March 11, 2014
CONWAY, Ark. - The Stephen F. Austin women's tennis team picked up its second straight match win and second consecutive in Southland Conference play with a 5-2 victory over Central Arkansas on Tuesday at the UCA Tennis Courts.
"I am very happy with the way we competed across the board," head coach Roberto Aspillaga said. "We did not play our best in doubles, but outcompeted UCA to get the match started 1-0.
"Collectively, we overwhelmed UCA with our intensity which is not easy to do on the road. I am very proud of the girls for that."
The pairings of junior Julia Lorca and Malena Gordo and seniors Laura Servise and Rachel Pierce picked up 8-5 and 8-7 (7-5) doubles victories for the Ladyjacks (5-5, 2-0 SLC) to halt the third match with UCA (7-5, 0-2 SLC) and give SFA a 1-0 lead.
The stout play for the Ladyjacks carried over into singles play, where sophomore Valeria Terentyeva, Maxl, Gordo and Lorca, picked up wins in their respective matches.
SFA will play its final non-conference tilt in its next match, hosting Cleveland State on Thursday, Mar. 13, at the Schlief Tennis Complex. The match is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
Stephen F. Austin vs. Central Arkansas
Mar 9, 2014 at Conway Arkansas
(UCA Tennis Courts)
Stephen F. Austin 5, Central Arkansas 2
1. Julia Lorca / Malena Gordo (SFA) def. Kelsey Williams / Allison Murphy (UCA) 8-5
2. Laura Servise / Rachel Pierce (SFA) def. Kristina Horsikyan / Cassidy Crawford (UCA) 8-7 (7-5)
3. Simona Horsikyan / Krizia Buck (UCA) vs. Macarena Sedano Acosta / Denise Maxl (SFA) unfinished
1. Denise Maxl (SFA) def. Simona Horsikyan (UCA) 6-0, 7-6
2. Malena Gordo (SFA) def. Kelsey Williams (UCA) 6-4, 6-4
3. Julia Lorca (SFA) def. Cassidy Crawford (UCA) 6-4, 6-3
4. Valeria Terentyeva (SFA) def. Allison Murphy (UCA) 6-1, 7-6
5. Kristina Horsikyan (UCA) def. Macarena Sedano Acosta (SFA) 6-0, 6-0
6. Krizia Buck (UCA) def. Kateryna Bugayenko (SFA) 6-2, 7-6