Women's Tennis knocks off Towson, 5-2

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April 4, 2012

Towson, Md. - Junior Nini Lagvilava (Tbilisi, Georgia) and freshman Polina Movchan (Kiev, Ukraine) combined to win at No. 1 doubles and then each won at No. 1 and 2 singles, respectively, to lead the Stony Brook women's tennis team to a 5-2 victory over Towson on Wednesday.

Lagvilava and Movchan won 8-2 at the No. 1 doubles spot before senior Prerana Appineni (Hyderabad, India) and junior Chloe Pike (Bristol England) cruised to an 8-3 win at No. 3 to give the Seawolves a 1-0 lead.

Lagvilava dropped just one game in coasting to a win at No. 1 singles and Movchan won 6-4, 7-5 at the No. 2 spot.

Senior Salome Mkervalidze (Brewster, N.Y.) and Appineni then won in straight sets at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively, as Stony Brook opened its three-game road trip with a victory.

Stony Brook improves to 6-4 with the victory.

The Seawolves return to action on Thursday, taking on Georgetown.

Stony Brook 5, Towson 2
1. Nini Lagvilava/Polina Movchan d. Ayana Dow/Ariel Burke - 8-2
2. Katherine Hanson/Salome Mkervalidze d. Andrea Samlin/Nani Lizana - 8-5
3. Prerana Appineni/Chloe Pike d. Nisha Shah/Ioana Aprodu - 8-3

1. Lagvilava d. Aandria Carr - 6-0, 6-1
2. Movchan d. Lizana - 6-4, 7-5
3. Shah d. Hanson - 6-1, 6-2
4. Mkervalidze d. Samlin - 6-3, 6-4
5. Appineni d. Dow - 6-4, 6-3
6. Burke d. Pike - 6-3, SB retired