PHILADELPHIA— Temple women's tennis competed in day one of the Penn Invite. The first day was comprised of one round of singles and two rounds of doubles.
> The Owls performed well against strong local opponents in the first day of the Penn Invite.
> The duo of Cecilia Castelli
and Chunan Xiang
went undefeated on the day, in both singles and doubles play. As a pair, Castelli and Xiang defeated Penn's Zhu/Plambeck 7-6 (4). Individually, Castelli and Xiang emerged victorious against their Drexel opponents, topping them 6-2, 6-2 and 6-2, 6-4, respectively.
> In Temple's singles play against Drexel, Alice Patch
and Ruoyu Chen
also had success. Chen dropped Ghita Benhadi 6-4, 6-3, while Patch triumphed over Marta Martinez 7-6 (4), 6-3.
Doubles- Penn vs. Temple
> Kowalska/Curnic (Penn) def. Surikova/Titova (Temple), 6-3
> Singh/Rodriguez-Benito (Penn) def. Patch/Chen (Temple), 6-2
> Castelli/Xiang (Temple) def. Zhu/Plambeck (Penn), 7-6 (4)
Doubles- Delaware vs. Temple
> Chen/Titova (Temple) def. Hall/Gotkiewicz (Delaware), 6-2
> Surikova/Patch (Temple) def. Adetunji/Whited (Delaware), 6-2
> Jaskulski/Courtney (Delaware) def. Xiang/Tian (Temple), 6-4
Singles- Temple vs. Drexel
> Salma Ziouti (Drexel) def. Kristina Titova
(Temple), 6-4, 6-4
> Katka Majorova (Drexel) def. Oleksandra Doroshenko
(Temple), 6-2, 6-4
> Ruoyu Chen
(Temple) def. Ghita Benhadi (Drexel), 6-4, 6-3
> Mya Fuentes (Drexel) def. Stefaniya Surikova
(Temple), 6-4, 6-3
> Chunan Xiang
(Temple) def. Anisiya Simpson (Drexel), 6-2, 6-4
> Cecilia Castelli
(Temple) def. Cristina Corte (Drexel), 6-2, 6-2
> Alice Patch
(Temple) def. Marta Martinez (Drexel), 7-6 (4), 6-3
> Tara Veluvolu (Drexel) def. Yining Tian
(Temple), 6-1, 6-0
> The Owls will continue competition at the Penn Invite on Saturday, Oct. 6. Day two will consist of two rounds of singles and one round of doubles. Play is set to begin at 10 a.m.