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Tennis Concludes Competition at Super Regionals

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (October 24, 2021)  The West Virginia University tennis team concluded competition at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Atlantic Super Regional on Saturday, October 23, in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Super Regionals was hosted by University of Virginia and took place at the Boar’s Head Resort. 

This weekend was highlighted after doubles pair, sophomore Momoko Nagato and junior Penny Hsieh, advanced to the quarterfinals. Nagato and Hsieh’s appearance in the quarterfinals marks WVU’s first time since Kat Lyman and Anne-Sophie Courteau in 2019.

“We had a good weekend of competition,” coach Miha Lisac said. “We are continuing to learn and grow as a team. It will be great for us to compete at the Big 12 Individual Championship in Stillwater, Oklahoma in a few weeks.”

Doubles Recap (Round of 16, Oct. 22)

WVU’s Hsieh and Nagato opened the first day of competition with a bang advancing he quarterfinals round after defeating Old Dominion’s Marina Alcaide and Alexandra Viktorovich, 8-7(3)

Freshman Camilla Bossi and sophomore Ting-Pei Chang suffered their first loss of the 2021 fall circuit as they fell to Maryland’s Selma Cadar and Mary Brumfield, 8-3.

Singles Recap (Round of 32, Oct. 22)

Senior Anastasiia Bovolskaia was the Mountaineers solo singles win of the day as she claimed the victory against Navy’s Jillian Taggart to advance to the round of 16, 6-3, 7-6(7). 

Nagato suffered her first loss of the weekend as she fell to UVA’s No.1-seed Natasha Subhash, 6-1, 6-0, before freshman Kendall Kovick was defeated by ODU’s No.2-seed Yuliia Stardubtseva, 6-2, 6-1.

Singles Recap (Round of 16, Oct. 23)

Bovolskaia claimed the first set, 6-3, against UVA’s No.3-seed Elaine Chervinsky, before stumbling in the second, 4-6. After Chervinsky forced the tie breaker, the senior went toe-to-toe, but ultimately fell short, 7-6(4).

Doubles Recap (Quarterfinals, Oct. 22)

To wrap up Super Regional Competition, Nagato and Hsieh put up a fight, but was bested by UVA’s No.3-seed pair Modie Collard and Hibah Shaikh, 8-6.

Doubles Results (Round of 16 – Oct. 22)

  • Selma Cadar/Mary Brumfield (MARYLAND) def. Camilla Bossi/Ting-Pei Chang (WVU), 8-3
  • Momoko Nagato/Penny Hsieh (WVU) def. Marina Alcaide/Alexandra Viktorovich (ODU), 8-7(3)

Singles Results (Round of 32 – Oct. 22)

  • Natasha Subhash (UVA) def. Momoko Nagato (WVU), 6-1, 6-0
  • Anastasiia Bovolskaia (WVU) def. Jillian Taggart (NAVY), 6-3, 7-6(7)
  • Yuliia Stardubtseva (ODU) def. Kendall Kovick (WVU), 6-2, 6-1

Doubles Results (Quarterfinals – Oct. 23)

  • Melodie Collard/Hibah Shaikh(UVA) def. Momoko Nagato/Penny Hsieh (WVU), 8-6

Singles Results (Singles Round of 16 – Oct. 23)

  • Elaine Chervinsky (UVA) def. Anastasiia Bovolskaia (WVU), 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(4)

Looking Ahead

The Mountaineers are off next week but return to competition as they compete in the Big 12 Individual Championships, from November 5-7. This year’s tournament is hosted by Oklahoma State University, in Stillwater, Ok., at the Greenwood Tennis Center.

Competition in Stillwater will conclude WVU’s 2021 fall circuit.

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