Teulf Earns Win As Penguins Drop Pair to Buckeyes

Tamara Teufl
Tamara Teufl

Columbus, Ohio - Youngstown State sophomore Tamara Teufl upset 48th-ranked Kolie Allen of Ohio State on Thursday as the Penguins played a pair of contests against the Buckeyes at the Varsity Tennis Center.

No. 14 Ohio State (10-2) won the first match 6-1 and the second contest 7-0.

In the first contest, the Buckeyes had won the doubles point and took the first five singles contests. The lone match remaining was Teufl against Allen at No. 2 singles. Tofil took the first set 6-4 before falling 2-6 and setting up a super-tiebreaker. With the breaker tied 4-all, Teufl scored the next three points to seize a 7-4 advantage. However, Allen regrouped and won the next four points taking an 8-7 lead. Tofil tied the contest at 8, but Allen scored the next two and had a match point at 9-8. Tofil was able to force a tie and score the last two points of the set to win the match.

The victory was YSU's first singles win in school history against the Buckeyes in a dual match. 

In her second match, Teufl moved up to No. 1 in the lineup to face 64th-ranked Isabelle Boulais. Teufl started the match strong and led 5-4 in the first set. However, Boulais rallied to win the set 7-5 and won the match with a 6-2 win in the second set.

At No. 3, Lisa Khamassi had a strong performance against Allen falling 6-2, 6-4. Khamassi jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the second before Allen rallied for the 6-4 win. Khamassia also dropped a hard-fought first set in her first match of the day against No. 72 Shirori Fukuda.

At No. 5, Lucia Zagar had a strong first set against Danielle Wolf falling 6-4.

The Penguins return to action on March 10 when they begin a three-math trip to California against Cal State Fullerton.

Youngstown State vs Ohio State
Feb 28, 2019 at Columbus, Ohio
(Varsity Tennis Center) | Noon Match

No. 14 Ohio State 6, Youngstown State 1

Singles competition
1. #64 Isabelle Boulais (OSU) def. Hassim, Imaan (YSU) 6-4, 6-2
2. Teufl, Tamara (YSU) def. #48 Kolie Allen (OSU) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (11-9)
3. #72 Shiori Fukuda (OSU) def. Khamassi, Lisa (YSU) 6-4, 6-1
4. Danielle Wolf (OSU) def. Moraleja, Cassandra (YSU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Mary Beth Hurley (OSU) def. Zagar, Lucia (YSU) 6-1, 6-0
6. Andrea Ballinger (OSU) def. Barboza, Claudia (YSU) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Shiori Fukuda/Luna Dormet (OSU) vs. Teufl, Tamara/Khamassi, Lisa (YSU) 5-1, unfinished
2. Kolie Allen/Andrea Ballinger (OSU) def. Hassim, Imaan/Zagar, Lucia (YSU) 6-0
3. Isabelle Boulais/Danielle Wolf (OSU) def. Barboza, Claudia/Moraleja, Cassandra (YSU) 6-0

Youngstown State vs Ohio State
Feb 28, 2019 at Columbus, Ohio
(Varsity Tennis Center) | 5 p.m. Match

No. 14 Ohio State 7, Youngstown State 0

Singles Competition
1. Isabelle Boulais (OSU) def. Tamara Teufl (YSU) 7-5, 6-2
2. Shiori Fukuda (OSU) def. Imaan Hassim (YSU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Kolie Allen (OSU) def. Lisa Khamassi (YSU) 6-2, 6-4
4. Danielle Wolf (OSU) def. Lucia Zagar (YSU) 6-4, 6-0
5. Luna Dormet (OSU) def. Cassandra Moraleja (YSU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Mary Beth Hurley (OSU) def. Claudia Barboza (YSU) 6-2, 6-0
Doubles Competition
1. Luna Dormet/Shiori Fukuda (OSU) def. Tamara Teufl/Imaan Hassim (YSU) 6-1
2. Danielle Wolf/Isabelle Boulais (OSU) def. Lisa Khamassi/Lucia Zagar (YSU) 6-2
3. Andrea Ballinger/Kolie Allen (OSU) vs. Cassandra Moraleja/Claudia Barboza (YSU) 5-3, unfinished