Spartans Pull The Upset
Feb. 15, 2013
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - Doubles was the difference Friday as the 58th-ranked UNLV women's tennis team was upset by former and future conference rival San Jose State in the first of two matches at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.
The Lady Rebels saw their three-match winning streak halted and fell to 3-3 on the year while the Spartans improved to 6-3. It also marked UNLV's first loss to an unranked team on its home courts since 2001.
SJSU, which joins the Mountain West next season, struck first by taking two of three doubles matches for a 1-0 lead. UNLV's only win came on court three where Iren Kotseva and Anett Ferenczi-Bako defeated Chau Truong and Julianna Bacelar, 8-5, on court three.
Moving to singles, UNLV tied it when Nives Pavlovic breezed by Truong, 6-2, 6-3, at the third position. SJSU then retook the lead by winning the only matchup involving ranked players as No. 58 Klaudia Boczova upset 19th-ranked Aleksandra Josifoska 6-4, 6-2. Lucia Batta got the Rebels their second point with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Leon Chao on court two but the visitors won two of the three three-setters in the bottom half of the lineup to clinch it. Janine Erasmus was the other winner for UNLV, downing Erica Medlin 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 at the fourth spot.
UNLV WOMEN'S TENNIS RESULTS SAN JOSE STATE 4, #58 UNLV 3 Feb. 15, 2013 (Fertitta Tennis Complex)
Singles competition 1. #58 Klaudia Boczova (SJSU) def. #19 Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) 6-4, 6-2 2. Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. Sabastiani Leon Chao (SJSU) 7-5, 6-2 3. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) def. Chau Truong (SJSU) 6-2, 6-3 4. Janine Erasmus (UNLV) def. Erica Medlin (SJSU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 5. Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) def. Iren Kotseva (UNLV) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 6. Jessica Willett (SJSU) def. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5
Doubles competition 1. Sabastiani Leon Chao/Erica Medlin (SJSU) def. Lucia Batta/Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) 8-6 2. Klaudia Boczova/Jessica Willett (SJSU) def. Aleksandra Josifoska/Janine Erasmus (UNLV) 8-5 3. Iren Kotseva/Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Chau Truong/Julianna Bacelar (SJSU) 8-5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,1,2,6,5,4)