No. 49 Women's Tennis Cruises Past Temple 6-1
Jan. 26, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Nittany Lions defeated Temple in their home opener 6-1 Saturday afternoon, increasing their all-time series record against Temple to 16-0.
As they have the previous two matches this season, Penn State started off the match winning the doubles point.
Katherine Whiteaway and Jacqueline Zuhse stayed undefeated in doubles matches on the season by besting Yana Mavrina and Alicia Doms 8-4 and capturing the doubles point for the Nittany Lions. The match between Carmen Sandor & Sarah Henderson and Rebecca Breland & Maame Ama Osei was not completed. Temple was leading 7-6 before it was called.
Chelsea Utting easily defeated Maame Ama Osei in singles action 6-0, 6-0, giving the Nittany Lions a quick 2-0 lead in the match. Devan McCluskey wrapped up her win a few minutes later defeating Bohman 6-2, 6-0.
Januskova won her second match of the day when she bested Mavrina 6-2, 6-2. Whiteaway and Zuhse also won their matches in straight sets. Whiteaway topped Okajima 6-3, 6-0, and Zuhse came from behind in her second set to win her match 6-4, 7-5.
Temple had to work hard for their point in the match, which came in the super breaker of the Single No. 4 match. After losing the first set Sandor stormed back to win the second set and force the super breaker. Temple's Alicia Doms got the victory 10-6 in the end.
Next up the Nittany Lions will head to Lexington, where they'll square off with Kentucky on Sunday. The match is slated to begin at 10 a.m.