W. Tennis Downs Nevada; Advances To MW Finals
April 27, 2013
USAF Academy, Colo. -
San Diego State opened the match by taking the lead with the doubles point. The first duo to post a win was Julia Wais and Kristin Buth, in the second slot, downing Sophie Stevens and Juliette Legendre, 8-4. Clinching the point for SDSU, Alicia Aguilar and Isabelle Hoorn dismissed Caroline Konigsfeldt and Shelia Smiley, 8-5, on court No. 3.
Competition continued is singles play with freshman Tami Nguyen adding to the Aztecs lead. Nguyen posted the win over Legendre in fifth singles, 6-3, 6-2. The Wolf Pack got on the board with a win on court No. 4 as Smiley topped Buth, 7-5, 6-2. Junior Laura Antonana Iriarte brought SDSU within one point of victory after battling with Stevens in third singles, taking the match to three sets, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. Court No. 2 would see Aguilar take her second victory on the day, securing the win for the Aztecs, as the senior came out on top over Emma Verberne, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
SDSU will compete in the conference finals for the second consecutive season tomorrow, Sunday, April 28 at 10 am MT. The Aztecs will face either second-seeded UNLV or No. 6 Wyoming on Sunday to determine which Mountain West team will claim the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.