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Women’s Tennis: WVU Drops Finale


The West Virginia University women's tennis team fell in its regular season finale on Sunday afternoon at Rutgers, 6-1.


The Scarlet Knights began the day by taking the doubles point, as they were able to notch wins in both doubles matches that were played.


With the Mountaineers defaulting in the No. 6 singles match, Rutgers carried a 2-0 lead into singles play.


In singles play, the Scarlet Knights were able to pull away, as they won four of the five matches.


Freshman Ikttesh Chahal was the lone Mountaineer to win her match, as she defeated Rutgers' Stefania Balasa. The win was Chahal's fourth consecutive singles win and her ninth of the season.


With the loss, WVU finishes the season with a 4-16 overall record and a 1-6 mark in the BIG EAST.


The BIG EAST will announce the participants of the BIG EAST Women's Tennis Championships on Monday evening.




No. 1: Vanessa Petrini (RU) def. Mary Chupa (WVU), 6-3, 6-3

No. 2: Jennifer Holzberg (RU) def. Emily Mathis (WVU), 6-0, 6-1

No. 3: Morgan Ivey (RU) def. Veronica Cardenas (WVU), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4)

No. 4: Ikttesh Chahal (WVU) def. Stefania Balasa (RU), 6-4, 1-6, 9-7

No. 5: Lindsay Balsamo (RU) def. Catie Wickline (WVU), 6-1, 6-1

No. 6: RU def. WVU, default


No. 1: Holzberg/Petrini (RU) def. Chupa/Chahal (WVU), 8-3

No. 2: Balsamo/Ivey (RU) def. Cardenas/Mathis (WVU), 8-6

No. 3: RU def. WVU, default

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