#Seawolves win third straight America East Championship

Junior Polina Movchan was named the America East Championship's Most Outstanding Player
Junior Polina Movchan was named the America East Championship's Most Outstanding Player
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April 27, 2014

Columbia, Md. - The Stony Brook women's tennis team is heading back to the NCAA Tournament after beating NJIT, 4-0, to capture the America East Championship for a third straight year. Junior Polina Movchan (Kiev, Ukraine) was named Most Outstanding Player for the Seawolves (15-3).

Movchan dominated singles play with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 over Ksenia Kuzmenko. Junior Cassandra Dix (Northamptonshire, U.K.) also excelled in her singles match, defeating Natalia Melibeu, 6-1, 6-1.

Dix's victory at No. 5 singles clinch the victory for Stony Brook.

Freshman Nadia Smerugt bested Nathalie Habegger, 6-1, 6-4 at No. 3 singles.

Stony Brook took a 1-0 lead in singles play. The duo of Movchan and Dix won 8-2 at No. 2 doubles.

Smergut teamed with Becky Shtilkind for an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles.

The NCAA will announce the team-championship field of 64 on Tuesday, April 29 at 5:30 on NCAA.com.

No. 1 Stony Brook 4, No. 3 NJIT 0
1. Osabuohien/Badoche (SBU) vs. Kuzmenko/Luste (NJIT) 7-2 (DNF)
2. Movchan/Dix (SBU) def. Melibeu/Zanotta (NJIT)8-2
3. Smergut/Shtilkind (SBU) def. Habegger/MacDonald (NJIT) 8-2

1. Polina Movchan (SBU) def. Ksenia Kuzmenko (NJIT) 6-0, 6-0
2. Jackie AltanSarnai (SBU) vs. Martina Tripcovici (NJIT) 6-1, 4-5 DNF
3. Adey Osabuohien (SBU) vs. Jana Luste (NJIT) 4-6, 5-2 DNF
4. Nadia Smergut (SBU) def. Nathalie Habegger (NJIT) 6-1, 6-4
5. Cassandra Dix (SBU) def. Natalia Melibeu (NJIT) 6-1, 6-1
6. Becky Shtilkind (SBU) vs. Carolina Zanotta (NJIT) 2-6, 4-0