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Stony Brook Tennis: another invitational, another success

The Seawolves won titles in the 'B' and 'D' singles and the 'B' doubles in day three of the Stony Brook Classic. (NINA LIN / THE STATESMAN)
The Seawolves won titles in the ‘B’ and ‘D’ singles and the ‘B’ doubles in day three of the Stony Brook Classic. (NINA LIN / THE STATESMAN)

For the second week in a row, Stony Brook Tennis started off their season strongly, performing well at the Stony Brook Invitational.

The weekend of Friday September 13th played host to the second tennis event of the year at the University  Courts, just next to Lavalle Stadium. Welcoming back some teams from the Mens tournament including the likes of the ASA Avengers, Stony Brook also faced off with the Army Black Knights, Fordham Rams and the University of Rhode Island Rams. Double the Rams, double the success for the Seawolves.

Although the breakthrough accomplishments of the young Seawolves from the Men’s team were great in their own right, the three titles were taken home by the Seawolves.

Picking up where they left off as conference champions in the spring of 2013, the team succeeded without their top two stars. Graduate Nini Lagvilava, who qualified for the NCAA Individual Tournament and Polina Movchan, a leader of the team missed the tournament.

The winning wealth was certainly spread around as the Seawolves took the B Flight singles and doubles bracket, while also adding the D Flight singles to their collection.

At B singles, Cassandra Dix beat teammate Adesuwa Osabouhien in a tough three setter. Much like the mens tournament where the victorious Seawolf played a teammate, the trend was the same in the D Flight, as Louise Badoche took the crown.

The only doubles championship taken by Stony Brook during the fortnight was in the B Flight, by Sophomore Becky Shtilkind and B flight finalist Osabouhien.

Both teams continue their fall season at various tournaments, the next home matches will be in March for the women and April for the men.

 

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