

SINGLES

1. Janja Kovacevic (UM) def. Emily Dunbar (UR) 6-4, 6-1
2. Jodie Lawrence-Taylor (UM) def. Kiana Marshall (UR) 6-3, 6-1
3. Dessi Zlateva (UR) def. Ruth Crawford (UM) 6-3, 5-7, 7-5
4. Lea Owens (UR) def. Anna Napadiy (UM) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
5. Helene Heiberg (UR) def. Martina Bocchi (UM) 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
6. Jovana Bogicevic (UM) def. Ana Ramirez (UR) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

Order of Finish: 2, 1, 5, 6, 4, 3

DOUBLES

1. Emily Dunbar/Kiana Marshall (UR) def. Janja Kovacevic/Martina Bocchi (UM) 6-4
2. Dessi Zlateva/Lea Owens (UR) vs. Jodie Lawrence Taylor/Anna Napadiy (UM) 4-3, DNF
3. Lyndell Giffenig/Adrienne Haynes (UR) def. Ruth Crawford/Ashley Avery (UM) 6-3

Order of Finish: 3, 1

 

 

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