Sheila Morales Hidalgo in action during fall 2013
Jan. 31, 2014
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The University of Nevada women's tennis team won its second match in a row by defeating UC Riverside on Friday by a score of 6-1.
The Wolf Pack (2-1, 1-0 MW) won early and often against Riverside, as the Pack won the doubles point before nearly sweeping singles play. In all, Nevada totaled seven victories, two in doubles and five in singles, to clinch the match. The victory came from how hard the girls fought, according to head coach Guillaume Tonelli.
"They were out there competing hard, and they showed that they are ready for the season," he said. "The hard practices have been paying off. I am so proud of them, they deserve all the credit."
Juniors Sheila Smiley and Juliette Legendre were able to grab the first win of the day, as they defeated Tiffany Jue and Sophie El-Kara on court No. 2 by a score of 6-1. The other doubles victory came from Monika Magusiak and Sheila Morales Hidalgo, as they brought down Kate Bergeson and Thanh Doan by a score of 6-0.
Nevada kept rolling into singles, where they gathered wins from court Nos. 2-6. Magusiak was victorious against El-Kara 6-0, 6-0 for her third win of the season, while Morales Hidalgo defeated Courtney Parngalan in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. Caroline Konigsfeldt was able to drop Bergeson 6-4, 6-4, and Smiley rolled by Jue 6-3, 6-1. The final win came from Nevada newcomer Beatriz Garcia Planas, her second win as a Pack member, storming past Doan in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.
Nevada will be in action again on Saturday, Feb. 1 when it faces Cal State Fullerton.
Nevada (2-1) @ UC Riverside (0-3)
UCR Student Recreation Center at Riverside, Calif.
Jan. 31, 2014
Okhremchuk/Konigsfeldt (NEV) v. Almaguer/Pattugalan (UCR) Did Not Finish
Smiley/Legendre (NEV) def. Jue/El-Kara (UCR) 6-1
Morales Hidaldo/Magusiak (NEV) def. Bergeson/Doan (UCR) 6-0
Jasmine Almaguer (UCR) def. Michelle Okhremchuk (NEV) 6-3, 2-6, 10-8
Sheila Morales Hidalgo (NEV) def. Courtney Pattugalan (UCR) 6-2, 6-3
Caroline Konigsfeldt (NEV) def. Kate Bergeson (UCR) 6-4, 6-4
Sheila Smiley (NEV) def. Tiffany Jue (UCR) 6-3, 6-1
Monika Magusiak (NEV) def. Sophie El-Kara (UCR)6-0, 6-0
Beatriz Garcia Planas (NEV) def. Thanh Doan (UCR) 6-2, 6-1
Final Score -- Nevada 6, UC Riverside 1
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