Women's Tennis Closes 2017 With 5-4 Win at Juniata

Women's Tennis Closes 2017 With 5-4 Win at Juniata

HUNTINGDON, Pa. – The Goucher College women's tennis team (5-11, Landmark 2-5) closed the 2017 season with a 5-4 win over Juniata College on the road Friday evening.

The Gophers secured wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to take the lead 2-1 heading into singles play. Sophomore Ali Tomasevich (Harleysville, Pa.) and senior Amber Penaloza (Demascus, Md.) dominated their opponents at No. 3 doubles, 8-1. Seniors Alice Goldstein-Plesser (Durham, N.C.) and Leigh Oehrig (Woodbine, Md.) squeaked out a tough one, 9-7 over Rachel Yurchisin and Vienna Cardier.

The Gophers fell at first, second, and third singles, but rebounded to take the final three positions. Junior Mackenzie Donohue (Bronx, N.Y.) won 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 while Tomasevich and freshman Katie Mazerka (Wolfeboro, N.H.) made quick work of their opponents.

With the win, the Gophers secure a sixth place finish in the Landmark Conference for the 2017 season.

How It Happened:

Doubles competition

1. A. Goldstein-Plesser/Leigh Oehrig (GOUW) def. Rachel Yurchisin/Vienna Cordier (JCWTEN) 9-7

2. Lauren Lucas/Savannah Bailey (JCWTEN) def. Ali Gorson-Morrow/Mackenzie Donohue (GOUW) 8-2

3. Ali Tomasevich/Amber Penaloza (GOUW) def. Souyma Polavarapu/Devin Ryman (JCWTEN) 8-1

 

Singles competition

1. Lauren Lucas (JCWTEN) def. A. Goldstein-Plesser (GOUW) 6-3, 6-1

2. Rachel Yurchisin (JCWTEN) def. Leigh Oehrig (GOUW) 6-4, 6-3

3. Vienna Cordier (JCWTEN) def. Ali Gorson-Morrow (GOUW) 6-0, 6-1

4. Mackenzie Donohue (GOUW) def. Savannah Bailey (JCWTEN) 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

5. Ali Tomasevich (GOUW) def. Kelley Appow (JCWTEN) 6-1, 6-2

6. Katie Marzerka (GOUW) def. Souyma Polavarapu (JCWTEN) 6-2, 6-0