New Orleans, La. - The Youngstown State women's tennis team dropped a tough 4-3 decision on Sunday to Big Sky member Idaho in action at the Xavier University Tennis Center.
The Vandals (5-7) and Penguins (7-5) split the six singles matches, but Idaho took the doubles point. UI is coached by Myriam Sople, sister of YSU assistant coach Mickael Sopel.
Paula de Man improved to 10-1 on the season with her straight set win at No. 1 over Victoria Lozano, 6-2, 6-0. Marta Burak improved to 9-3 in dual play this spring with a 6-4, 6-1 win at No. 3 over Constance Alexander. Annina Brendel won her third straight decision while imporving to 8-4 this spring with a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 6.
The Vandals won at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 singles in straight sets.
In doubles action, Carolyn Jesko and Brendel teamed up for an 8-6 win at No. 3 over Belen Barcenilla and Sophie Vickers.
The Penguins continue action on Monday against Southern Miss.
Idaho 4, Youngstown State 3
No. 1 - de Man (YSU) def. Victoria Lozano (UI) 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 - Almudena Sanz (UI) def. Sadovnikova (YSU) 6-4, 7-5
No. 3 - Burak (YSU) def. def. Constance Alexander (UI) 6-4, 6-1
No. 4 - Belen Barcenilla (UI) def. Jesko (YSU) 6-3, 7-5
No. 5 - Beaty Flores (UI) def. Hankle (YSU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 - Brendel (YSU) def. def. Alejandra Lozano (UI) 6-4, 6-4
No. 1 - Lozano/Sanz (UI) def. Burak/Sadovnikova (YSU) - 8-3
No. 2 - Rita Bermudez/Flores (UI) def. de Man/Hankle (YSU) - 8-2
No. 3 - Jesko/Brendel (YSU) def . Barcenilla/Sophie Vickers (UI) 8-6