For the second straight match, LMU (6-2) rode the strength of its singles lineup to victory, this time taking down Penn (5-6) by a score of 4-3 on Sunday from the LMU Tennis Center.
The two teams split the first two doubles decisions, with #22 Veronica Miroshnichenko / Eva Marie Voracek defeating Lina Qostal/Ashley Zhu, 6-1, at the top of the order. With the doubles point on the line on court two, J. Rodrigues-Benito/Oj Singh defeated Yesica De Lucas / Sofiya Gaisina, 7-6 (4) to earn the point for Penn.
#27 Miroshnichenko quickly knotted the match score with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Qostal on court one, and de Lucas followed with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph at #3 in the order to put LMU on top, 2-1.
After Penn captured the point on court four, Camila Tumosa reclaimed the 3-2 lead for LMU by way of a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Ria Vaidya. Singh kept Penn alive with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 win over Gaisina on court six, leaving the match decision in the hands of Voracek and Zhu at #2 singles. LMU's freshman phenom outlasted Zhu in a hard-fought, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3) match, handing LMU the team victory.
The Lions will return to action on Wednesday when they host Seton Hall at 11 a.m.
LMU 4, Penn 3
Mar 04, 2018 at Los Angeles, Calif. (LMU Tennis Center)
1. #27 V. Miroshnichenko (LMU) def. Lina Qostal (PENN) 6-2, 6-4
2. Eva Marie Voracek (LMU) def. Ashley Zhu (PENN) 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-3)
3. Yesica De Lucas (LMU) def. J. Rodrigues-Benito (PENN) 6-3, 6-3
4. Marta Kowalska (PENN) def. Elvira Juravliova (LMU) 6-4, 6-4
5. Camila Tumosa (LMU) def. Ria Vaidya (PENN) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
6. Oj Singh (PENN) def. Sofiya Gaisina (LMU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
1. #22 V. Miroshnichenko/Eva Marie Voracek (LMU) def. Lina Qostal/Ashley Zhu (PENN) 6-1
2. J. Rodrigues-Benito/Oj Singh (PENN) def. Yesica De Lucas/Sofiya Gaisina (LMU) 7-6 (7-4)
3. Marta Kowalska/Marija Curnic (PENN) def. Elvira Juravliova/Camila Tumosa (LMU) 6-2
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,3,4,5,6,2)
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