Feb. 4, 2011
TUCSON - The Wildcats are spending their second weekend on the road in Fresno, Calif. After two successful weekends to start the spring season the Cats lost their first match.
The day started well for the Cats in doubles. First to finish was the team of Jane Huh and Susan Mc Rann, who played in the No. 3 position, Mc Rann and Huh defeated Anna Mikhaylova and Olga Kirpicheva, 8-3. Next to finish was the freshman duo Lacey Smyth and Kim Stubbe who beat Melissa McQueen and Bianca Modoc, 8-4. Last to finish was the No. 1 positioned team of Sarah Landsman and Natasha Marks, the junior duo defeated Laura Pola and Marianne Jodoin, 8-5.
After clinching the doubles point the Cats lost momentum going into singles play. Marks played in the No. 3 position and was the first to finish, she defeated McQueen, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Next to finish was Huh in the No. 6 spot, Huh lost to Kirpicheva, 6-2, 6-2. In the No. 4 position Mc Rann was defeated by Abby Hayley, 7-5, 6-4. Fourth to finish was Landsman in the No. 2 spot, Landsman beat Pola, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Debora Castany lost to Modoc, 5-7, 6-4, 6-0 tying the teams' scores at 3-3. Last to finish was Smyth in the No. 1 position, Smyth lost for the first time this season to Marianne Jodoin, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.
"Today was a tough loss. Fresno State is a good team but we should have closed the match in our favor," said head coach Vicky Maes. "We did a really great job in the doubles, winning all three matches. However, we were not able to hold on in singles and that's disappointing. We hope to rebound tomorrow and play a good match all around against Nevada."
The Cats play next on Saturday, February 5 against the University of Nevada, Reno. The match will be played at Wathen Tennis Center in Fresno, Calif.
Wathen Tennis Center
Fresno State 4 No. 50 Arizona 3
1. Landsman/Marks (UA) def. Pola/Jodoin (FS), 8-5
2. Smyth/Stubbe (UA) def. McQueen/Modoc (FS), 8-4
3. Mc Rann/Huh (UA) def. Mikhaylova/Kirpicheva (FS), 8-3
Order of Completion: 3, 2, 1
Fresno Wins doubles point
1. Marianne Jodoin (FS) def. Lacey Smyth (UA), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. Sarah Landsman (UA) def. Laura Pola (FS), 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
3. Natasha Marks (UA) def. Melissa McQueen (FS), 6-0, 6-2
4. Abby Hayley (FS) def. Susan Mc Rann (UA), 7-5, 6-4
5. Bianca Modoc (FS) def. Debora Castany (UA), 5-7, 6-4, 6-0
6. Olga Kirpicheva (FS) def. Jane Huh (UA), 6-2, 6-2
Fresno Wins Match
Order of Completion: 3, 6, 4, 2, 5, 1