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Women’s Tennis Falls Victim to St. Thomas Aquinas Comeback in 4-3 Defeat; Williams Wins Twice on Evening

Women’s Tennis Falls Victim to St. Thomas Aquinas Comeback in 4-3 Defeat; Williams Wins Twice on Evening

PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences women's tennis team won the doubles point, but the Devils were on the wrong side of two three-setters in singles play in a 4-3 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas on Monday evening at the Hamlin Center. 

The first two doubles matches to be completed finished 6-2, with Danielle Paran and Diana Sosonkin teaming for their first win together at the third flight. 

That meant the doubles point came down to the first flight, where Karla Miletic and Myka Williams prevailed, 7-5, to improve to 5-2 together this season. 

The result moved Miletic into a tie for second in program history with 44 career doubles victories.

It was also one of two victories for Williams on the night, as she followed Stephanie Mazurek's straight set win at No. 3 singles with a three-set triumph, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, at the second flight to put USciences on top 3-0. 

Notably, Mazurek now leads the Devils with eight singles victories, and she moves into a tie for 10th in program history with 20 for her career. 

St. Thomas Aquinas would go on to win the final four matches though, which included three-set triumphs over Miletic and Myra Anwar at the first and fourth flights. 

University of the Sciences returns to Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play Tuesday, Oct. 15 when it travels to unbeaten and first place Concordia for a 2:30 p.m. match.

Results

Singles

1. Sofia Shutko (STAC) def. Karla Miletic (USCI-W) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2

2. Myka Williams (USCI-W) def. Eliza Mulder (STAC) 1-6, 6-4, 6-1

3. Stephanie Mazurek (USCI-W) def. Carla Mentrup (STAC) 6-1, 6-2

4. Cassandra Rohr (STAC) def. Myra Anwar (USCI-W) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2

5. Katarina Lopez (STAC) def. Diana Sosonkin (USCI-W) 6-4, 6-1

6. Ayesha Burnett (STAC) def. Julia James (USCI-W) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles

1. Karla Miletic/Myka Williams (USCI-W) def. Katarina Lopez/Sofia Shutko (STAC) 7-5

2. Eliza Mulder/Ayesha Burnett (STAC) def. Stephanie Mazurek/Myra Anwar (USCI-W) 6-2

3. Danielle Paran/Diana Sosonkin (USCI-W) def. Carla Mentrup/Maya O'Brien (STAC) 6-2

Match Notes

St. Thomas Aquinas 8-3

University of the Sciences 6-5

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,2,1,6,4,5)