February 19, 2017


The West Virginia University Women’s Tennis Team opened yesterday’s match by taking the doubles point, but Virginia Tech won four straight singles to claim the victory, 4-3. Reporter Heather Lee Naples has more on today’s game against Marshall.

After facing a setback against Virginia Tech yesterday, the Mountaineers are focused on winning today against Marshall.

“Regardless of whether we would’ve won yesterday’s match or lost yesterday’s match, we’re focused on both matches” – Miha Lisac, head coach.

WVU opened the match with a solid start, winning both doubles matches that finished play. However, Marshall slowed down West Virginia’s momentum by picking up victories in three of the first four singles matches.

With a close final score of 4-3, West Virginia used a late rally in singles play to defeat their in-state rival. West Virginia’s perseverance was key as Lyn Yuen Choo and Sofia Duran won the last two singles matches of the day. This resulted in an overall victory for the team. Duran claims that staying positive is essential for a winning mindset.

“I just keep thinking positive. Just keep going. It doesn’t matter if you’re down—it doesn’t matter. The score doesn’t matter. You just have to keep going. Playing your best, and keep going.” – Sofia Duran

The Mountaineers’ victory ended the Thundering Herd’s four-game win streak. WVU now leads the battle for the Mountain State, 22-17.

To stay connected with the team for the rest of the season, visit WVUTENNIS.com or follow @WVUTENNIS on Twitter. Reporting from Morgantown, I’m Heather Lee Naples.

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