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April 18, 2019 at 4:57 pm #89359
After falling to the No. 7-seeded Kansas State Wildcats, 4-0, in the opening round of the 2019 Big 12 Women’s Tennis Tournament at the Jayhawk Tennis Center in Lawrence, Kansas, on Thursday, the West Virginia University tennis team (10-12, 0-9 Big 12) has concluded its 2019 season.
“It was tough match for us today, and we didn’t finish the season the way we would have liked, said coach Miha Lisac. “As the preparations for next season begin, it is very important for us to learn from this season and prepare better.”
In the No. 1 slot, junior Sofia Duran and freshman Anastasiia Bovolskaia fell to Karine-Marion Job and Ines Mesquita, 0-6, to open doubles play.
Senior Paula Goetz and junior Christina Jordan started in the No. 2 slot opposite of Margot Decker and Anna Turco. The Mountaineer duo was bested by Decker and Turco, 2-6, as the Wildcats claimed the doubles team point and took the early lead over the Mountaineers.
The final doubles match from the No. 3 slot went unfinished. Senior Abigail Rosiello and sophomore Anne-Sophie Courteau trailed Ioana Gheorghita and Maria Linares, 3-4, when the match was called.
Starting in the No. 1 slot, Jordan fell to Anna Turco in two sets, 3-6, 1-6, to open singles play.
In the No. 4 slot, Bovolskaia dropped her first set, 2-6, to Karine-Marion Job. Despite battling in the second set, the freshman fell to Job, 4-6, as K-State took a commanding, 3-0 lead.
In the deciding match from the No. 5 slot, Courteau was bested by Ines Mesquita in two sets, 3-6, 0-6.
The remaining matches from the No. 2, 3 and 6 slots went unfinished. West Virginia either led or tied in both the No. 3 and 6 matches, while it trailed from the No. 2 slot.
Thursday’s match marked the conclusion of the 2018-19 season. It also marked the final contest for Goetz, Rosiello and fellow senior Kirsten White. Goetz finished her career with 74 total wins, good for No. 40 all-time. On the year, Courteau led the Mountaineers with 12 singles wins and tied for the team lead in doubles wins (10) with Rosiello. Courteau also led WVU with 22 total wins. Six Mountaineers finished the 2019 season with 10 or more wins and two finished with 15 or more wins.
1. Margot Decker/Anna Turco (KSU) def. Paula Goetz/Christina Jordan (WVU) 6-2
2. Karine-Marion Job/Ines Mesquita (KSU) def. Sofia Duran/Anastasia Bovolskaia (WVU) 6-0
3. Ioana Gheorghita/Maria Linares (KSU) vs. Abigail Rosiello/Anne-Sophie Courteau (WVU) 4-3, unfinished
1. Anna Turco (KSU) def. Christina Jordan (WVU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Maria Linares (KSU) vs. Paula Goetz (WVU) 6-1, 4-3, unfinished
3. Margot Decker (KSU) vs. Sofia Duran (WVU) 4-6, 3-2, unfinished
4. Karine-Marion Job (KSU) def. Anastasiia Bovolskaia (WVU) 6-2, 6-4
5. Ines Mesquita (KSU) def. Anne-Sophie Courteau (WVU) 6-3, 6-0
6. Ioana Gheorghita (KSU) vs. Giovanna Caputo (WVU) 6-1, 2-6, unfinished
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