Feb. 17, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -
Marshall tennis dropped to 4-5 on the season with a 6-1 loss to No. 48 Penn State (7-0) on Sunday at the Huntington Tennis Club.
"Penn State is really good and really competitive," said head coach John Mercer. "I thought we had opportunities, but we were unable to capitalize."
Marshall was competitive in nearly every match, none more so than at No. 2 singles where Maria Voscekova lost 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 to the Nittany Lions' Chelsea Utting.
Junior Karlyn Timko followed up a solid performance on Friday, with another one on Sunday. She recorded the lone singles win for the Herd, 6-1, 6-0 over Katherine Whiteaway.
"She played well," Mercer said of Timko. "She's playing with confidence. That's what we need, players playing with confidence and playing up to their ability. It's good that she's doing that."
In No. 1 singles, Dominika Zaprazna lost 6-4, 6-1. Dana Oppinger dropped her match 6-3, 6-3 in No. 3 singles. In No. 4 singles, Ellie Ball lost 6-4, 6-3 and in No. 5 singles Kai Broomfield lost 6-3, 7-5.
Marshall started off the dual by losing the doubles point, but did get a win at the No. 2 spot as Ball and Kucin beat Jacqueline Zuhse and Katherine Whiteaway 8-6.
Marshall is off next weekend and will next be in action on March 3 against Old Dominion at 10 a.m.