Penguins Drop Tough 4-3 Decision to Duquesne

Noelly Nsimba
Noelly Nsimba

The Youngstown State women's tennis team dropped a tough 4-3 decision to Duquesne on Sunday morning at the Boardman Tennis Center.

YSU (2-1) won the doubles point and two of the four singles matches against the Dukes.

In doubles play, YSU picked up wins at No. 2 and No. 3 to clinch the point. At No. 2, Imaan Hassein and Sofia Macias won 6-4 while at No. 3 Noelly Nsmiba and Monique Belovukovic also won 6-4.

In singles play, Macias and Nsimba earned wins for the Penguins. Macias breezed to a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Zuzanna Stelmaszak at No. 3. At No. 2, Nsmiba had a gritty comeback against Julianne Herman 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. 

The Dukes earned straight set wins at No. 1 and No. 4 to make the contest 3-2 with two matches left.

At No. 5, Hassem hung tough with Aishwarya Kona before dropping a 6-0, 4-6, 6-4 decison. At No. 6, Belovukovic started strong winning the first set 6-2, but Laurel Shymansky won the final two sets 6-4, 6-1 to claim the victory.

The Penguins are next in action on Friday when they play host to Akron. The match at the Boardman Tennis Center is set for Noon.