Alex Ivanova won her first set 6-1 before falling in three
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SUU Women's Tennis Swept at UNLV

February 15, 2013
By SUU Strategic Communication

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Southern Utah University women's tennis suffered its first sweep on the season in falling 7-0 to a nationally-ranked UNLV squad on Friday.

The Rebels entered the match ranked No. 58 in the nation and opened the day with a contest against San Jose State. UNLV was upset by the Spartans, 4-3, but came out to take straight-set victories over the Thunderbirds in all but No. 3 singles.

Alex Ivanova, playing at No. 3, captured her first set against UNLV's Nives Pavlovic, 6-1, but lost the second by the same score, 6-1. the match went into a third-set tiebreaker with Pavlovic earning the victory 10-4.

Freshman Veronika Rogova encountered her first loss of the season at No. 2 singles, playing to a 7-6 loss in the first set and then dropped the match 6-1 in the second.

Southern Utah will be back on the court in March when the Thunderbirds travel to California for three matches, March 8-11.

Feb. 15, 2013 at Las Vegas, NV
(Fertitta Tennis Complex)


Singles competition
1. #19 Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) def. KUNZ, Olya (SUU) 6-0, 6-1
2. Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. ROGOVA, Veronika (SUU) 7-6, 6-1
3. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) def. IVANOVA, Aleksandra (SUU) 1-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4)
4. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Ella Bourchier (UNLV) def. VASILEVA, Anastasiia (SUU) 6-1, 6-0
6. Alexis Garrett (UNLV) def. STAHELI, Afton (SUU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Lucia Batta/Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) def. KUNZ, Olya/IVANOVA, Aleksandra (SUU) 8-1
2. Aleksandra Josifoska/Janine Erasmus (UNLV) def. ROGOVA, Veronika/SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) 8-2
3. Ella Bourchier/Alexis Garrett (UNLV) def. VASILEVA, Anastasiia/STAHELI, Afton (SUU) 8-3

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