Women's tennis battles in loss to California

Senior Nini Lagvilava - photo credit: Kelley Cox

May 10, 2013

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Berkeley, Calif. -

The Stony Brook women's tennis team battled No. 8 California, but the Seawolves lost to the Bears, 4-0, at the Hellman Tennis Complex on Friday. Stony Brook finished the 2013 season 12-5 in dual matches.

The duos of freshmen Jackie Altansarnai (Hinsdale, Ill.) and Louise Badoche (Paris, France) and junior Lisa Setyon (Paris, France) and freshman Becky Shtilkind (Brooklyn, N.Y.) each won a game early on. But California went on to win at No. 2 and 3 doubles, 8-1.

Senior Nini Lagvilava (Tbilisi, Georgia) and sophomore Polina Movchan (Kiev, Ukraine) trailed 7-4 when the the Bears earned the doubles point.

Stony Brook, which was facing four players ranked in the top 70 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and two of the top, lost at No. 1, 3 and 6 singles.

Lagvilava fell to No. 8 Anett Schutting, 6-2, 6-4, Altansarnai lost to No. 5 Zsofi Susanyi, 6-1, 6-2 and senior Chloe Pike (Bristol, England) dropped a 6-1, 6-0 match to Annie Goransson.

At No. 2 singles, Movchan trailed a set, but was leading 5-3 in the second set.

Badoche and sophomore Cassandra Dix (Northamptonshire, United Kingdom) each were in the middle of their singles matches when California clinched match point.

The Seawolves were making their second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, having faced Stanford last season.

Lagvilava will continue her season as she'll travel to the University of Illinois for the Division I Singles Championship from May 22-27.

California 4, Stony Brook 0
1. No. 33 Chi/Schutting (UC) leading Lagvilava/Movchan (SBU) 7-4
2. Fabikova/Goransson (UC) def. Altansarnai/Badoche (SBU) 8-1
3. Chui/Davis (UC) def. Seyton/Shtilkind (SBU) 8-1

1. No. 8 Anett Schutting (UC) def. No. 124 Nini Lagvilava (SBU) 6-2, 6-4
2. No. 43 Klara Fabikova (UC) leading Polina Movchan (SBU) 6-2, 3-5
3. No. 5 Zsofi Susanyi (UC) def. Jackie Altansarnai (SBU) 6-1, 6-2
4. No. 70 Lynn Chi (UC) leading Cassandra Dix (SBU) 6-0, 5-2
5. Tayler Davis (UC) leading Louise Badoche (SBU) 6-1, 4-3
6. Annie Goransson (UC) def. Chloe Pike (SBU) 6-1, 6-0