Courtesy: SUU Media Relations
BAY AREA, Calif. - Southern Utah University women's tennis swapped a pair of sweeps on Friday and Saturday with a 9-0 victory over Dominican and a 7-0 loss at San Jose State. The results evened the Thunderbirds' record on the year to 3-3.
SUU opened the weekend at Dominican University, a Division II opponent, in San Rafael and cruised to straight-set victories in each match. Freshman Anastasiia Vasileva had the quickest contest of the afternoon with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Dominican's Fracesca Katafias at No. 5 singles.
At No. 2 singles, fellow freshman Veronika Rogova also jumped out to a quick lead, taking the first set 6-0 over Gaby Verspieren. She finished the match with a 6-4, second set to improve to a team-best 4-1 on the year.
The closest match of the afternoon came at No. 4 singles where another freshman, Madeline Skaras, fought through a tough tiebreak in the first set to take it 7-6 over Dominican's Emily Prescott and then wrapped up the match 6-2 in the second.
At San Jose State, Southern Utah dropped the doubles' point, despite a close match at No. 2 doubles, where Rogova and Skaras forced SJSU's team of Jessica Willett and Amber Walker into a tiebreak where the T-Birds fell 7-4, dropping the match 8-7.
Rogova returned for the closest scored match in singles, playing at No. 2 against the Spartans' Chau Truong. Rogova gave up a single break in the first set, falling 7-5 and then dropped the second, 6-3.
Skaras suffered a 6-0, 6-0 loss at No. 4 singles to San Jose State's Julianna Bacelar, marking the first time that the Thunderbirds had been held at love in both sets all season.
Southern Utah will wrap up its road trip on Monday afternoon with a match at Sonoma State at 1:00 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
Southern Utah University vs Dominican (CA)
Mar 08, 2013 at San Rafael, CA
(Castellucci Family Tennis Center)
Southern Utah University 9, Dominican (CA) 0
1. KUNZ, Olya (SUU) def. Irina Morozova (DOM) 6-2, 6-4
2. ROGOVA, Veronika (SUU) def. Gaby Verspieren (DOM) 6-0, 6-4
3. IVANOVA, Aleksandra (SUU) def. Marissa Frazer (DOM) 6-2, 6-2
4. SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) def. Emily Prescott (DOM) 7-6, 6-2
5. VASILEVA, Anastasiia (SUU) def. Francesca Katafias (DOM) 6-3, 6-0
6. STAHELI, Afton (SUU) def. Maria Ariana Paradis (DOM) 6-3, 6-2
1. KUNZ, Olya/IVANOVA, Aleksandra (SUU) def. Gaby Verspieren/Marissa Frazer (DOM) 8-2
2. ROGOVA, Veronika/SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) def. Irina Morozova/Emily Prescott (DOM) 8-3
3. VASILEVA, Anastasiia/STAHELI, Afton (SUU) def. Maria Ariana Paradis/Francesca Katafias (DOM) 8-2
Southern Utah University 3-2
Dominican (CA) 2-8
Tennis Match Results
Southern Utah University vs San Jose State
3/9/2013 at San Jose, Calif.
(Spartan Tennis Complex)
San Jose State 7, Southern Utah University 0
1. Sebastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def. KUNZ, Olya (SUU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Chau Truong (SJSU) def. ROGOVA, Veronika (SUU) 7-5, 6-3
3. Erica Medlin (SJSU) def. IVANOVA, Aleksandra (SUU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) def. SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Jessica Willett (SJSU) def. VASILEVA, Anastasiia (SUU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Amber Walker (SJSU) def. STAHELI, Afton (SUU) 6-1, 6-0
1. Erica Medlin/Sebastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) def. KUNZ, Olya/IVANOVA, Aleksandra (SUU) 8-2
2. Jessica Willett/Amber Walker (SJSU) def. ROGOVA, Veronika/SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) 8-7 (7-4)
3. Julianna Bacelar/Chau Truong (SJSU) def. STAHELI, Afton/VASILEVA, Anastasiia (SUU) 8-3
Southern Utah University 3-3
San Jose State 8-4
Sat. Apr. 19
vs. Northern Arizona
(L) 3 -4
Sun. Apr. 13
@ Eastern Washington
(W) 5 -2
Sat. Apr. 12
(W) 5 -2
Fri. Apr. 11
Sun. Apr. 6
@ Weber State
(L) 3 -4
Sat. Apr. 5
@ Idaho State
(L) 2 -4
Fri. Apr. 25
@ Big Sky Championships