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Thunderbirds Wrap Up Weekend In Vegas

February 13, 2017
By SUU Strategic Communication

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The Southern Utah University women’s tennis team took on both Idaho and UNLV on Saturday, February 11th in a doubleheader in Las Vegas. The Thunderbirds played hard, but were defeated in both games, with scores of 4-0 against the Idaho Vandals and 7-0 against the UNLV Rebels.

 “We played much better as a whole on Saturday,” Thunderbird Head Coach Rose Ketmayura said. “Idaho is a solid team and UNLV is ranked #52 in the country. We competed well, had long points, close games and we made our opponents work to beat us. We still have a lot to improve on, but we are getting better. We will be working hard in this coming week to get ready for Sacramento State.”

 Idaho was the Thunderbirds’ first conference match of the 2017 season.

 The Thunderbirds spent the weekend in Las Vegas, additionally playing the Youngstown State Penguins on Friday. The Penguins walked away with a 6-1 victory.

 The Thunderbirds play next at Sacramento State on Saturday, February 18th at 3 p.m.

 To stay up to date throughout the season, follow @SUUWTennis on Twitter, @suuwomenstennis on Instagram, and like SUU Women’s Tennis on Facebook.

 SUU vs. Idaho


  1. Evgenia MARUSHKO (SUUW) vs. Marianna PETREI (UI) 2-6, 2-3, DNF

  2. Mikala LOWRANCE (SUUW) vs. Lucia BADILLOS (UI) 2-6, 0-3, DNF

  3. Jessica BRZOZOWSKA (UI) def. Teresa DE ENRIQUE SCHMIDT (SUUW) 1-6, 1-6

  4. Laura MARTIN (SUUW) vs. Ana BATIRI (UI) 6-3, 2-0, DNF

  5. Maria TAVARES (UI) def. Charity SAGIAO (SUUW) 1-6, 0-6

  6. Shion WATABE (UI) def. Cloe STOCKING (SUUW) 0-6, 1-6


  1. Marianna PETREI/Lucia BADILLOS (UI) def. Mikala LOWRANCE/Teresa DE ENRIQUE SCHMIDT (SUUW) 2-6

  2. Evgenia MARUSHKO/Laura MARTIN (SUUW) vs. Ana BATIRI/Maria TAVARES (UI) 2-5, DNF

  3. Jessica BRZOZOWSKA/Shion WATABE (UI) def. Charity SAGIAO/Cloe STOCKING (SUUW) 2-6




1. Aiwen Zhu (UNLV) def. MARUSHKO, Evgenia (SUUW) 6-0, 7-5

2. #24 Carol Yang (UNLV) def. LOWRANCE, Mikala (SUUW) 6-0, 6-2

3. Paola Artiga (UNLV) def. ENRIQUE SCHMIDT,Tere (SUUW) 6-1, 6-1

4. Jovana Kenic (UNLV) def. SAGIAO, Charity (SUUW) 6-1, 6-1

5. En-Pei Huang (UNLV) def. MARTIN LOZANO, Laura (SUUW) 6-2, 6-2

6. Mercedes Lopez (UNLV) def. STOCKING, Cloe (SUUW) 6-0, 6-1


1. LOWRANCE, Mikala/ENRIQUE SCHMIDT,Tere (SUUW) vs. Aiwen Zhu/En-Pei Huang (UNLV) no result

2. Carol Yang/Jovana Kenic (UNLV) def. MARUSHKO, Evgenia/MARTIN LOZANO, Laura (SUUW) 6-2

3. Paola Artiga/Anna Bogoslavets (UNLV) def. SAGIAO, Charity/STOCKING, Cloe (SUUW) 6-1

Match Notes:

Southern Utah 1-3

UNLV 6-1

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (4,3,6,5,2,1)