The University of Akron tennis team opened the dual-match portion of its schedule by making short work of Oakland 7-0 Saturday night at Bloomfield Tennis and Fitness Center.

In doubles play, the Zips’ No. 1 pair of Zara Harutyunyan and Prang Pantusart won their match.

The No. 2 pairing of twin sisters Angelika Jogasuria and Angelina Jogasuria won 8-1. The third double duo of Natalia Kuvakina and Ksenia Berestetska also had an easy victory, 8-0.

In singles play, Harutyunyan was a winner 6-0, 6-1 at the No. 1 spot.

At No. 2 singles, Olga Shkundina won 6-1, 6-1, with Pantusart winning 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3; Angelika Jogasuria winning 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4; Berestetska winning 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 and Kuvakina completing the shutout with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 6.

Harutyunyan’s pair of victories against the Grizzlies gave her 201 combined wins in her college career (108 singles, 93 doubles).


After starting the season 0-1-1, the University of Akron rifle team picked up a victory a 4,556 to 4,473 road victory over Virginia Military Institute Saturday at the VMI Range.

David Brummond led the Zips with a score of 570 out of a possible 600 after rejoining the team following a semester break to complete an internship. He was followed in the category by teammates Ryan Stein (569) and John Hupp (568).

The Zips dominated the air gun division, capturing the top 10 slots. Victoria Brown led UA with 576; Jenna Compton had 574; and Brummond placed third with a 572.

UA was without Sarah Benjamin and Luke Nelson, who did not make the trip because of illness.

“It is a testament to the depth of this team when they can step up to the plate and bring home a win with last-minute substitutions,” Akron head coach Newt Engle said.

Akron is on the road again Saturday and Sunday at the Palmyra Invitational in Palmyra, Pa., the largest indoor rifle tournament in the nation.

Men’s basketball

Walsh University won its fifth straight with a thrilling 73-72 victory over Cedarville Saturday. Sophomore Brad DuPont scored what turned out to be the game-winning shot with 1:20 left in the fourth quarter. Senior L.J. Sutton led the Cavaliers with a career-high 24 points.

The Cavaliers (17-3) play 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wilberforce University.