Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Continues Play at the Princeton Invitational

PRINCETON, N.J. - Temple women's tennis continued tournament play on Saturday at the Princeton Invitational. The Owls faced off against Princeton and Cornell in the singles and doubles.

The pairing of junior Alina Abdurakhimova and senior Anais Nussaume defeated Princeton duo Sara Goodwin and Diego Vives 8-5 in round one. Graduate student Galina Chernykh and senior Dina Karina took down Cornell's Allegra Hanlon and Mariko Iinuma 8-2. In round two of the doubles, Abdurakhimova and Chernykh bested Sara Goodwin and Caroline Joyce from Princeton 8-5.

In singles, the squad won a number of matches. Chernykh defeated Marika Cusick from Cornell (6-2), while Abdurakhimova defeated Priyanka Shah from Cornell (7-5, 7-6(4)). Junior Yana Khon defeated Caroline Joyce from Princeton (2-6,6-4,6-4). Senior Mariana Bedon was also able to pick up a win over Sara Goodwin from Princeton 9-7.

"I was really happy the way the girls played in their first tournament of the fall season in the single and doubles," Mauro comments. "The team looks very promising. The two new players Cecilia Castelli and Galina Chernykh both had good outings."

Temple women's tennis will resume play for their fall season on Sept. 30- Oct.1 at the Cissie Leary Invitational.

Doubles Results
Round 1

Princeton vs. Temple (Doubles)
1) Tiffany Chen/Sivan Krems (Princeton) def. Mariana Bedon/Cecilia Castelli (Temple), 8-3
2) Alina Abdurakhimova/Anais Nussaume (Temple) def. Sara Goodwin/Diego Vives (Princeton), 8-5
Cornell vs. Temple (Doubles)
1) Galina Chernykh/Dina Karina (Temple) def. Allegra Hanlon/Mariko Iinuma (Cornell), 8-2

Round 2
Princeton vs. Temple (Doubles)
1) Alina Abdurakhimova/Galina Chernykh (Temple) def. Sara Goodwin/Caroline Joyce (Princeton), 8-5
2) Tiffany Chen/Catalina Vives (Princeton) def. Cecilia Castelli/Dina Karina (Temple), 8-6
Cornell vs. Temple (Doubles)
1) Ananya Dua/Madison Stevens (Cornell) def. Yana Khon/Anais Nussaume (Temple), 8-2

Singles Results
Round 1
Cornell vs. Temple (Singles)
1) Galina Chernykh (Temple) def. Marika Cusick (Cornell), 6-2, ret.
2) Alina Abdurakhimova (Temple) def. Priyanka Shah (Cornell), 7-5, 7-6(4)
3) Ananya Dua (Cornell) def. Mariana Bedon (Temple), 8-2
Princeton vs. Temple (Singles)
1) Yana Khon (Temple) def. Caroline Joyce (Princeton), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
2) Nicole Kalhorn (Princeton) def. Anais Nussaume (Temple), 6-2, 6-3
3) Catalina Vives (Princeton) def. Cecilia Castelli (Temple), 6-0, 3-6, 6-1
4) Mariana Bedon (Temple) def. Sara Goodwin (Princeton), 9-7

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