The University of Akron women’s tennis team beat Wagner 7-0 Friday afternoon at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Tennis Center.
UA’s top doubles team of Prang Pantusart and Angelina Jogasuria led Akron (6-5) to its fifth consecutive match victory. Pantusart and Jogasuria are ranked 43rd nationally and won their doubles match 8-0 and improved to 10-0 as a doubles team this season. Jogasuria also won in the No. 1 singles position to improve to 4-0 on the year.
The University of Akron dropped the first game of a weekend series at the University of Louisville 7-0. The Zips fell to 0-4.
Sophomore starter Jon Pusateri pitched 5⅓ innings, giving up five earned runs. Pusateri’s record dropped to 0-2.
Pusateri’s battery-mate, Brady Stewart, broke up the Cardinals’ (4-1) Chad Green’s no-hitter with a seventh-inning single. The Zips mustered just three singles in the game.
Akron and Louisville will play again at 2 p.m. today in Patterson Stadium.
• After an appearance in the College World Series in 2012, Kent State University announced an updated baseball ticket policy at Schoonover Stadium. Single-game tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors on game days. Students, faculty and staff receive free admission with their Kent State ID. Season-ticket packages are available. The Flashes’ first home game is March 20 against Pittsburgh. The first conference game is March 29 against Ball State.
Kent State dropped two games at the Cardinal Classic in Louisville, Ky. The Golden Flashes lost an extra-inning game to Buffalo 3-2 in KSU’s first game of the day. The Golden Flashes (2-4) then lost to host Louisville 5-0. KSU’s leadoff hitter Kim Kirkpatrick had the Golden Flashes’ only hit in the shutout loss.
Track and field
Mount Union’s men’s team, which is ranked sixth in the NCAA Division III polls, won two events, set two conference records and is in second place after the first day of the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships at Ohio Northern University.
The Purple Raiders trail John Carroll University by a point and are nine points ahead of Otterbein and Marietta.
Sam Ludgood won the long-jump title, and Sean Donnelly took the weight-throw crown for Mount Union. Dustin Matak set a meet record in the 60 meters with a time of 6.99 seconds. In the 200, Tyler Mettille was first with a meet-record time of 22.5.
• The Mount Union women are in first place after the first day of the OAC Championships in Ada. The 19th-ranked Purple Raiders set three meet marks and won the women’s long jump as freshman Veronica Clutter jumped 18 feet, 1 inch.
The meet continues at 10 a.m today.
— Staff report