Pia Rygh Wins Third Set Tiebreaker; Rockets Beat IPFW 4-3
FORT WAYNE, IN - The Toledo women's tennis team improved to 4-3 on the season, defeating IPFW 4-3 on Friday, Feb. 14 at Pine Ride Racquet and Fitness in Fort Wayne, IN.
"We did a great job rallying after losing the doubles point," head coach Tracy Mauntler said. "IPFW played us very tough. I'm so proud of Pia and the way she stepped up for us today."
Junior Pia Rygh and sophomore Katelyn Nguyen recorded the only victory in doubles play, winning a tough No. 2 matchup 8-6. The duo has won the last three of four matches dating back to its Jan. 31 matchup against IUPUI.
Junior Lexy Pitt and sophomore Emily Mazzola fell in a hard fought 8-7 decision in No. 1 singles, while sophomore Mackenzie Bowman and freshman Lauren Thai were handed their first loss since Jan. 17 in the No. 3 slot.
Heading into singles play down 1-0, the Rockets went on a tear as Nguyen, sophomore Emily Mazzola and junior Lexy Pitt won No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 singles, respectively.
Nguyen improved to 5-2 in singles play this season with a 6-1, 6-3, straight-set victory. Mazzola also won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1.
In No. 5 singles, Pitt handled the first set 6-1, but suffered a 6-3 setback in set No. 2, before recovering for another 6-1 set victory.
The match came down to Rygh's No. 4 singles matchup against IPFW's Miloslava Shustova. Shustova won the first set 3-6, but Rygh battled back in the next two sets, winning each in a tiebreak. It was Rygh's first singles victory of the year.
The Rockets will look to take this momentum into their matchup on Sunday against Bradley. The match is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.
Toledo 4, IPFW 3
1. Mayu Sato (IPFW) def. Chrissy Coffman (TOL) 7-6, 6-1
2. Katelyn Nguyen (TOL) def. Ella Norgren (IPFW) 6-1, 6-3
3. Emily Mazzola (TOL) def. Sofia Sorokina (IPFW) 6-2, 6-1
4. Pia Rygh (TOL) def. Miloslava Shustova (IPFW) 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
5. Lexy Pitt (TOL) def. Marcy Huck (IPFW) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1
6. Carlota Trevino (IPFW) def. Mackenzie Bowman (TOL) 3-6, 7-6, 6-4
1. Marcy Huck/Mayu Sato (IPFW) def. Emily Mazzola/Lexy Pitt (TOL) 8-7
2. Pia Rygh/Katelyn Nguyen (TOL) def. Miloslava Shustova/Emily Richardson (IPFW) 8-6
3. Carlota Trevino/Ella Norgren (IPFW) def. Mackenzie Bowman/Lauren Thai (TOL) 8-6