Lobos Take Home Two Doubles Wins at End of Invitational

Jan. 20, 2013

LONG BEACH, CALIF. – On the final day of the Beach Tennis Winter Invitational, the Lobos take down two doubles teams to finish the out the weekend on a strong note before taking on dual play.

In doubles, the duo of Michaela Bezdickova and Laura Richardson defeated Colorado’s Julyette Steur and Winde Janseens to win the match 8-5.

The partnership of Kristin Eggleston and Maria Sablina had a hard-fought battle against Colorado’s Dhany Quevedo and Carla Manzi Tenorio. The two teams were neck and neck the entire match but the duo from Colorado got the best of them to win the match in a tiebreak with a final score of 9-8 (7-1).

The duo of Nikolina Grbac and Michaela Oldani dropped only two games against Colorado’s Ashley Tiefel and Mazy Watrous to win the match 8-2.

It was now onto singles.

The #74 in the nation Bezdickova had a tough three set match against Long Beach State’s Klaudia Malenovska. Malenovska won the first 6-4, but Bezdickova dug deep to win the second 7-5. It was left to the third set and Malenovska took it with a final match score of 6-4, 5-7, 6-1.

Sablina was defeated by Long Beach State’s Ebba Unden with a score of 6-1, 6-1.

Eggleston fell to Long Beach State’s Sarah Cantlay with a score of 6-2, 6-1.

Grbac dropped her first set to Long Beach State’s Eva Rodriguez 6-0 but she would come back in the second to win it 6-4. The third set Rodriguez took it with a final match score of 6-0, 4-6, 6-1.

Katie Wookey fell to Long Beach State’s Anna Jeczmionka with a score of 6-0, 6-1.

Richardson forced a second set tiebreak against Long Beach State’s Anne-Sophie Willems. Willems took the third set and won the match with a final score of 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2.

Oldani fell to Long Beach State’s Karolina Rozenberg with a score of 6-2, 6-3.

"The good news is that we came prepared today to play double and competed well at all 3 positions,” Head Coach Erica Perkins Jasper said. “We put ourselves in position to win all 3 and came away with 2 solid wins. The bad news is that we have a lot of work still left to do on the doubles court to be competitive this spring but I know now that this team is hungry to get better and that is exciting!"

"In singles we competed pretty well in all 7 matches--Nina Grbac, Laura Richardson, and Misa [Michaela] Bezdickova all fought back in their matches and left it all out there today--which is a big step for this team. Coach McKenna and I were very pleased with the team effort today and the improvements we saw throughout the weekend."

The Lobos will face their first dual match opponent against Western New Mexico on February 2 at 12:00 p.m. MT. The match will have live stats available on golobos.com.

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