Chernaya Wins Eleventh; Women’s Tennis Falls to Radford 4-3

Karolina Chernaya
(photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Karolina Chernaya (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

Radford, Va. – Karolina Chernaya improved to 11-4 in singles play, but Campbell fell 4-3 to Radford Saturday morning. Chernaya and Borislava Nikolova improved to 12-1 in doubles play for the Camels (9-6, 1-5).

Chernaya knocked off Petra Dajevic (3-6, 6-1, 6-2) in the one spot. The junior from Tashkent, Uzbekistan was the only Camel to finish 2-0 on the weekend Virginia road trip.

Natasha Afridi won her first career match in the two spot by knocking off Hannah Crawford (6-1, 6-4, 6-4). Nikolova defeated Gemma Valls (7-6, 3-6, 10-5) in the four spot. Afridi is 9-4 in singles play while Nikolova is 9-6.

Nikolova and Chernaya defeated Drobnjak and Taylor Newman in the one spot (8-5). The duo has now won ten straight doubles matches.

The Highlanders won five singles matches and captured the doubles point to pick up the victory.

Campbell returns home to finish the regular season with three straight matches at the Nisbet Tennis Center. The first of the three matches is Friday, April 6 at 1:00 pm.


Campbell vs Radford

Mar 31, 2012 at Radford, Va.

Radford 4, Campbell 3

Singles competition

1. CHERNAYA, Karolina (CAMW) def. DAJEVIC, Petra (RADW) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2

2. AFRIDI, Natasha (CAMW) def. CRAWFORD, Hannah (RADW) 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

3. DROBNJAK, Mia (RADW) def. STANIC, Tamara (CAMW) 6-4, 6-3

4. NIKOLOVA, Borislava (CAMW) def. VALLS, Gemma (RADW) 7-6, 3-6, 10-5

5. NEWMAN, Taylor (RADW) def. GOMAR, Anais (CAMW) 6-1, 6-2

6. NAPOLITANO, Meg (RADW) def. YEGOREYCHENKO, Katya (CAMW) 6-2, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. CHERNAYA, Karolina/NIKOLOVA, Borislava (CAMW) def. DROBNJAK, Mia/NEWMAN, Taylor (RADW) 8-5


3. DAJEVIC, Petra/VALLS, Gemma (RADW) def. AFRIDI, Natasha/GOMAR, Anais (CAMW) 8-2

Match Notes:

Campbell 9-5 (1-4)

Radford 14-5 (3-3)