Lady Rebs Run Over Rams
April 26, 2012
SAN DIEGO (UNLVRebels.com) - The 48th-ranked UNLV women's tennis team moved into the semifinals of the Mountain West Championship for the 11th consecutive season with a 4-0 victory over Colorado State on Thursday afternoon at the Aztec Tennis Center.
The second-seeded Lady Rebels improved to 16-8 overall while the seventh-seeded Rams ended their season 4-16. UNLV will get Friday off before facing third-seeded host San Diego State on Saturday beginning with doubles at 2 p.m. The Aztecs advanced with a 4-0 win over New Mexico.
On Thursday, UNLV won the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead. Aleksandra Josifoska and Manon de Lanlay were done first at the second spot, downing Natalie Heffron and Lauren Mulhern 8-2. The Lady Rebels clinched it when Lucia Batta and Nives Pavlovic finished off Kaley Schultz and Tori Arneson 8-4. The third match was then halted.
In singles, Batta moved to a stunning 21-2 in dual matches this spring with a 6-1, 6-0 sweep of Arneson at the top spot. The sophomore Lady Rebel, ranked 60th in the nation, is now 31-8 overall, which moved her into a tie for seventh place on the school's single-season wins list.
Junior Ella Bourchier soon made it 3-0 with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Adriana Wojakowska on court five. The match ended when freshman Anett Ferenczi-Bako swept Veronika Wojakowska 6-4, 6-0 at the bottom of the lineup.
With the winner decided, the other three matches were abandoned with UNLV leading in two of them.
"Today was a lot cloer than the scored indicated," said head coach Kevin Cory. "CSU competed well. Now we have to prepare well ourselves for a big match Saturday against the host team."
2012 MOUNTAIN WEST TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS #48 (2) UNLV 4, (7) COLORADO STATE 0 April 26, 2012, at San Diego (Aztec Tennis Center)
Doubles (UNLV earns one team point) 1. Nives Pavlovic/Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. Tori Arneson/Kaley Schultz (CSU) 8-4 2. Aleksandra Josifoska/Manon de Lanlay (UNLV) def. Natalie Heffron/Lauren Mulhern (CSU) 8-2 3. Ella Bourchier/Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) vs. Adriana Wojakowska/Veronika Wojakowska (CSU) 7-6 DNF Order of finish: 2,1
Singles (UNLV earns three team points) 1. #60 Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. Tori Arneson (CSU) 6-1, 6-0 2. Natalie Heffron (CSU) vs. No. 113 Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) 7-5, 1-3 DNF 3. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) vs. Kaley Schultz (CSU) 6-3, 4-3 DNF 4. Manon de Lanlay (UNLV) vs. Lauren Mulhern (CSU) 6-4, 2-0 DNF 5. Ella Bourchier (UNLV) def. Adriana Wojakowska (CSU) 6-1, 6-2 6. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Veronika Wojakowska (CSU) 6-4, 6-0 Order of finish: 1,5,6