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Seniors Lead Arizona Women's Tennis Past SDSU
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 11, 2012
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Feb. 11, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz. -

Seniors Natasha Marks (Nottingham, England) and Sarah Landsman (Syosset,N.Y.) continued their winning streaks in singles play to lead the No. 33 Arizona Women's Tennis team over No. 53 San Diego State on Saturday at Robson Tennis Center.

The Wildcats clinched the doubles point after Landsman and freshman Hailey Johnson (San Diego, Calif.) won at the No. 2 spot and Marks and sophomore Lacey Smyth (Oceanside, Calif.) won at the No. 1 spot.

Smyth carried her doubles success into singles play with a win over SDSU's Julia Wais in straight sets. Landsman was not far behind with her defeat of Laura Antonana Inarte to extend her undefeated streak to four matches.

Marks secured another point for Arizona with her victory over Emma Cioffi and sophomore Kim Stubbe (Mol, Belgium) also recorded a win at the No. 4 position to improve the Wildcats to 3-2 on the season.

"Today was a good win for us," Arizona head coach Vicky Maes said. "We won the doubles point and stayed the course in singles, playing well at the top to get the job done."

Sophomore Susan McRann (Dublin, Ireland) and freshman Laura Oldham (Sheffield, England) fell at the No. 5 and 6 positions, respectively.

"We know our girls can play a lot better tennis than what they have shown us so far," Maes said. "But, competition is going to get a lot tougher and we need them to start stepping up for the team now. We can't expect for our top 4 to always bring home the wins, especially because they are facing the best competition every time out.'

The Wildcats will host a pair of matches next weekend when they welcome North Texas on Friday, Feb. 17 at 2:30 p.m. and Cal Poly on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m.

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1. Smyth/Marks (Arizona) def. Ellison/Ellison (SDSU), 8-3

2. Landsman/Johnson (Arizona) def. Wais/Aguilar (SDSU), 8-4

3. Antona Iriarte/Cioffi (SDSU) def. Stubbe/McRann (Arizona), 8-6

Order of Finish: 2, 1*


1. Lacey Smyth (Arizona) def. Julia Wais (SDSU), 6-1, 6-2

2. Sarah Landsman (Arizona) def. Laura Antonana Iriarte (SDSU), 6-4, 6-0

3. Natasha Marks (Arizona) def. Emma Cioffi (SDSU), 6-4, 6-1

4. Kim Stubbe (Arizona) def. Sierra Ellison (SDSU), 7-6 (5), 6-2

5. Roxanne Ellison (SDSU) def. Susan McRann (Arizona), 7-6, 0-6, 10-8

6. Kristin Buth (SDSU) def. Laura Oldham (Arizona), 6-2, 6-1

7. Debora Castany (Arizona) def. Dora Somoracz (SDSU), 6-3, 6-1

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 6, 3*, 4, 5

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