TUCSON, Ariz. – No. 45 Arizona women’s tennis opened its home conference season with a 4-1 win over No.50 Washington State at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center Friday afternoon, moving the Cats to 13-1 on the year and 2-0 in conference.
“They came out feisty and with good energy,” head coach Vicky Maes said. “It was close on all top four courts, but our girls found ways to win.”
Seniors Akilah James and Susan Mc Rann started the Wildcats off strong in doubles, taking down Charlotte Koning and Dajana Ognjenovic, 8-1 at the No. 3 spot. Senior Kim Stubbe and freshman Lauren Marker clinched the doubles point for Arizona at the No. 2 position, beating Olga Musilovich and Maria Biryukova, 8-3 to put Arizona up 1-0.
In singles, sophomore Shayne Austin moved the cats up to 2-0 by beating Dajana Ognjenovic 6-1, 6-0 at the No. 5. Junior Laura Oldham bumped it up to 3-0 with a win over Charlotte Koning 6-1, 6-2 at the No. 6 spot.
Stubbe clinched the Wildcat victory at the No. 2 with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Lize Leenknecht
Arizona took its second win over a ranked opponent after knocking off No. 40 Purdue on Wednesday.
The Wildcats return to the court again Saturday, March 22 at 12 p.m. at Robson Tennis Center when Arizona host the Oregon Ducks.
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1. Elizaveta Luzina (WSU) vs. Smyth, Lacey (ARIZ) no result
2. Stubbe, Kim (ARIZ) def. Lize Leenknecht (WSU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Maria Biryokova (WSU) vs. Marker, Lauren (ARIZ) no result
4. Olga Musilovich (WSU) def. James, Akilah (ARIZ) 6-3, 6-2
5. Austin, Shayne (ARIZ) def. Dajana Ognjenovic (WSU) 6-1, 6-0
6. Oldham, Laura (ARIZ) def. Charlotte Koning (WSU) 6-1, 6-2
1. Smyth, Lacey/Austin, Shayne (ARIZ) def. Elizaveta Luzina/Lize Leenknecht (WSU) 5-4
2. Stubbe, Kim/Marker, Lauren (ARIZ) def. Maria Biryokova/Olga Musilovich (WSU) 8-3
3. James, Akilah/Mc Rann, Susan (ARIZ) def. Charlotte Koning/Dajana Ognjenovic (WSU) 8-1
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (5,6,4,2,1,3)
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