Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Opens Fall Season at Princeton Invitational

Princeton, N.J.- Temple women's tennis began its fall season today at the Princeton Invitational.

The Owls faced off against Princeton and Cornell in doubles. The pairings of Alina Abdurakhimova/Yana Khon, Cecilia Castelli/Dina Karina, and Galina Chernykh/ Anais Nussaume lost in round one of their doubles. However, in round two the Owls picked up a win with the tandem of Galina Chernykh/Dina Karina who defeated Princeton pair of Priyanka Shah/Madison Stevens, 8-6.           
In the singles matchups, the Owls were able to win two matches. Alina Abdurakhimova defeated Catalina Vives of Princeton 6-3, and 6-4. Galina Chernykh defeated Caroline Joyce of Princeton 6-3, 3-6, and 6-2.

The ladies will be back in action tomorrow against Princeton and Cornell in more rounds singles and doubles.

Doubles Results
Round 1
Princeton vs. Temple (Doubles)
1) Nicole Kalhorn/Gaby Pollner (Princeton) def. Alina Abdurakhimova/Yana Khon (Temple), 8-4
2) Clare McKee/Catalina Vives (Princeton) def. Mariana Bedon (Temple)/Tiffany Chen (Princeton), 8-5

Cornell vs. Temple (Doubles)
1) Marika Cusick/Alexandra D'Ascenzo (Cornell) def. Galina Chernykh/Anais Nussaume (Temple), 8-1
2) Ananya Dua/Madison Stevens (Cornell) def. Cecilia Castelli/Dina Karina (Temple), 8-3

Round 2
Princeton vs Temple (Doubles)
1) Gaby Pollner/Catalina Vives (Princeton) def. Mariana Bedon/Anais Nussaume (Temple), 9-8(2)
2) Tiffany Chen/Sivan Krems (Princeton) def. Alina Abdurakhimova/Cecilia Castelli (Temple), 8-3

Cornell vs. Temple (Doubles)
1) Galina Chernykh/Dina Karina (Temple) def. Priyanka Shah/Madison Stevens (Cornell), 8-6

Singles Results
Round 1
Princeton vs. Temple ( Singles)
1)Galina Chernykh (Temple) def. Caroline Joyce (Princeton), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
2)Gaby Pollner (Princeton) def. Cecilia Castelli (Temple), 6-4, 6-2
3)Alina Abdurakhimova (Temple) def. Catalina Vives (Princeton), 6-3, 6-4
4)Tiffany Chen (Princeton) def. Mariana Bedon (Temple), 6-3, 6-2

Cornell vs. Temple (Singles)
1)Alexandra D'Ascenzo (Cornell) def. Anais Nussaume (Temple), 6-2, 6-1
2)Mariko Iinuma (Cornell) def. Yana Khon (Temple), 6-0, 6-1
3)Madison Stevens (Cornell) def. Dina Karina (Temple), 3-1, ret.


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