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    Highlighted by five singles wins and three doubles wins, the West Virginia University tennis team completed day one at the Martha Thorn Mountaineer Invitational in Morgantown on Friday at the Mountaineer Tennis Courts.

    Singles Recap

    In tournament-opening action, five Mountaineers came away victorious, beginning with sophomore Anne-Sophie Courteau. She captured West Virginia’s first win of the day by defeating Akron’s Luisa Echeverry in two sets, 6-0, 6-2. Fellow sophomore Giovanna Caputo defeated Cleveland State’s Sian Payne, 6-1, 6-3.

    Freshman Anastasiia Bovolskaia made her first appearance at the Martha Thorn Invitational, as she captured a two-set victory, 6-3, 6-4, over Cleveland State’s Kateryna Avram.

    Two seniors rounded out WVU’s singles action on Friday with a pair of three-set victories. Senior Abigail Rosiello defeated Cleveland State’s Lara Prosenjak, 5-7, 6-2, 10-7, while senior Kirsten White topped Akron’s Carla Flores, 6-4, 3-6, 10-6.

    Junior Christina Jordan suffered a loss in a three-set battle, 4-6, 6-3, 10-12, with Cleveland State’s Gaby Schoenberg.

    Singles Results (Friday, Oct. 19)

    Anne-Sophie Courteau (WVU) def. Luisa Echeverry (UA) – 6-0, 6-2

    Giovanna Caputo (WVU) def. Sian Payne (CSU) – 6-1, 6-3

    Abigail Rosiello (WVU) def. Lara Prosenjak (CSU) – 5-7, 6-2, 10-7

    Anastasiia Bovolskaia (WVU) def. Kateryna Avram (CSU) – 6-3, 6-4

    Gaby Schoenberg (CSU) def. Christina Jordan (WVU) – 6-4, 3-6, 12-10

    Kirsten White (WVU) def. Carla Flores (UA) – 6-4, 3-6, 10-6

    Doubles Recap

    Friday’s doubles action was highlighted by two wins from Jordan and Courteau. The Mountaineer duo led the team with two doubles wins by securing victories over Delaware’s Tayo Adetunji and Caragh Courtney, 6-4, and Duquesne’s Julianne Herman and Margot Pessy, 6-4.

    The duo of Bovolskaia and Caputo secured the Mountaineers’ eighth and final win of the day when they bested Delaware’s Sarah Hall and Emily Gotkiewicz, 6-4.

    A full list of singles results from Friday’s tournament opener can be seen below.

    Doubles Results (Friday, Oct. 12)

    Jordan/Courteau (WVU) def. Adetunji/Courtney (UD) – 6-4

    Bovolskaia/Caputo (WVU) def. Hall/Gotkiewicz (UD) – 6-4

    Jaskulski/Whited (UD) def. White/Rosiello (WVU) – 6-3

    Jordan/Courteau (WVU) def. Herman/Pessy (DU) – 6-4

    Shymansky/Sears (DU) def. Bovolskaia/Caputo (WVU) – 6-0

    Mitta/Lee (DU) def. White/Rosiello (WVU) – 6-3

    Saturday Tournament Preview

    Tournament action will begin with singles action at 8 a.m. on Saturday at the Summit Tennis Academy’s indoor facility in Morgantown. Doubles action is slated to start at 12 p.m

    West Virginia is scheduled to compete in singles action at 1:30 p.m.

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