No. 56 Women's Tennis Pulls Another Win Over New Mexico State
RENO, Nev. - On the second match of a doubleheader, the No. 56 University of Nevada women’s tennis team picked up its fourth consecutive victory, defeating New Mexico State 6-1 at Lakeridge Tennis Club.
Nevada (7-7, 2-1 Western Athletic Conference) picked up the doubles point with another sweep. Senior Caroline Bailly and junior Maria Mizyuk picked up a win in the No. 1 position, defeating Stephanie Eusebe and Isabela Kulaif 8-2. Sophomores Caroline Stevens and Aodhnait Lombard secured the doubles point by defeating Aleksa Costa and Sophia Marks in the No. 2 position.
Sophomores Lais Ogata and Florence De Vrye picked up another win in the No. 3 position. Against Laura Boguet and Natalia Salum Soto, the match was decided in tiebreaker with Stevens and De Vrye winning it 8-7 (7-3). It is the fourth consecutive match that Nevada has picked up the doubles point.
In singles competition, Bailly picked up her first set 6-0 in the No. 1 position against Marks. However Bailly was down 4-1 in the second set but she came back to keep it within one. But Bailly lost the second set 6-7 (12-10). Bailly did pick up the third set 9-7 and the point.
Mizyuk picked up her 50th career win over Eusebe in the No. 3 position. After picking up the first set 6-1, Mizyuk was down in the second set. But Mizyuk came back and defeated Eusebe 7-5 and to put her one victory away from tying Leanne Maitland (1995-98) and Biljana Trpeska (1999-2003) for third in Nevada’s all-time career singles wins list.
De Vrye, who played against Boguet in the No. 2 position, picked up the first set 6-4 but after being down 2-1 in the second set, De Vrye came back to take the second set and the point by a score of 6-4.
Stevens picked up a 6-3, 6-2 victory in the No. 4 spot against Costa.
Ogata came up victorious in the No. 5 position, defeating Salum Soto 6-1, 3-6, 11-9. With the win, Ogata set a career-high of eight wins this season, breaking her freshman record of seven wins.
Nevada will face No. 14 Fresno State on Saturday. Due to two matches before Nevada’s (San Jose State vs. New Mexico State at 9 a.m. followed by San Jose State vs. Fresno State), the expected time to start the is approximately at 3 p.m.