Tennis Battles Nevada (W 4-3) and Arizona (W 6-1) in Tucson

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Nevada took down Sacramento State on Saturday in a close 4-3 win. The Wolf Pack are 1-1 on the season with their loss coming from Cal Poly on Feb. 2 by a score of 4-3.

The Wolf Pack secured the doubles point against Sacramento State by winning 6-3 and 6-4 in the two matches. Freshman Melissa Huchet started their singles off with a 6-3, 6-2 win which provided Nevada with momentum to secure the match 4-1. Sacramento State won the last two singles matches but had already fallen short of the victory. Senior Claudia Herrero is 2-0 on the season in singles and hopes to keep her momentum going when the Wolf Pack face Arizona on Friday.

Arizona boasts a 5-0 spring season record heading into the weekend. The Wildcats will face Nevada on Friday and Houston on Sunday. Their latest wins were earned in a doubleheader against San Diego and Grand Canyon on Saturday, Feb. 3. The Wildcats scraped out a win against San Diego 4-3, but turned things around to defeat Grand Canyon 4-0. The Wildcats are led by Freshman phenom Talya Zandenberg, who is 5-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles when playing with Mary Lewis. Lewis is also a Freshman and is 3-0 in singles this spring season.

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Against Nevada. Took the doubles point and got the win today:

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The Houston Cougar Women’s Tennis team came away with a win in their first road match of the season against Nevada on Saturday. The Cougars won 4-3 in what turned out to be the most intense match so far this spring season.

Starting with doubles, Lauren Alter and Alison Mills gave Houston their first win of the day with a dominating 6-1 performance. They move to 4-1 this spring season when playing with each other.

Next, Tsveta Dimitrova and Sveva Mazzari dropped a 6-3 decision, giving them their first loss on the season.

With the doubles score being tied at 1, Ana Glumac and Constandena Nicolaou pulled out a gutsy 7-5 win to give the Cougars the doubles point.

Mazzari started off singles with a bang in a 6-0, 6-1 win over Adriana Gergelyova to push the score to 2-0 for Houston. Mazzari remains undefeated on the season in singles, boasting a 6-0 record.

Mills lost at the No. 4 singles position with a score of 6-2, 6-2, to bring the overall score to 2-1.

Dimitrova was defeated at the No. 1 singles position 6-3, 6-3, putting her singles record at 5-1 on the spring season.

The Cougars bounced back with Alter’s 7-5, 6-1 victory to reclaim the lead 3-2. Alter has yet to lose in singles on the season, boasting a 6-0 record.

Glumac fell 7-5, 6-2 at the No. 6 position, which evened the match at 3-3, bringing the overall match down to the wire with just Nicolaou’s match remaining.

All eyes were on Nicolaou as she came up huge for the Cougars with a 6-4, 6-3 victory, giving the Cougars the overall match win 4-3.

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Solid weekend in Arizona as the Coogs beat UA 6-1

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The Wildcats early season record could be attributed to the fact that they have played all seven of their matches in the friendly confines of Tucson. Arizona continues to search for its identity and potential as a team, so early season roadblocks must be overcome if they are going to be found.

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The Cougars rolled to an impressive 6-1 win over Arizona on Sunday to finish their road trip. Houston swept doubles and only dropped one match in singles. This weekend also included a 4-3 win over Nevada on Saturday.

Leading off with doubles, Lauren Alter and Alison Mills cruised to a 6-3 win over Mary Lewis and Talya Zandberg.

Next, Constandena Nicolaou and Ana Glumac defeated Gitte Heynemans and Marie Van Aelst with an identical score of 6-3. The win gave the Cougars the doubles point.

Tsveta Dimitrova and Sveva Mazzari’s match was ended early due to Houston grabbing the doubles point.

Dimitrova led off singles with a 6-3, 6-2 win. Although she lost her singles match the day before against Nevada, she stormed back to take control of the match and give the Cougars a 2-0 match lead.

Mazzari finished quickly after, winning 6-3, 6-4. She improves to 7-0 this spring season in singles.

Alter took down Zandberg with a score of 6-3, 6-3. Along with Mazzari, Lauren is also undefeated in singles this spring season. With the win, the Cougars clinched the match at 4-0.

The only loss of the day came from Alison Mills’ match, where she was defeated in a close match 0-6, 6-4, 2-6.

Glumac battled back for the win in a lengthy match finished with a score of 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

To finish the day, Nicolaou won a close match 7-5, 7-5. She also won the deciding match against Nevada on Saturday.