Netters Knock Of New Mexico
March 31, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The 51st-ranked UNLV women's tennis team downed New Mexico 6-1 in a conference matchup on a hot Saturday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.
The Lady Rebels improved to 12-7 overall and 2-1 in the Mountain West while the Lobos fell to 7-8 and 0-3 in league play.
Moving to singles play, the Lady Rebels won three quick matches to take a 3-1 lead. Aleksandra Josifoska downed Susanna Kuuttila 6-1, 6-3 at the second spot; Nives Pavlovic defeated Eggleston 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3; and de Lanlay won 6-1, 6-4 over Maria Sablina on court four.
The final three matches, however, all went to three sets. Batta eventually finished first, clinching the team victory with a 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 win over Bezdickova at the top of the lineup. Batta improved her sophomore record to 16-2 in duals and 26-8 overall.
The Lady Rebels return to the courts Sunday when they host No. 45 TCU beginning with doubles play at 10 a.m. Admission is free of charge.
UNLV WOMEN'S TENNIS RESULTS #51 UNLV 6, NEW MEXICO 1 March 31, 2012, at Las Vegas (Fertitta Tennis Complex)
Singles competition 1. #57 Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. BEZDICKOVA, Michaela (UNM) 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 2. Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) def. KUUTTILA, Susanna (UNM) 6-1, 6-3 3. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) def. EGGLESTON, Kristin (UNM) 6-1, 6-2 4. Manon de Lanlay (UNLV) def. SABLINA, Maria (UNM) 6-1, 6-4 5. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. CAFFEY, Alyssa (UNM) 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 6. Ella Bourchier (UNLV) def. GRBAC, Nikolina (UNM) 6-7, 7-5, 6-4 Doubles competition 1. BEZDICKOVA/SABLINA (UNM) def. Nives Pavlovic/Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) 8-5 2. Lucia Batta/Manon de Lanlay (UNLV) def. OLDANI, Michaela/EGGLESTON (UNM) 8-2 3. GRBAC/CAFFEY (UNM) def. Anett Ferenczi-Bako/Ella Bourchier (UNLV) 8-1