LAS VEGAS - The New Mexico State women's tennis team fell
5-2 to the Pacific Tigers on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Fertitta Tennis Center in
Las Vegas, Nev.
In doubles competition, NM State was unable to secure the
point as Pacific picked up an 8-1 win at both the No. 1 and No. 3 position,
leaving the second court u finished.
"After senior Jodie Williams suffered a sprained ankle in yesterday's
match versus Weber State, it made it very difficult to put ourselves in a
winning position today," head coach Ivan Fernandez said. "She did her best and
tried to stay out on the court as long as possible."
Williams battled through one set at the top singles spot,
only to retire before the match was completed. As Denise Van Der Ben went down
on the second court, senior Ginet Pinero was able to get the Aggies first point
at the third position in two sets. Annemieke Witte also closed out on a point
for NM State with a battle on the fourth court. She took Christina Ferrari to a
6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-5) win.
"We fought hard but fell 5-2 to Pacific. Ginet won at No. 3
singles and Annemieke won at No. 4 singles. Denise had chances at two and Lisa
at five. It was a close match," Fernandez said. "I'm proud of how the girls
played today. There are just some things we can't control. This is our third
sprained ankle in the last three weeks, so if we can get this team healthy I
know we can compete with anyone."
While Ros-Polly Nguyen went down in straight sets (6-2,
6-1), Lisa Roslanova competed to a 6-4 loss in the first set and went down 7-6
(4) in the final set.
The Aggies take a week off before heading to the West Coast
for three days of dual competition. NM State faces Cal State Fullerton on Feb.
22, and then continues on a California route against UC Irvine and Cal State
Tennis Match Results
Feb. 10, 2013 at Las Vegas, NV
(Fertitta Tennis Complex)
Pacific 5, New Mexico State 2
1. Iveta Masarova (UOP) def. Jodie Williams (NMSU) 6-4, retired
2. Hana Ritterova (UOP) def. Denise Van Der Ben (NMSU) 6-4,
3. Ginet Pinero (NMSU) def. Susan Te (UOP) 6-2, 6-4
4. Annemieke Witte (NMSU) def. Christina Ferrari (UOP) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0
5. Gergana Boncheva (UOP) def. Ros-Polly Nguyen (NMSU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Regina Suarez (UOP) def. Lisa Roslanova (NMSU) 6-4, 7-6 (4)
1. Iveta Masarova/Hana Ritterova (UOP) def. Jodie Williams/Denise Van Der
Ben (NMSU) 8-1
2. Susan Te/Christina Ferrari (UOP) vs. Ginet
Pinero/Annemieke Witte (NMSU) 4-6 DNF
3. Regina Suarez/Gergana Boncheva (UOP) def. Ros-Polly
Nguyen/Lisa Roslanova (NMSU) 8-1