Women's tennis falls to Columbia, 6-1

Cassandra Dix

March 2, 2013

New York, N.Y. -

The Stony Brook women's tennis team fell to No. 46 Columbia, 6-1, at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center on Saturday. Senior Nini Lagvilava (Tbilsi, Georgia) picked up the only point for Stony Brook, rallying to win in three sets at No. 1 singles.

Columbia's Nicole Bartnik topped Lagvilava, 6-4, in the first set, but Lagvilava answered in the second set to force a third-set tiebreaker. Lagvilava outlasted Bartnik in the third set, winning 10-8.

Sophomore Cassandra Dix (Northamptonshire, U.K.) also forced a third-set tiebreaker, but fell in the final set, 10-3.

The Seawolves will be in Rhode Island next weekend, facing Brown and Bryant.

Columbia 6, Stony Brook 1
1. Sanon/Vaidya def. Movchan/Altansarnai 8-3
2. Kovacevic/Takenaga vs. Shtilkind/Badoche 6-2 DNF
3. Bartnik/Leung def. Lagvilana/Dix 8-1

1. Nini Lagvilava def. Nicole Bartnik 4-6, 6-4, 10-8
2. Bianca Sanon def. Polina Movchan 6-4, 6-3
3. Kanika Vaidya def. Jackie Altansarnai 6-0, 6-3
4. Crystal Leung def. Becky Shtilkind 6-4, 6-1
5. Tiana Takenaga def. Louise Badoche 6-0, 6-1
6. Katarina Kovacevic def. Cassandra Dix 7-5, 2-6, 10-3