#Seawolves top Fordham, St. John's

Junior Polina Movchan went 2 of 2 in singles and doubles play this weekend

April 6, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

Playing its first matches in nearly two weeks, the Stony Brook women's tennis defeated Fordham and St. John's to move to 7-3 on the season.

The Seawolves topped the Rams, 6-1, Saturday and defeated the Red Storm, 5-2, Sunday.

Junior Polina Movchan (Kiev, Ukraine) and sophomore Jackie AltanSarnai (Hinsdale, Ill.) were victorious at No. 1 doubles, 8-7. Freshman Nadia Smergut (New York, N.Y.) and sophomore Becky Shtilkind (Brooklyn, N.Y.) helped capture the point with an 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles.

Movchan beat Elliesa Ball in a three-set match at No. 1 singles. The Seawolves won in straight sets at No. 3, 4, 5 and 6 singles to earn their third victory in a row.

After winning the doubles point, Stony Brook received strong singles performances from freshman Adey Osabuohien (Hazel Crest, Ill.), who beat Yanita Arnaudova, 6-2, 7-5, at No. 3 singles.

St. John's defaulted at No. 6 singles. Junior Cassandra Dix (Northamptonshire, United Kingdom) clinched the victory with a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 5 singles.

Stony Brook will be back at University Courts when it hosts Manhattan on Tuesday, April 8 at 2 p.m.

Stony Brook 6, Fordham 1
1. Movchan/AltanSarnai (SBU) def. Ball/Ali (FU) 8-7
2. Dabu/Leong (FU) def. Badoche/Osabuohien (SBU) 8-6
3. Smergut/Shtilkind (SBU) def. Genkina/Novacek (FU) 8-4

1. Polina Movchan (SBU) def. Elliesa Ball (FU) 6-7, 6-2, 10-8
2. Sarah Ali (FU) def. Jackie AltanSarnai (SBU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Adey Osabuohien (SBU) def. Angelika Dabu (FU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Nadia Smergut (SBU) def. Bella Genkina (FU) 7-6, 6-2
5. Cassandra Dix (SBU) def. Julie Leong (FU) 7-6, 6-1
6. Becky Shtilkind (SBU) def. Hanna Fritzinger (FU) 6-4, 6-3



Stony Brook 5, St. John's 2
1. Morozova/Arnaudova (SJU) def. Badoche/Osabuohien (SBU) 8-0
2. Movchan/Dix (SBU) def. Adams/Polyakova (SJU) 8-3
3. Shtilkind/Smergut (SBU) win by default

1. Polina Movchan (SBU) def. Nastya Polyakova (SJU) 6-4, 6-0
2. Anna Morozova (SJU) def. Jackie AltanSarnai (SBU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Adey Osabuohien (SBU) def. Yanita Arnaudova (SJU) 6-2, 7-5
4. Diamond Adams (SJU) def. Nadia Smergut (SBU) 6-1, 6-7, 10-2
5. Cassandra Dix (SBU) def. Stephanie Elgegren (SJU) 6-0, 6-2
6. Becky Shtilkind (SBU) wins by default