The University of Louisville women’s tennis team picked up a win in doubles and singles in the first day of competition at the Louisville Classic Friday afternoon at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
The opening doubles round of the morning featured a battle of Cardinals as Louisville took all three matchups from Ball State with 6-1 scores. At No. 1 position, the senior pair of Mariana Humberg and Abbie Pahz topped Peyton Gollhofer and Julia Sbircea, while senior Ariana Rodriguez and sophomore Tiffany Huber prevailed at No. 2 over Audrey Berger and Rebecca Herrington. In the third position, junior Sena Suswam and sophomore Raven Neely defeated Isabelle Dohanics and Victoria Sec.
The Cards were less successful in the second half of the morning round, dropping two matches to Michigan State. Humberg and Pahz completed a doubleheader sweep with a tough 7-5 victory at No. 1 against the Spartans’ Emily Metcalf and Davina Nguyen. In the other two contests, Neely and Rodriguez fell 6-4 at No. 2 and Huber and Suswam fell 6-3.
In other doubles action, Michigan State took two wins at No. 1 and No. 2 against West Virginia, while the Mountaineers tallied victories against Ball State at No. 1 and No. 3.
In the afternoon singles matches, the Cards took an early lead against the Mountaineers. Humberg faced sophomore Christina Jordan and won 6-1 in two sets. Sophomore Tiffany Huber walked away with a victory resulting in 6-0, 6-4 defeat of Giovanna Caputo. Pahz won 6-2 in two sets defeating Sofia Duran, while Neely also topped Anne-Sophia Corteau with a 6-3, 6-4 victory.
Mountaineer senior Lyn Yuen Choo defeated Rodriguez in a tough 6-3, 6-4 loss while freshman Mia Schmidt- Jorgenson also fell to Paula Goetz in a 6-3, 6-3 loss.
In the final match-up of the day, Michigan State beat Ball State in singles 5-1.
LOUISVILLE 3, Ball State 0
1. Mariana Humberg/Abbie Pahz (UL) def. Peyton Gollhofer/Julia Sbircea (BSU), 6-1
2. Tiffany Huber/Ariana Rodriguez (UL) def. Audrey Berger/Rebecca Herrington (BSU), 6-1
3. Raven Neely/Sena Suswam (UL) def. Isabelle Dohanics/Victoria Sec (BSU), 6-1
Michigan State 2, West Virginia 1
1. Emily Metcalf/Davina Nguyen (MSU) def. Sofia Duran/Christina Jordan (WVU), 6-4
2. Lexi Baylis/Habiba Shaker (MSU) def. Giovanna Caputo/Paula Goetz (WVU), 6-3
3. Anne-Sophie Corteau/Lyu Yuen Choo (WVU) def. Sara Kuuttila/Ava Thielmon (MSU), 6-2
Michigan State 2, LOUISVILLE 1
1. Mariana Humberg/Abbie Pahz (UL) def. Emily Metcalf/Davina Nguyen (MSU), 7-5
2. Sara Kuuttila/Habiba Shaker (MSU) def. Raven Neely/Ariana Rodriguez (UL), 6-4
3. Lexi Baylis/Samantha Memije (MSU) def. Tiffany Huber/Sena Suswam (UL), 6-3
West Virginia 2, Ball State 1
1. Sofia Duran/Christina Jordan (WVU) def. Peyton Gollhofer/Julia Sbircea (BSU), 6-3
2. Giovanna Caputo/Paula Goetz (BSU) def. Audrey Berger/Rebecca Herrington (WVU), 6-3
3. Anne-Sophie Corteau/Kirsten White (WVU) def. Isabelle Dohanics/Sarah Swiderski (BSU), 6-4
LOUISVILLE 4, West Virginia 2
1. Mariana Humberg (UL) def Christina Jordan (WVU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Abbie Pahz (UL) def. Sofia Duran (WVU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Tiffany Huber (UL) def. Giovanna Caputo (WVU) 6-0, 6-4
4. Raven Neely (UL) def. Anne-Sophie Corteau (WVU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Lyn Yyen Choo (WVU) def. Ariana Rodriguez (UL) 6-3, 6-4
6. Paula Goetz (WVU) def. Mia Schmidt-Jorgensen (UL) 6-3, 6-3
Ball State, 1 vs. Michigan State, 5
1.) Aslina Chua (MSU) def. Sarah Swiderski (BSU) 6-1, 6-4
2.) Habiba Shaker (MSU) def. Peyton Gollhofer (BSU) 6-4, 6-4
3.) Emily Metcalf (BSU) def. Audrey Berger (MSU) 6-2, 4-6, 10-8
4.) Sara Kuuttila (MSU) def. Rebecca Herrington (BSU) 6-2, 6-1
5.) Davina Nguyen (MSU) def. Victoria Sec (BSU) 6-4, 6-3
6.) Samantha Memjie (MSU) def. Julia Sbircea (BSU) 6-3, 6-1
Nancy Allison Worley
Associate Director, Sports Information
University of Louisville Athletics