Rockets Defeat Cleveland State 5-2 In Final Match Before Spring Break Trip
CLEVELAND, OH - The Toledo women's tennis team earned a 5-2 victory on Saturday, Feb. 22, defeating Cleveland State to improve to 6-3 on the season and increase its winning streak to three matches.
“This was such a total team win for us today,” head coach Tracy Mauntler said. “We really owned the doubles on all three courts which was a great way to start and the girls really battled in singles. Pia, Lexy and Chrissy are really hitting their stride right now which is exciting. I’m so proud of Macky as she beat an opponent she lost to previously. It was a battle and she showed great focus and mental toughness to pull out the win.”
The Rockets won all three doubles matches to start the day. Junior Lexy Pitt and sophomore Emily Mazzola earned an 8-4 victory in No. 1 doubles to improve to 5-4 on the season, while sophomore Katelyn Nguyen and junior Pia Rygh scored an 8-1 win, while freshman Lauren Thai and sophomore Mackenzie Bowman won 8-4.
Pitt added a 6-3, 6-2 win in No. 4 singles, and she holds an overall record of 7-1 on the season. Rygh also scored a win in No. 3 singles, 6-2, 6-1. Senior Chrissy Coffman improved to 6-3 on the season with three set win in No. 1 singles in a third set tiebreaker.
Bowman clinched the match for the Rockets as she was also taken to three sets, winning 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 in No. 5 singles.
Toledo had previously lost to Cleveland State the past two years.
The Rockets are back in action when they travel out of the country for matches on March 4 and March 8 against Presbyterian and Long Island in Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico.
Toledo 5, Cleveland State 2
1. Chrissy Coffman (TOL) def. SHERWOOD, Kara (CSU) 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5)
2. GOLICK, Lauren (CSU) def. Katelyn Nguyen (TOL) 6-3, 6-3
3. Pia Rygh (TOL) def. BUSH, Alex (CSU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Lexy Pitt (TOL) def. POWER, Alex (CSU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Mackenzie Bowman (TOL) def. ORANGE, Mathilde (CSU) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3
6. GBADAMOSI, Princess (CSU) def. Kayleigh Hall (TOL) 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
1. Lexy Pitt/Emily Mazzola (TOL) def. POWER, Alex/GBADAMOSI, Princess (CSU) 8-4
2. Katelyn Nguyen/Pia Rygh (TOL) def. SHERWOOD, Kara/BUSH, Alex (CSU) 8-1
3. Lauren Thai/Mackenzie Bowman (TOL) def. ORANGE, Mathilde/BENSIMON, Victoria (CSU) 8-4