#Seawolves roll past Albany, NJIT

Sophomore Becky Shtilkind
 
Sophomore Becky Shtilkind
 
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April 13, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's tennis team cruised to wins over Albany and NJIT to move to 10-3 on the season. The Seawolves blanked the Great Danes 6-0 and topped the Highlanders, 6-1.

Stony Brook earned the doubles point against Albany with wins at No. 2 and No. 3. The duo of juniors Polina Movchan (Kiev, Ukraine) and Cassandra Dix (Northamptonshire, U.K.) won 8-4 at No. 2 and freshman Nadia Smergut (New York, N.Y.) and sophomore Becky Shtilkind (Brooklyn, N.Y.) recorded an 8-4 win at No. 3.

The Seawolves dominated singles play, winning all five matches in straight sets. Smergut beat Paulina Torres, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 4. Sophomore Jackie AltanSarnai (Hinsdale, Ill.) beat Mirielle Hermans, 7-6, 6-1 at No. 2 singles.

The same pair of doubles teams helped Stony Brook capture the doubles point.

Movchan rallied past Ksenia Kuzmenko in a three-set tiebreaker, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 1 singles. Shtilkind won 6-4, 7-6 at No. 6 singles.

The Seawolves will host Binghamton and Hartford this Friday at University Courts at 9 a.m.

Stony Brook 6, Albany 0
Doubles
1. Kukkonen/Sala (UA) def. Badoche/Osabuohien (SBU) 8-7
2. Movchan/Dix (SBU) def. Hermans/Torres (UA) 8-4
3. Smergut/Shtilkind (SBU) def. Scott/Crummey (UA) 8-4

Singles
1. Polina Movchan (SBU) def. Cheryl Kukkonen (UA) 6-4, 6-0
2. Jackie AltanSarnai (SBU) def. Mirielle Hermans (UA) 7-6, 6-1
3. Adey Osabuohien (SBU) def. Kirsten Scott (UA) 7-6, 6-1
4. Nadia Smergut (SBU) def. Paulina Torres (UA) 6-1, 6-0
5. Cassandra Dix (SBU) leading Alba Sala (UA) 6-0, 4-2
6. Becky Shtilkind (SBU) def. Cat Crummey (UA) default

 

 

Stony Brook 6, NJIT 1
Doubles
1. Badoche/Osabuohien (SBU) vs. Kuzmenko/Luste (NJIT) 6-6
2. Movchan/Dix (SBU) def. Melibeu/Zanotta (NJIT) 8-3
3. Smergut/Shtilkind (SBU) def. MacDonald/Habegger (NJIT) 8-2

Singles
1. Polina Movchan (SBU) def. Ksenia Kuzmenko (NJIT) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. Jackie AltanSarnai (SBU) def. Jana Luste (NJIT) 6-4, 6-1
3. Martina Tripcovici (NJIT) def. Adey Osabuohien (SBU) 6-3, 6-4
4. Nadia Smergut (SBU) def. Nathalie Habegger (NJIT) 2-6, 6-0, 6-3
5. Cassandra Dix (SBU) def. Natalia Melibeu (NJIT) 6-2, 6-1
6. Becky Shtilkind (SBU) def. Carolina Zanotta (NJIT) 6-4, 7-6