Women's tennis ends season with 5-4 loss to Kutztown

Women's tennis ends season with 5-4 loss to Kutztown

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The Philadelphia University women's tennis team completed its 2016-17 season with a 5-4 loss to Kutztown University Monday after on the Keystone Courts.

Philadelphia (7-11) took a 2-1 lead at the conclusion of doubles play with wins at No. 2 and No. 3. The Rams' No. 2 tandem of Emily Zygmunt (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) and Katelyn High (Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg) took its match against Alicia Pursell and Yasmeen Malik 8-6 to end the year with a team-high 11 wins. Usha Baublitz (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) and Tabitha Porter (Sumner, Maine/Lisbon) improved to 2-1 as a team with an 8-2 victory at No. 3 over Ashley Carter and Shadimon Navarro.

Kutztown (3-11) was able to even the match before the start of singles play as Carter was awarded a win at No. 6 via walkover.

In singles play, Linde Zwaan (Apeldoorn, Netherlands/Gymnasium Apeldoorn) and Mariana Sampaio (Brusque, Brazil/Colegio Consul Carlos Renaux) were victorious for the Rams.

Zwaan recorded her 11th win of the season with a three-set win against Alyssa Konas at No. 1. She dropped the first set 3-6, but came back to take the final two sets 6-3, 6-1. Sampaio extended her winning streak three, allowing her to reach nine wins, as she defeated Malik 6-4, 6-1.


1. Linde Zwaan (PHI) def. Alyssa Konas (KU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
2. Taylor Capoferri (KU) def. Emily Zygmunt (PHI) 6-2, 6-2
3. Mariana Sampaio (PHI) def. Yasmeen Malik (KU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Alicia Pursell (KU) def. Katelyn High (PHI) 6-0, 6-0
5. Kady Wuagon (KU) def. Tabitha Porter (PHI) 6-4, 6-7, 6-4
6. Ashley Carter (KU) wins via walkover

1. Konas/Capoferri (KU) def. Zwaan/Sampaio (PHI) 8-6
2. Zygmunt/High (PHI) def. Pursell/Malik (KU) 8-6
3. Usha Baublitz/Porter (PHI) def. Carter/Shadimon Navarro (KU) 8-2

Philadelphia U. 7-11
Kutztown 3-11