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Stony Brook University tennis

Loreto Villalba-Rubio at last Saturday's game. Photo from Stony Brook Athletics

The Stony Brook tennis team earned their third victory at University Courts this season and eighth win overall as the squad defeated Sacred Heart University 4-3 at University Courts on April 8.

After being edged in doubles play, the squad overcame the deficit to take four out of the six matches in singles to ultimately take the victory. 

Pacing the squad was Chandrika Joshi and Debby Mastrodima picking up dominant wins in singles play. Joshi, a sophomore from India, earned her victory by a final of 6-2 and 6-2. Mastrodima, a first-year student from Greece, earned her win with a 6-3 and 6-0 performance. 

Also, senior Mathilde Sreeves earned a victory in singles, defeating her opponent in thrilling-fashion at 7-6 (6) and 6-1. Giving the Seawolves the team victory was first-year student Kristi Boro earning a 6-4 and 6-2 win, clinching the eighth victory of the season for Stony Brook.



— Starastsenka (SHU), def. L. Villalba-Rubio (SBU), 6-4, 6-1

— Golod (SHU), def. Theys (SBU), 6-2, 6-3

— Joshi (SBU), def. Kharkover (SHU), 6-2, 6-2

— Boro (SBU), def. Garriga (SHU), 6-4, 6-2

— Sreeves (SBU), def. O’Toole (SHU) 7-6 (6). 6-1

— Mastrodima (SBU) def. Sanchez (SHU), 6-3, 6-0


— Fenton/Golod (SHU), def. L. Villalba-Rubio/Boro (SBU), 6-4

Starastsenka/Kharkover (SHU) def. Mastrodima/Theys (SBU), 6-4

— O’Toole/Garriga (SHU) DNF. Joshi/Sreeves (SBU), 6-5 

“The ladies did a great job of keeping their focus after dropping such a tough doubles point,” said head coach Gary Glassman after the game. “Because of the conditions, today was more about mental toughness than it was about tennis. Big credit to the Seawolves for batting this afternoon.”