Penguins Win Three Singles Matches in Season Finale
The Youngstown State women's tennis team won three singles matches, but dropped their final match of the season losing to Butler 4-3 on a chilly Saturday afternoon at the YSU Tennis Courts.
Burak defeated Caroline Hedrick 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 singles. With the victory, Burak finished her freshman season with an impressive 19-9 overall record. In Horizon League play, she was 7-1 and at No. 1 in dual matches this year was 13-5.
Hankle polished off a solid junior campaign with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Stephanie McLoughlin. Hankle finished the year 15-9 and 6-2 in Horizon League play. She was 11-7 at No. 2 singles in dual action this year.
Jesko had not won a singles match since winning her first match of the season in October. She was able to end the season on a high note with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Gabrielle Rubenstien.
At No. 4, Gimena Puppo dropped a 6-1, 6-3 decision to Cam Thompson.
The Penguins finish the season 1-17 overall and 1-7 in the Horizon League. Butler improves to 8-14 and 5-3.
Youngstown State vs. Butler
No. 1 - Burak (YSU) def. Caroline Hedrick (BU) - 6-4, 7-5
No. 2 - Hankle (YSU) def. Stephanie McLoughlin (BU) - 7-5, 7-5
No. 3 - Jesko (YSU) def. Gabrielle Rubenstien (BU) - 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 - Cam Thompson (BU) def. Puppo (YSU) - 6-1, 6-3
No. 5 - Angelina Qin (BU) won by default
No. 6 - Laura Shall (BU) won by default
No. 1 - Burak/Jesko (YSU) def. Rubenstien/McLoughlin (BU) - 8-4
No. 2 - Hedrick/Qin (BU) def. Hankle/Puppo (YSU) - 8-4
No. 3 - Kahfii King/Kate Panawash (BU) won by default
Singles Order of Finish - 4, 3, 1, 2