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Women’s Tennis Dominates in Home Opener
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 25, 2014

Jan. 25, 2014

TUCSON AZ— Arizona women’s tennis started off the season with a clean sweep victory defeating Northern Arizona 7-0 at the Robson Tennis Center on Saturday. The Wildcats have won every home opener under Head Coach Vicky Maes.

The match began with seniors Kim Stubbe and Lacey Smyth claiming victory in doubles play at the No. 1 spot. The pair of senior Akilah James and sophomore Inge Hendrikx clinched the doubles point with a 6-0 victory defeating the NAU pairing of Sarah Spruch and Jordan Denesik.

“I think we did a good job keeping our composure through the entire match,” said Coach Maes. "Certainly you can’t always control you emotions. I think we were a little jittery, now that we have that first match under our belt, I think we will feel much better playing next weekend.”

In singles play in the No. 5 spot freshman Lauren Marker made her spring debut with a good showing defeating Tatum Rochin 6-2, 6-0 picking up the second point of the day for the Cats.

Stubbe also looked strong in the number two spot picking up another point for the Cats by defeating Johanna Vang 6-0, 6-1.

Smyth continued her strong performance in the No. 1 spot with a 6-0, 6-2 victory. James also started off her singles season well with a victory in the No. 3 spot.

Sophomore Shayne Austin began her season with a victory over Jordan Denesik 6-1, 6-1

Junior Laura Oldham completed the sweep claiming the last victory at 6-2, 6-4.

The Wildcats will be back in action next week on Saturday Feb. 1 at 10:30 a.m. against San Jose State at the Robson Tennis Center.

For complete results and continued coverage of Arizona women's tennis, visit the Arizona women's tennis page on Facebook or ArizonaWildcats.com. For live updates on this weekend's matches, follow @ArizonaWTennis on Twitter.

Doubles

No. 1. Stubbe/Smyth def. Box/H. Rochin 6-0

No. 2. Vang/T. Rochin def. Marker/Austin 6-1

No. 3. James/Hendrikx def. Spruch/Denesik 6-0

Singles

No. 1. Smyth, Lacey (ARIZ) def. Emilia Box (NAU) 6-0, 6-2

No. 2. Stubbe, Kim (ARIZ) def. Johanna Vang (NAU) 6-0, 6-1

No. 3. James, Akilah (ARIZ) def. Hailey Rochin (NAU) 6-1, 6-1

No. 4. Austin, Shayne (ARIZ) def. Jordan Denesik (NAU) 6-1, 6-1

No. 5. Marker, Lauren (ARIZ) def. Tatum Rochin (NAU) 6-2, 6-0

No. 6. Oldham, Laura (ARIZ) def. Sarah Maria Spruch (NAU) 6-2, 6-4

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