Women's Tennis Downed By Fresno State
Jan. 28, 2013
BERKELEY, Calif. (UNLVRebels.com) - The 51st-ranked UNLV women's tennis team lost 5-2 for the second day in a row, this time to No. 59 Fresno State in Monday's consolation match of the fifth annual Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kick-Off Weekend tournament.
Playing as part of the Berkeley, Calif., site, the Lady Rebels lost the doubles point after the Bulldogs rallied from a four-point deficit and then took the tiebreaker at the third position. Lucia Batta and Nives Pavlovic downed Bianca Modoc and Sophie Watts, 8-3, at the top of the lineup for UNLV's lone doubles win.
In singles, UNLV's won only one of three matches that went to a third set. Aleksandra Josifoska, ranked 20th in the nation, bounced back from an opening-day loss to defeat Aishwarya Agrawal, 1-6, 7-5, 6-2, at the No. 1 spot while Batta swept Rana Sherif Ahmed, 6-2, 6-4, at the second position.
Next up, the Lady Rebels will open their home schedule on Feb. 8 when New Mexico State comes to town.
2013 ITA KICK-OFF WEEKEND - CONSOLATION MATCH UNLV WOMEN'S TENNIS RESULTS #59 FRESNO STATE 5, #51 UNLV 2 Jan. 28, 2013 At Hellman Tennis Complex (Berkeley, Calif.)
Singles Competition 1. #20 Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) def. Aishwarya Agrawal (FS) 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 2. Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. Rana Sherif Ahmed (FS) 6-2, 6-4 3. Melissa McQueen (FS) def. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 4. Sophie Watts (FS) def. Janine Erasmus (UNLV) 6-3, 6-2 5. Bianca Modoc (FS) def. Iren Kotseva (UNLV) 6-2, 6-0 6. Anna Susdorf (FS) def. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Doubles Competition 1. Batta/Pavlovic (UNLV) def. Modoc/S. Watts (FS) 8-3 2. Agrawal/Sherif Ahmed (FS) def. Josifoska/Kotseva (UNLV) 8-1 3. McQueen/susdorf (Fs) def. Erasmus/Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) 8-7 (3)