Feb. 2, 2013
ITHACA, N.Y.- Coming off their first victory of the 2013 season, the St. John's women's tennis team were defeated by the Cornell Big Red, 6-1, in the first of Red Storm's two matches held at the Reis Tennis Center, in Ithaca, N.Y. this weekend.
Senior Nevena Selakovic came out strong by taking the first set, 6-4, before Cornell's Sarah O'Neil came back to claim the next two sets, 6-1, 7-5. At the number two slot, freshman Amber Washington picked up her second straight singles win of the year, 6-1, 6-3.
In doubles action, Selakovic and junior Diamond Adams were up 6-4 before Cornell clinched the doubles point. Junior Khrystyna Pavlyuk and junior newcomer Yanita Arnaudova fought hard against Christine Ordway and Ryann Young, but the Big Red's tandem eventually prevailed, 8-5.
The Red Storm will remain in upstate New York for tomorrow's match against the UMBC Terriers at 9 a.m. before making a trip to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers in the first BIG EAST match of the season on Saturday, Feb. 9.
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