MIDLAND, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University women's tennis team opened the 2022 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference season with a matchup against Northwood University on Friday at the Greater Midland Tennis Center.
The Timberwolves swept the Cardinals to snap the four-match win streak for SVSU. The loss drops the Cardinals to 6-6 overall and 0-1 in the GLIAC this season.
- (1) Iryna Trystan / Ekaterina Vorobeva (NU) def. Chelsea Dzenga / Andrea Teofilovic (SVSU) 6-2
- (2) Sanvi Ahluwalia / Rafaella Platsiota (NU) def. Nicole Johnson / Alexis Anthes (SVSU) 6-4
- (3) Rafaella Fulop / Elizaveta Velichko (NU) def. Elizabeth Stuart / Adiya Young (SVSU) 6-4
- (1) Elizaveta Velichko (NU) def. Sara Neves (SVSU) 6-2, 6-4
- (2) Rafaella Fulop (NU) def. Emma Charlton (SVSU) 6-2, 6-2
- (3) Rafaella Platsiota (NU) def. Elizabeth Stuart (SVSU) 6-2, 6-4
- (4) Sanvi Ahluwalia (NU) def. Chelsea Dzenga (SVSU) 6-1, 6-2
- (5) Iryna Trystan (NU)def. Nicole Johnson (SVSU) 6-2, 6-4
- (6) Ekaterina Vorobeva (NU) def. Joanne Gao (SVSU) 6-3, 6-2
From Head Coach Ryan Ruzziconi:
"A really hard-fought match that was close throughout. I was happy with the effort and fight we showed today. Northwood is a strong team this year and we didn't shy away from the moment. These are the matches we build on and get better from!"
The Cardinals remain home to host Wayne State University at 3 pm Saturday at the Greater Midland Tennis Center.