|A-State Tennis Defeats UTEP|
JONESBORO, Ark. (4/13/12) – The Arkansas State tennis team picked up a 4-3 victory over Texas-El Paso in a non-conference match at Allen Park on Friday afternoon.
Tamara Slijepcevic pushed her winning streak to eight straight with a 6-2, 7-6 victory over Martina Tierweiler in the No. 1 match. This marked the first time this season that Slijepcevic had played in the No. 1 singles match. She is 16-2 on the season and 8-2 in her last 10 matches.
“This was a great team win today,” ASU tennis coach Marina Engelbrecht said. “I was pleased to see us get the doubles point after struggling to do so in recent matches.”
Janie Nowland defeated Gabi Vazquez 6-7, 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 3 match and Biljana Miloshevska defeated Anastasiya Sylenko 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 4 match.
In other singles action ASU freshman Mariana Rong suffered a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 setback to Rebecca Calvillo in the No. 2 match, while Ioana Teu lost to Dairya Abdrakhmonva 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the No. 5 match. Senior Ceara Howey lost to Marie LeBlond 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 6 match.
In doubles competition ASU earned the point by winning two of the three matches. Nowland and Howey combined for an 8-2 victory over Abdrakhmanova and Sylenko, while Miloshveska and Slijepcevic defeated LeBlond and Vazquez 8-5 in the No. 3 match. Rong and Teu suffered the only doubles loss with an 8-5 defeat to Tierweiler and Calvillo.
ASU will return to the courts on Sunday, April 15 for a match against Southern Mississippi. First serve is set for 11 a.m.
Tennis Match Results
Texas-El Paso vs Arkansas State
Apr 13, 2012 at
Arkansas State 4, Texas-El Paso 3
1. Slijepcevic, Tamara (ASU) def. Tierweiler, Martina (UTEP) 6-2, 7-6
2. Calvillo, Rebecca (UTEP) def. Rong, Mariana (ASU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
3. Nowland, Janie (ASU) def. Vazquez, Gabi (UTEP) 6-7, 6-3, 6-1
4. Miloshevska, Biljana (ASU) def. Sylenko, Anastasiya (UTEP) 6-0, 6-1
5. Abdrakhmanova, Dariy (UTEP) def. Teu, Ioana (ASU) 2-6, 7-5, 6-4
6. LeBlond, Marie (UTEP) def. Howey, Ceara (ASU) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4
1. Tierweiler, Martina/Calvillo, Rebecca (UTEP) def. Rong, Mariana/Teu, Ioana (ASU) 8-5
2. Nowland, Janie/Howey, Ceara (ASU) def. Abdrakhmanova, Dariy/Sylenko, Anastasiya (UTEP) 8-2
3. Miloshevska, Biljana/Slijepcevic, Tamara (ASU) def. LeBlond, Marie/Vazquez, Gabi (UTEP) 8-5