State Women’s Tennis Drops A 6-1 Decision To The Wildcats
LEXINGTON, Kent. - Mississippi State's women's tennis team (2-6, 0-2 SEC) finished their SEC weekend road swing with a loss to Kentucky (3-8, 1-1 SEC).
"Our doubles really hurt us in today's match," coach Daryl Greenan said. "We were unable to pick up any momentum in singles as well. (Alexandra) Perper had a big win over their top singles player today. She is doing a really good job at the top of our line-up and I think her best tennis is still ahead of her."
Clinching the doubles point at the top spot for Kentucky was Megan Broderick and Khristina Blajkevitch as they ousted Lady Bulldogs Alexandra Perper and Danielle Terpko 8-2. At the second position, the MSU tandem Mariia Ryzhova and Olesya Tsigvintseva fell to Kentucky's Caitlyn McGraw and Marni Venter 8-1.
Turning to singles play, the Wildcats' McGraw took down Terpko on court 3, 6-3, 6-2. In the second position, Ryzhova dropped a two-set decision 6-1, 6-4 to Stiles.
Competing on court 4 for MSU was Tsigvintseva where she battled through two sets but eventually fell 6-1, 6-4 allowing Blajkevitch to clinch the match for UK.
However, MSU fought hard at the top spot where freshman Perper took down Broderick of Kentucky 6-4, 6-4. Perper has now improved to 4-3 in the No. 1 position for State.
Following the victory on court 1, Pietraroia dropped a 6-1, 6-1 decision in the fifth position to Kentucky's Venter. On court 6, Testerman ousted Dion 6-3, 6-2 which closed the match and gave the Wildcats a 6-1 victory over Mississippi State.
The Lady Bulldogs are back in action on Friday, March 11 against the Razorbacks of Arkansas. Match time is set for 2:30 p.m. CT at the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre where admission to all MSU home matches is free.
Live stats will be available at www.mstateathletics.com
Mississippi State 1, Kentucky 6
3/6/2011 - LEXINGTON, Kent.
1) Megan Broderick/Khristina Blajkevitch (UK) def. Alexandra Perper/Danielle Terpko (MSU) 8-2
2) Caitlin McGraw/Marni Venter (UK) def. Mariia Ryzhova/Olesya Tsigvintseva (MSU) 8-1
3) Jessica Stiles/Misha Testerman (UK) def. Vivian Pietraroia/Roseline Dion (MSU) 8-1
1) Alexandra Perper (MSU) def. Megan Broderick (UK) 6-4, 6-4
2) Jessica Stiles (UK) def. Mariia Ryzhova (MSU) 6-1, 6-4
3) Caitlin McGraw (UK) def. Danielle Terpko (MSU) 6-3, 6-2
4) Khristina Blajkevitch (UK) def. Olesya Tsigvintseva (MSU) 6-1, 6-4
5) Marni Venter (UK) def. Vivian Pietraroia (MSU) 6-1, 6-1
6) Misha Testerman (UK) def. Roseline Dion (MSU) 6-3, 6-2
Order of finish... Doubles (3,1,2) Singles (3,2,4,1,5,6)