2015 Big Sky Champions
Big Sky Newbies Set to Meet this Weekend
Courtesy: SUU Media Relations
Release: 04/01/2013
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CEDAR CITY, Utah. - Southern Utah University women’s tennis will travel to Grand Forks, N.D., this weekend to face fellow first-year Big Sky Conference opponent North Dakota.

The Thunderbirds will enter the contest on a three-match winning streak, including a pair of conference victories over Eastern Washington and Idaho State last week. SUU is currently 8-5 on the year and 3-2 in conference play.

The streak has also included strong individual performances, including winning streaks at singles from Alex Ivanova (eight), Veronika Rogova (five), Anastasiia Vasileva (three) and Madeline Skaras (two). Rogova and Vasileva also have a five-match winning streak at No. 2 doubles and Skaras has joined Afton Staheli for back-to-back wins at No. 3 doubles.

The match at UND will coincide with Senior Day as North Dakota will honor its two seniors on the roster: Mindy Lawrence and Megan Sween. The contest is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. (MT).

Scouting North Dakota

The University of North Dakota will enter the match on Saturday with an overall record of 3-13, including a 0-5 mark in Big Sky Conference play. UND is currently riding a five-match losing streak.

Common Opponents

Eastern Washington         SUU (W, 5-2)     UND (L, 1-6)   
Portland State SUU (W, 5-2) UND (L, 2-5)
Northern Colorado SUU (L, 3-4) UND (L, 0-7)
Sacramento State SUU (L, 1-6) UND (L, 0-7)


Notable Streaks

Alex Ivanova is currently riding a seven-match winning streak at No. 3/No. 2 singles and has won eight of her last nine matches.

Veronika Rogova is one a five-match winning streak at No. 2/No. 3 singles and has paired with Anastasiia Vasileva at No. 2 doubles to form a perfect 5-0 record.

Sat. Apr. 23
vs. Northern Arizona
10:00 a.m.
Thu. Apr. 21
vs. Sacramento State
10:00 a.m.
Fri. Apr. 8
vs. North Dakota
(W) 4 -3
Sun. Apr. 3
@ Eastern Washington
(L) 2 -5
Sat. Mar. 26
@ Weber State
11:00 a.m.
Fri. Mar. 25
@ Idaho State
(L) 1 -6
Thu. Mar. 24
vs. Montana State
(L) 2 -5
Sat. Mar. 19
vs. Montana
(W) 5 -2
Thu. Mar. 17
vs. University of Northern Colorado
(L) 3 -4
Sun. Mar. 6
2:00 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 6
@ Texas San Antonio
10:00 a.m.
Sat. Mar. 5
@ Texas State
(L) 3 -4
Wed. Feb. 24
@ Dixie State
(W) 8 -1
Sat. Feb. 20
vs. Grand Canyon
(L) 1 -6
Fri. Feb. 19
vs. Colorado Mesa
(L) 3 -4