Penn State Women’s Tennis Scores First Road Victory in Syracuse

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State women’s tennis (2-1) defeated Syracuse University 5-2 to take its first road win of the season.

“I’m very happy with how the team played today. We knew it wouldn’t be easy, but everyone managed to give 100 percent,” said the coach. Sofia Czechlystova. “I think I played well in both singles and doubles and can’t wait to get more wins next to my friends!”


The Nittany Lions took the double point with wins on lanes one and two.

Partners Karly Friedland and Alexandra Nielsen put in a win on field one by Syracuse’s Polina Kozyreva and Sofya Treshcheva, 6-2.

On runway no. 2, duo Sofia Czechlystova and Gabby O’Gorman defeated Miyuka Kimoto/Shiori Ito of Syracuse 6-4 to give Penn State a 1-0 lead.


freshmen, Yvonne Zuffova defeated Syracuse’s Miyuka Kimoto in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 to give the Nittany Lion their first singles point.

Gabby O’Gorman took a win over Sofya Treshcheva of Syracuse, 6-1, 6-0 on field No. 3.

Sofia Czechlystova extended Nittany Lions’ lead to 4-1 with a win over Viktoria Kanapatskaya, 6-2, 6-2.

in a tough battle, Alexandra Nielsen defeated Syracuse’s Ines Fonte in the first set, 7-6 (7-3.) Nielsen fell 6-7 (0-7) in the second set. In the last set, Nielsen booked a tiebreak win, 1-0 (10-3.)



1. Karly Friedland/Alexandra Nielsen (PSU) def. Polina Kozyreva/Sofya Treshcheva (SU) 6-2 2. Sofia Czechlystova/ Gabrielle O’Gorman (PSU) beats Miyuka Kimoto / Shiori Ito (SU) 6-4
3. V. Kanapatskaya / Ines Fonte (SU) def. Olivia Ryan/Yvonna Zuffova (PSU) 6-0

Order of finishing: 3.1, 2


1. Sofia Czechlystova (PSU) def. V. Kanapatskaya (SU) 6-2, 6-2 2. Defeats Yvonna Zuffova (PSU). Miyuka Kimoto (SU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Defeat Gabrielle O’Gorman (PSU). Sofya Treshcheva (SU) 6-1, 6-0 4. Defeats Shiori Ito (SU). Alina Lebedeva (PSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4

5. Defeats Polina Kozyreva (SU). Deanna Lasorda (PSU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Alexandra Nielsen (PSU) def. Ines Fonte (SE) 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (0-7), 1-0 (10-3)

Order of finishing: 5, 4, 3, 1, 2, 6

Next one:

Penn State welcomes Bucknell University on Friday, January 28 at 5:00 PM EST.

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