FROSTBURG, Md. – Penn State Altoona women's tennis ended its three-match losing streak on Wednesday night, when the Lady Lions posted a 4-3 win over Division II opponent Frostburg State University.
Penn State Altoona (2-5) started the match by winning two out of three doubles matches. In No. 1 doubles, the tandem of Annie Ruggles (Hollidaysburg, PA/Hollidaysburg)/Brayley Lewis (Roaring Spring, PA/Bishop Guilfoyle) earned a 6-4 victory. In the No. 2 spot, Victoria Acker (Cresson, PA/Penn Cambria)/Sophia Girol (South Park, PA/South Park) teamed up to pull out a 7-6 (8-6) win, their team-leading third doubles victory together this season.
Per Division II scoring rules, the winner of doubles earns one total point. By taking two out of three, Penn State Altoona picked up one point to start the match. That point proved to be crucial for Penn State Altoona, as the Lady Lions and Frostburg (0-2) went on to split the six singles matches. With the extra point in the match, Penn State Altoona was able to edge the Bobcats by one.
Lewis won her No. 1 singles match 6-0, 6-3. The victory moves the senior into a tie for second place on Penn State Altoona's all-time singles wins list with 22. Lewis is also currently in second place on the program's all-time doubles wins list with 27.
Acker battled to a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 win in No. 2 singles for her second singles victory of the season. Ruggles prevailed 6-3, 6-4 in No. 3 singles, picking up her third singles win of the season to tie her for the most on the team.
Penn State Altoona women's tennis returns home this Friday, September 20, when the Lady Lions will host AMCC opponent Penn State Behrend at the Adler Tennis Courts for a match starting at 4:30 p.m.