Women's tennis advances to America East semifinals

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April 27, 2012


Flushing, N.Y. - The No. 4 Stony Brook women's tennis team opened the 2012 America East Championships with a 4-1 victory over the No. 5 Albany Great Danes on Friday afternoon at the USTA National Tennis Center. SBU advances to take on top-seeded Boston University in the semifinal round on Saturday at 10 a.m.

The Seawolves opened the match by winning at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to take a 1-0 lead. SBU improved to 12-7 with the victory.

Junior Nini Lagvilava (Tbilisi, Georgia) and freshman Polina Movchan (Kiev, Ukraine) won 9-7 at No. 1 and seniors Katherine Hanson (Smithtown, N.Y.) and Prerana Appineni (Hyderabad, India) won 8-5 at No. 2.

The Seawolves then secured the victory with straight set victories at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 6 singles. Movchan did not drop a game at No. 2 and senior Salome Mkervalidze (Brewster, N.Y.) won 6-0, 6-1 at the No. 6 position.

The victory sets up a re-match of last year's semifinals when the Seawolves lost a 4-3 thriller to BU.