Women’s Tennis Wins Season Opener 4-1; Falls to VCU

Camels Top Drexel 4-1

RICHMOND, Va. – The Campbell women's tennis team won its season opener Friday morning over Drexel 4-1 in the VCU Indoor Invitational. Karolina Chernaya and Tamara Stanic earned victories in the top two spots for the Camels (1-0, 0-0 Big South)

Chernaya (18-2 last season) knocked off Sonja Stosic 6-2, 6-0 in the one position for her first win of the spring season. Stanic earned her first victory as a Camel by defeating Zeynap Mafa 6-2, 6-2 in the two spot.

Senior Borislava Nikolova earned a victory in the three position after Marcela Rosales was forced to withdraw during the third set due to an injury. Nikolova was leading 3-6, 6-4, 5-3 when Rosales withdrew.

Lourdes Ros and Anais Gomar earned the doubles point for Campbell by knocking off Drexel's Elise Leizerovich and Nicole Pivonka (4-6, 6-2, 6-4).   

The Camels continue play in the VCU Invitational this afternoon at 4:00 pm against host VCU. Check back at gocamels.com this evening for full results and recap.

Campbell - 4 Drexel - 1
VCU 4-1 Indoor Invitational


#1 - Chernaya (CU) d. Stosic (Drexel), 6-2, 6-0
#2 - Stanic (CU) d. Mafa (Drexel), 6-2, 6-2
#3 - Nikolova (CU) d. Rosales (Drexel), 3-6, 6-4, 5-3 DNF
#4 - Bell (Drexel) d. Alfridi (CU), 6-4, 6-4
Gomar/Ros (CU) d. Leizerovich/Pivonlea (Drexel), 4-6, 6-2, 6-4


Camels Fall to VCU 5-0

RICHMOND, Va. – VCU swept all four singles matches and the double point to knock off Campbell 5-0 Friday afternoon in the VCU Indoor invitational. Karolina Chernaya took her first loss of the season in the one spot.

Newcomer Tamara Stanic fell to Ana Barra (6-3, 6-0) in the two spot for her first loss as a Camel. Borislava Nikolova fell to 1-1 after being beat by Olga Terteac in the three position (6-0, 6-1).
Natasha Afridi and Katya Yegoreychenko lost their first match of the season as a doubles team to Daria Yakavleva and Josefin Hjertquist (6-0, 6-2).
The Camels will be back in action Saturday, February 4 for their home opener against N.C. Central. Match time is set for 2:00 pm.  



VCU - 5 Campbell -0

VCU 4-1 Indoor Invitational


#1 - Alex Bara (VCU) d. Chernaya (CU), 6-2, 6-1
#2 - Ana Bara (VCU) d. Stanic (CU), 6-3, 6-0
#3 - Terteac (VCU) d. Nikolova (CU), 6-0, 6-1
#4 - Gerisimova (VCU) d. Gomar (CU), 6-0, 6-0

Yakavleva/Hjertquist (VCU) d. Afridi/Yegoreychenko (CU), 6-0, 6-2