No. 54 SDSU Women's Tennis Falls at No. 33 Arizona

Feb. 11, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz. - The No. 54 San Diego State women's tennis team fell at No. 33 Arizona, 5-2, Saturday morning in Tucson. With the loss, the Aztecs fall to 2-3 on the season.

The Aztecs opened the morning by dropping the doubles point. Arizona claimed wins at No. 2 and the top position to take the point before Laura Antonana Irirate and Emma Cioffi defeated Kim Stubbe and Susan McRann, 8-6 at No. 3.

The Wildcats took a 2-0 lead when Lacey Smyth downed Julia Wais, 6-1, 6-2, at the top of the singles ladder. Sarah Landsman made it 3-0 Arizona with her 6-4, 6-0 decision over Antonana Iriarte at No. 2.

Trailing by three, San Diego State managed to cut its deficit when Kristin Buth was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Laura Oldham. Unfortunately for the Aztecs, they could not stop Arizona's Natasha Marks from earning a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Emma Cioffi at No. 3 to seal the team win.

The Wildcats tacked on another point with a victory at No. 4 before SDSU's Roxanne Ellison downed McRann, 7-6, 0-6, 10-8, to round out the scoring.

The Aztecs return to action on Monday when they play host to Hawai'i at Aztec Tennis Center. First serve is set for 2 p.m. PT.

NO. 33 ARIZONA 5, NO. 54 SAN DIEGO STATE 2

DOUBLES

1. Smyth/Marks (Arizona) def. Ellison/Ellison (SDSU), 8-3
2. Landsman/Johnson (Arizona) def. Wais/Aguilar (SDSU), 8-4
3. Antona Iriarte/Cioffi (SDSU) def. Stubbe/McRann (Arizona), 8-6

Order of Finish: 2, 1*, 3

SINGLES
1. Lacey Smyth (Arizona) def. Julia Wais (SDSU), 6-1, 6-2
2. Sarah Landsman (Arizona) def. Laura Antonana Iriarte (SDSU), 6-4, 6-0
3. Natasha Marks (Arizona) def. Emma Cioffi (SDSU), 6-4, 6-1
4. Kim Stubbe (Arizona) def. Sierra Ellison (SDSU), 7-6 (5), 6-2
5. Roxanne Ellison (SDSU) def. Susan McRann (Arizona), 7-6, 0-6, 10-8
6. Kristin Buth (SDSU) def. Laura Oldham (Arizona), 6-2, 6-1

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 6, 3*, 4, 5