Courtesy: SUU Media Relations
CEDAR CITY, Utah - Southern Utah University women's tennis captured its third consecutive match with a 5-2 victory over Idaho State on Thursday afternoon. The win moves the Thunderbirds to 7-5 on the year and 3-2 in the Big Sky Conference.
The Thunderbirds swept each doubles match of the contest as each pairing posted wins of 8-6, 8-2 and 8-3 and No.1, No. 2 and No. 3 doubles, respectively. Freshmen Veronika Rogova and Anastasiia Vasileva's victory at No. 2 marked their fifth consecutive win and kept their record spotless at 5-0 this season.
Alex Ivanova also ran her consecutive winning streak to seven in a hard-fought match at No. 2 singles. Ivanova breezed to a 6-0 win the first set and led much of the second until Idaho State's Kasey Bacon fought back to tied the set at 6-6 and force a tiebreaker. Bacon had set point at 6-2 in the tiebreaker, but Ivanova closed the gap and finished strong by taking the final six points and won the match 7-6 (8-6).
Rogova and Vasileva also picked up wins in singles as Rogova won in three sets at No. 3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 and Vasilva won in straight sets at No. 5, 6-1, 6-1. Fellow freshman Madeline Skaras secured Southern Utah's final point of the day with a straight-set victory at No. 4 singles, 6-3, 6-4, marking her second consecutive win of the season as well.
Southern Utah will be back in action next weekend with a Big Sky Conference match at North Dakota on April 6. The contest will feature both recent additions to the league with the match scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
Idaho State Women vs Southern Utah University
3/28/2013 at Cedar City, Utah
(Thunderbird Tennis Courts)
Southern Utah University 5, Idaho State Women 2
1. TANGARIFE, Marian (ISU) def. KUNZ, Olya (SUU) 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
2. IVANOVA, Aleksandra (SUU) def. BACON, Kasey (ISU) 6-0, 7-6 (8-6)
3. ROGOVA, Veronika (SUU) def. TEGTMEIER, Svenja (ISU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0
4. SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) def. WELTZIN, Madelyn (ISU) 6-3, 6-4
5. VASILEVA, Anastasiia (SUU) def. VASQUEZ, Zamira (ISU) 6-1, 6-1
6. BOECKMANN, Wiebke (ISU) def. STAHELI, Afton (SUU) 6-3, 7-5
1. KUNZ, Olya/IVANOVA, Aleksandra (SUU) def. TANGARIFE, Marian/THEUS, Laura (ISU) 8-6
2. ROGOVA, Veronika/VASILEVA, Anastasiia (SUU) def. BOECKMANN, Wiebke/TEGTMEIER, Svenja (ISU) 8-2
3. STAHELI, Afton/SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) def. BACON, Kasey/WELTZIN, Madelyn (ISU) 8-3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,6,3,2,4,1)
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