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Women's tennis sweeps UC Davis
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/24/2010
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Jan. 24, 2010

TUCSON--The Arizona women's tennis team defeated UC Davis 7-0 Sunday at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center.

The Wildcats (2-0, 0-0 Pac-10) started the morning off with singles, where sophomore Sarah Landsman defeated UC Davis' (0-2, 0-0 Big West) Desiree Stone 6-7, 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 1 position. In the No. 2 position, senior Ariane Masschelein defeated Dhara Zamudio 6-1, 6-3, and in the No.3 position, freshman Alexandrina Naydenova took down Herzyl Legaspi 6-2, 6-1.

In the No. 4 position, senior Claire Rietsch defeated Lauren Curry 6-4, 6-2, and sophomore Debora Castany took down Ellie Edles 1-6, 6-4, 6-4. In the No. 6 position, junior Jane Huh defeated Sidney Brady 6-2, 3-6, 6-0.

Though the Wildcats clinched the match win in singles, doubles followed with Landsman and Rietsch defeating Stone and Edles 8-4 in the No. 1 position. In the No. 2 position, Naydenova, paired with senior Natalia Toporowska, defeated Zamudio and Legaspi 8-4. Masschelein and Huh swept Brady and Curry 8-0 in the third position.

"We made a very good effort today." Said head coach Vicky Maes, "The girls did a great job in singles starting off. It wasn't easy, and three of our matches went into their third set. The matches all went our way, and I know that wouldn't have happened last year. The girls were mentally tough when they needed to be, and they know to keep it up, because the matches are only going to get tougher from here on out."

Next up, the Wildcats will host in-state rivals Northern Arizona on Saturday, January 30 at noon at the LaNelle Robson tennis center.

Full Results:

Singles:

1. Landsman UA def. Stone UCD 6-7, 6-3, 6-1

2. Masschelein UA def. Zamudio UCD 6-1, 6-3

3. Naydenova UA def. Legaspi UCD 6-2, 6-1

4. Rietsch UA def. Curry UCD 6-4, 6-2

5. Castany UA def. Edles UCD 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

6. Huh UA def. Brady UCD 6-2, 3-6, 6-0

Doubles:

1. Landsman/Rietsch UA def. Stone/Edles UCD 8-4

2. Naydenova/Toporowska UA def. Zamudio/Legaspi 8-4

3. Masschelein/Huh UA def. Brady/Curry 8-0

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