March 13, 2014
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin women's tennis team closed their non-conference schedule with a 4-3 win over Cleveland State on Thursday at the Schlief Tennis Complex.
"Very happy with the intensity and urgency we played with today," head coach Roberto Aspillaga said. "Our doubles is getting stronger every match, and we go up 4-0 playing very good tennis.
"Also, it was positive to see we played better in the bottom of the lineup today. Everytime we put ourselves in a situation to win, means we are doing something right."
The Ladyjacks (6-5) swept the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead, highlighted by freshmen Denise Maxl Macarena Sedano Acosta taking a 8-2 victory in No. 3 doubles. The pairings of Malena Gordo and Julia Lorca (8-4) and Laura Servise and Rachel Pierce (8-7 (7-5)) also picked up wins in the matches with CSU (3-10).
In singles play, Valeria Terentyeva, Gordo and Maxl, each picjed up wins to closeout the victory.
The Ladyjacks will be back in action on Saturday, hosting Texas A&M - Corpus Christi.
Tennis Match Results
Cleveland State vs Stephen F. Austin
3/13/2014 at Nacogdoches, Texas
Stephen F. Austin 4, Cleveland State 3
1. Malena Gordo / Julia Lorca (SFA) def. Orange, Mathilde / Power, Alex (CSU) 8-4
2. Laura Servise / Rachel Pierce (SFA) def. Bush, Alex / Gbadamosi, Princess (CSU) 8-7 (7-5)
3. Denise Maxl / Macarena Acosta (SFA) def. Sherwood, Kara / Bensimon, Victoria (CSU) 8-2
1. Denise Maxl (SFA) def. Golick, Lauren (CSU) 6-2, 6-3
2. Malena Gordo (SFA) def. Bush, Alex (CSU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Sherwood, Kara (CSU) def. Julia Lorca (SFA) 6-3, 4-6, retired
4. Valeria Terentyeva (SFA) def. Orange, Mathilde (CSU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Gbadamosi, Princess (CSU) def. Macarena Sedano Acosta (SFA) 6-2, 7-6 (8-6)
6. Power, Alex (CSU) def. Laura Servise (SFA) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)