April 11, 2010
NACOGDOCHES, Texas- The SFA women's tennis team fell to the Lady Cardinals of Lamar 5-2 on Sunday at the Schlief Tennis Complex. The loss places SFA at 9-9 overall and 4-6 in conference play.
In doubles, Lamar took the point but the Ladyjacks did not go down easy. Roxana Enica and Alina Shazhko dropped a close 9-7 decision to M. Gutierrez and M. Ashrafi at No.1. Teammates Paola Montuenga and Alice Pacaut fell 8-3 to K. Harbuzi and N. Mayagoitia at No. 2, while Tatiana Smolnikova and Meaghan Ocanas recorded an 8-3 Ladyjack victory over D. Mendez and A. Pennesi at the No. 3 position.
Despite straight-set wins from Paola Montuenga and Alice Pacaut, the Ladyjacks were unable to hold off the Cardinals in the singles competition. Roxana Enica fell to M. Gutierrez 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1, while teammate Alina Shazhko dropped her match 6-3, 6-4 to K. Harbuzi at No. 2. Paola Muntuenga defeated M. Ashrofi 6-3, 6-2 at No.3, while Tatiana Smolnikova fell to N. Mayagoitia 7-6, 6-2 at No. 4. In the No. 5 spot, Alice Pacaut posted a 6-3, 6-4 victory over M. Kuroda, while Meaghan Ocanas suffered a 6-2, 6-3 loss to D. Mendez at No. 6.
The Ladyjacks will finish conference play on Wednesday hosting rival Sam Houston State. The match is slated to begin at 2:00 p.m.
1. M. Gutierrez (LAM) def. R. Enica (SFA) 6-3, 6-1
2. K. Harbuzi (LAM) def. A. Shazko (SFA) 6-3, 6-4
3. P. Montuenga (SFA) def. M. Ashrafi (LAM) 6-3, 6-2
4. N. Mayagoitia (LAM) def. T. Smolnikova (SFA) 7-6, 6-2
5. A. Pacaut (SFA) def. M. Kuroda (LAM) 6-3, 6-4
6. D. Mendez (LAM) def. M. Ocanas (SFA) 6-2, 6-3
1. M. Gutierrez/M. Ashrafi (LAM) def. R. Enica/A. Shazko (SFA) 9-7
2. K. Harbuzi/N. Mayagoitia (LAM) def. P. Montuenga/A. Pacaut (SFA) 8-3
3. T. Smolnikova/M. Ocanas (SFA) def. D. Mendez/A. Pennesi (LAM) 8-3