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Smyth Wins at No. 2 Singles in Loss To NJIT
Junior Mikelle Mancini (pictured) teamed up with freshman Tori Smyth for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles.

March 24, 2013

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Freshman Tori Smyth (Stamford, Conn.) scored the lone team point for Villanova (3-6) with a win at No. 2 singles against NJIT (10-6) at the West Campus Tennis Courts on Sunday afternoon. Smyth also teamed up with junior Mikelle Mancini (Salt Lake City, Utah) to win at No. 1 doubles, but the Highlanders won the other two doubles matches to take a 1-0 lead in the match.

Each of the singles matches were decided in straight sets and Smyth scored a victory for the Wildcats with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Monika Graff at the No. 2 spot.

Villanova returns to action on Tuesday afternoon for a home match against Fairfield.

March 24, 2013
Villanova, Pa.
West Campus Tennis Courts

1. Mikelle Mancini/Tori Smyth (Villanova) defeated Jana Luste/Natalia Melibeu (NJIT), 8-5
2. Ksenia Kuzmenko/Hannelore MacDonald (NJIT) defeated Sydney West/Allison Kuse (Villanova), 8-3
3. Monika Graff/Martina Tripcovici (NJIT) defeated Wesleigh Donadio/Kate Pettee (Villanova), 8-2

1. Ksenia Kuzmenko (NJIT) defeated Mikelle Mancini (Villanova) 6-0, 6-0
2. Tori Smyth (Villanova) defeated Monika Graff (NJIT) 6-4, 6-2
3. Martina Tripcovici (NJIT) defeated Sydney West (Villanova) 6-3, 6-1
4. Jane Luste (NJIT) defeated Allison Kuse (Villanova) 6-3, 6-4
5. Natalia Melibeu (NJIT) defeated Wesleigh Donadio (Villanova) 6-2, 6-3
6. Carolina Zanotta (NJIT) defeated Anne Cognetti (Villanova) 6-0, 6-2