Women's Tennis Bested at NJIT, 6-1

Go Leopards!
Katherine Charchalis

Katherine Charchalis

March 5, 2012

NEWARK, N.J. - The Lafayette women's tennis team got a three-set victory from Katherine Charchalis at No. 6 singles, but the Leopards were bested by host NJIT on Sunday, 6-1.

Lafayette falls to 2-2 in dual matches with the loss. NJIT, the defending Great West Conference champion, moves to 9-2 with a perfect 7-0 record at home.

Charchalis' win came in three sets, 6-4, 0-6, 10-8. The Highlanders' roster boasts 2011 Great West Conference Women's Tennis Athlete of the Year Ksenia Kuzmenko, one of three All-Conference performers on the current NJIT club.

Lafayette will take two weeks off from the court before returning to action at Delaware on March 22.


Singles 1. Ksenia Kuzmenko (NJIT) d. Caitlin Gordon (LC) 6-1, 6-0 2. Nina Mayevska (NJIT) d. Jordyn Spellberg (LC) 6-2, 6-1 3. Monika Graff (NJIT) d. Amanda Kusnierz (LC) 6-0, 6-2 4. Jana Luste (NJIT) d. Lucy Bass (LC) 6-1, 6-0 5. Hannelore MacDonald (NJIT) d. Liza Blank (LC) 6-0, 6-2 6. Katherine Charchalis (LC) d. Megan Guidry (NJIT) 6-4, 0-6, 10-8

Doubles 1. Luste/Mayevska (NJIT) d. Gordon/Spellberg (LC) 8-3 2. Kuzmenko/Carolina Zanotta (NJIT) d. Bass/Blank (LC) 8-0 3. Graff/Martina Tripcovici (NJIT) d. Charchalis/Austin Denesuk (LC) 8-1 Guidry/MacDonald (NJIT) d. Lauren Gibbons/Kusnierz (LC) 8-4 (exhibition)