Weekend Wrap-up: Tennis Drops Two Matchs; Looks Ahead To Senior Day Vs. UMass

UAlbany Sports Information   04-07-2012
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Dover, Del.- UAlbany tennis battled to a 4-3 loss against Delaware State on Friday, April 6. The Great Danes Cheryl Kukkonen was able to go 2-0 on the day with wins in the No. 1 doubles and No. 3 singles.

Delaware State was able to open the match by grabbing the doubles point in the No. 2 and 3 doubles, after UAlbany's No. 2 doubles Aubrey Brooks/Sarah Iannone pushed the doubles clinching match to an extra-game to eventually fall, 9-7.

UAlbany would fall quickly 3-1 in the match with losses in the No. 6 and No. 1 singles but would grab a point at the No. 2 singles from Kirsten Scott, in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. The match would be clinched at the No. 4 singles by Delaware State's Vaija Andonova defeating Sarah Iannone, 6-0, 7-5. 



1. Scott-Kukkonen (UA) def. Kozlova-Banas (DSU) 8-3
2. Aleksic-Sicic (DSU) def. Brooks-Iannone (UA) 9-7*
3. Andrade-Andonova (DSU) def. Gherman-White (UA) 8-1
Order of finish: 3,1,2.
*Doubles point clincher.


1. Ksenia Kozlova (DSU) def. Livia Gherman (UA) 6-2,6-4
2. Kirsten Scott (UA) def. Kristen Aleksic (DSU) 6-3,6-1
3. Cheryl Kukkonen (UA) def. Marina Sicic (DSU) 6-3,1-6,7-5
4. Vaija Andonova (DSU) def. Sarah Iannone (UA) 6-0,7-5 $
5. Aubrey Brooks (UA) def. Maja Banas (DSU) 5-7,6-1,7-5
6. Cristine Andrade (DSU) def. Francine White (UA) 6-1,6-1
Order of finish: 6,2,1,4,3,5.
$ Match clincher.

Baltimore, Md.- Tennis would fall, in its third straight match, to UMBC, 7-0, on Saturday, April 8. UAlbany falls to 0-3 in the America East Conference while UMBC improves to 3-1 in conference play. The Great Danes look ahead to senior day on Thursday, April 12 against UMass.

UMBC would quickly grab the doubles point with its No. 3 doubles shutting out Livia Gherman/Francine White, 8-0 then take the No. 2 doubles.

The Retrievers would clinch the match with victories in the No. 6, 1 and 5 singles in that order, all in straight sets.



1. Sahoo-Stange Jonsson (UMBC) def. Scott-Kukkonen (UA) 8-2
2. Jackman-Danielsson (UMBC) def. Brooks-Iannone (UA) 8-2*
3. Hadji-Aldunate (UMBC) def. Gherman-White (UA) 8-0
Order of finish: 3,2,1
*Doubles point clincher.


1. Shalini Sahoo (UMBC) def. Livia Gherman (UA) 6-2,6-1
2. Carmen Jackman (UMBC) def. Kirsten Scott (UA) 6-3,7-5
3. Isabel Aldunate (UMBC) def. Cheryl Kukkonen (UA) 7-5,6-1
4. Heidi Danielsson (UMBC) def. Sarah Iannone (UA) 7-5,7-6(6)
5. Josefin Stange Jonsson (UMBC) def. Aubrey Brooks (UA) 6-2,6-4 $
6. Kyri Hadji (UMBC) def. Francine White (UA) 6-0,6-0
Order of finish: 6,1,5,3,2,4.
$ Match clincher.

UALBANY RECORDS: 8-11 (overall); 0-4 (AmericaEast)