Burak Victorious In Horizon League Debut at Detroit
Southfield, Mich. — The Youngstown State women's tennis team lost to Detroit on Saturday 6-1 at the Franklin Athletic Club. Freshman Marta Burak won here Horizon League debut at No. 1 singles.
Burak defeated Raina Halabi in straight sets in the No. 1 singles match 6-0, 6-2. Burak's win was the only Penguin win of the day. Senior Lauren Hankle came close, but fell in three sets to Chloe Karoub 6-0, 3-6, 10-4.
Coach Mark Klysner said the Penguins continue to show signs of improvment and commend them for not giving up.
"We had a tough loss, but I think we competed well," Klysner said. "Maybe not our best tennis but we didn't give up. Marta played extremely efficient in her match and managed to give us a point at the top spot again."
Youngstown State plays host to Duquense on Wednesday at Noon before playing at Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon.
Detroit 6, Youngstown State 1
No. 1 – Marta Burak (YSU) def. Raina Halabi (UD) 6-0, 6-2
No. 2 – Chloe Karoub (UD) def. Lauren Hankle (YSU) 6-0, 3-6, 10-4
No. 3 – Elena Strakhova (UD) def. Carolyn Jesko (YSU) 7-5, 6-1
No. 4 – Amanda Cornwell (UD) def. Gimena Puppo (YSU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 – Julia Fernandes (UD) def. Jennifer Moore (YSU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 – Alyssa Korson (UD) won by default
No. 1 – Cornwell/Strakhova (UD) def. Burak/Jesko (YSU) 8-5
No. 2 – Karoub/Halabi (UD) def. Hankle/Puppo (YSU) 8-4
No. 3 – Incomplete Lineup