The University of Akron tennis team won the top four singles matches and won the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles matches in a 5-2 win over host Toledo on Friday.
Angelina Jogasuria, Olga Shkundina, Prang Pantusart and Ksenia Beresteska each won their singles matches and the No. 1 doubles pair of Pantusart and Jogasuria, ranked No. 56 nationally, won 8-5 to improve their record against dual-match competition this season to 17-0.
Jogasuria won her fourth consecutive No. 1 singles match and Shkundina’s win at No. 2 singles clinched match point for the Zips (17-8, 5-2 Mid-American Conference).
The Zips conclude regular-season play at Eastern Michigan today at 1 p.m.
Emma Johnson gave up five runs on six hits and struck out one and Kent State lost 5-2 to Northern Illinois in the first game of a doubleheader played Friday afternoon in Kent.
The Golden Flashes (19-16-1, 9-5 MAC) trailed 4-0 in the second game and scored three runs in the sixth inning but could not complete the rally in a 4-3 loss to the Huskies (15-26, 5-7).
The Huskies led 2-1 in the second inning of game one and added two runs in the fifth inning and a run in the seventh inning to secure the win.
Lauren Grimes led off the second inning with a double and scored an unearned run when Erika Warren reached on an error.
Johnson (14-8) walked six batters and gave up a home run in the loss.
Abbey Ledford had an RBI single and later scored from third on a double steal and Grimes scored on an error to give the Flashes three runs in the sixth inning.
Warren fouled out to end the inning and put a stop to the rally in the second game.
Kent State starting pitcher Lauren McNeil (4-6) gave up four runs on six hits and struck out four through six innings in the loss.
McNeil walked just two and gave up a two-run home run.
The University of Akron’s game against host Bowling Green has been rescheduled for today at 12:30 p.m. as part of a doubleheader.
The second game will start at 4 p.m.
University of Akron senior guard Brian Walsh was named to the Mid-American Conference Academic All-MAC team on Friday.
Walsh, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, has a 4.0 grade-point average and is currently working toward a master’s degree in sports administration.
Walsh averaged 7.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game this past season in 29 starts and is the second UA player to earn two Academic All-MAC honors (Andy Hipsher, 2003 and 2004).