Lackova, Nsimba Win Pair of Matches at Rocket Invitational

Noelley Longi Nsimba
Noelley Longi Nsimba

Toledo, Ohio - The Youngstown State women's tennis team competed at the Toledo Rocket Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Penguins had matches against Toledo, Detroit, Saint Francis (Pa.).

Nehel Sahni and Noelly Longi Nsimba won their matches against Detroit and Saint Francis (Pa.) on Friday. 

Sofia Macias and Dominika Lackova had a strong showing winning all three of their doubles matches. On Friday, the duo defeated Saint Francis 7-6 (10-3), on Saturday they beat Toledo 7-5 and Detroit 7-5. YSU won two doubles matches against the Rockets and three against the Titans.

The Penguins are next in action at the ITA Midwest Regionals in East Lansing, Mich., on Oct. 21-23.

Oct. 7 Results

YSU vs. Detroit -- A Singles
1 Anna Davydova (Detroit Mercy) def. Lackova (YSU) 6-7 (4-10), 6-3, 10-6
2 Macias (YSU) def. Pauline Van Herck (Detroit Mercy) 6-3, 1-6, 13-11\
3 Nsimba (YSU) def. Marie Maitrot (Detroit Mercy) 7-6 (10-6), 6-3

YSU vs. Detroit -- B Singles
4 Stroe (YSU) def. Ksenia Providokhina (Detroit Mercy) 7-6 (10-4), 7-5
5 Sahni (YSU) def. Iris Thioux (Detroit Mercy) 3-6, 7-6 (10-3), 10-7
6 Nynke Van Der Goot (Detroit Mercy) def. Eckman (YSU) 6-1, 7-5

YSU vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) -- A Singles
1 Laura Gutierrez (Saint Francis) def. Lackova (YSU) 6-4, 6-4
2 Lucia Seigford (Saint Francis) def. Macias (YSU) 7-5, 7-6 (10-1)
3 Nsimba (YSU) def. Brittany Plaszewski (Saint Francis) 7-6 (10-3), 4-6, 10-7
YSU vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) -- B Singles
4 Raksha Bode (Saint Francis) def. Stroe (YSU) 6-3, 0-6, 10-4
5 Sahni (YSU) def. Kathryn Dunleavy (Saint Francis) 6-3, 6-1
6 Stephanie Miller (Saint Francis) def. Eckman (YSU) 6-1, 6-1 

Saint Francis (Pa.) vs. YSU
1 Lackova/Macias (YSU) def. Brittany Plaszewski/Raksha Bode (Saint Francis) 7-6 (10-3)
2 Lucia Seigford/Laura Gutierrez (Saint Francis) def. Nsimba/Stroe (YSU) 6-4
3 Stephanie Miller/Kathryn Dunleavy (Saint Francis) def. Eckman/Sahni (YSU) 6-4

Oct. 8 Results

Toledo vs. YSU -- A Singles
1 Sidnay Huck (Toledo) def. Lackova (YSU) 6-2, 4-6, 10-8
2 Colleen O'Brien (Toledo) def. Macias (YSU) 4-6, 6-4, 10-6
3 Claire Aleck (Toledo) def. Nsimba (YSU) 6-3, 7-6 (10-3)

Toledo vs. YSU -- B Singles
4 Mimi Kendall-Woseley (Toledo) def. Stroe (YSU) 6-1, 6-1
5 Deedee Leenabanchong (Toledo) def. Sahni (YSU) 6-3, 7-5
6 Emily Mast (Toledo) def. Eckman (YSU) 6-3, 6-0

Toledo vs. YSU
1 Lackova/Macias (YSU) def. Sidnay Huck/Colleen O'Brien (Toledo) 7-5
2 Stroe/Nsimba (YSU) def. Deedee Leenabanchong/Claire Aleck (Toledo) 7-6 (10-7)
3 Mimi Kendall-Woseley/Rani Goodland (Toledo) def. Eckman/Sahni (YSU) 6-2
YSU vs. Detroit
1 Lackova/Macias (YSU) def. Anna Davydova/Ksenia Providokhina (Detroit Mercy) 7-5
2 Nsimba/Stroe (YSU) def. Pauline Van Herck/Nynke Van Der Goot (Detroit Mercy) 6-3
3 Sahni/Eckman (YSU) def. Marie Maitrot/Iris Thioux (Detroit Mercy) 7-5