SUU Women's Tennis Runs Season Opening Streak to Eight
Courtesy: SUU Media Relations
Release: 02/20/2014
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ST. GEORGE, Utah - Southern Utah University women's tennis ran its season-opening winning streak to eight matches with an 8-1 victory at Dixie State on Thursday afternoon. The run includes seven straight against the Red Storm and dates back to the 2006-07 season when the Thunderbirds beat Colorado College to begin the streak.

SUU opened play by sweeping each of the doubles matches as Alex Ivanova and Veronika Rogova teamed at No. 1 doubles to post an 8-2 victory. The No. 2 doubles team of Madeline Skaras and Nastia Vasileva matched them, also with an 8-2 victory. Newcomers Sarah Lundin, a Dixie State transfer, and freshman Jane Marushko wrapped up the doubles with an 8-1 win at the No. 3 spot.

In singles, Ivanova, Marushko and Vasileva each posted 6-2, 6-2 wins at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4 singles, beating Dixie State's Joy Naigeon, Stormy Dvorak and Summer Child, respectively. Rogova posted a similar 6-2 win in her opening set at No. 3 singles, but only dropped a single game in the second, posting a 6-1 victory over DSU's Laura Hartle. Skaras only dropped a game in her first set at No. 5 singles, wrapping up the match 6-1, 6-2 over the Red Storm's Sierra Smith.

Lundin suffered Southern Utah's only defeat on the day in a three-set affair against Dixie's Zenja Draca. Draca took the first set 6-4 only to have Lundin come back in the second set for an easy 6-1 win. The duo went to the third set where Draca punctuated the match with a 6-1 victory.

Southern Utah will be back in action on Saturday and Sunday, facing CS Fullerton and UC Riverside on the road. The matches are scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., respectively.
Fri. Apr. 24
@ Big Sky Tournament
Tue. Apr. 14
vs. Idaho State
(L) 1 -6
Fri. Apr. 10
vs. Portland State
(L) 3 -4
Thu. Apr. 9
@ Northern Arizona
(L) 0 -7 POST
Tue. Apr. 7
(L) 2 -5
Sat. Apr. 4
vs. Weber State
(L) 2 -5
Thu. Apr. 2
vs. Dixie State
(W) 6 -1
Sun. Mar. 29
@ Northern Colorado
(L) 2 -5
Fri. Mar. 27
vs. Idaho
1:00 PM
Mon. Mar. 23
vs. Eastern Washington
(L) 1 -6
Sat. Mar. 21
@ University of Montana
(L) 1 -6
Fri. Mar. 20
@ Montana State
(L) 1 -6
Fri. Mar. 13
@ North Dakota
(L) 1 -6
Wed. Mar. 11
@ Sacramento State
(L) 1 -6
Tue. Mar. 10
@ San Jose State
1:00 PM