On the third and final day of the Vri Christi Collegiate Classic in Wichita, Kan., the No. 59 women’s tennis team shutout Louisville 4-0 Sunday at the Wichita Country Club.
Due to weather conditions, the match was relocated from host Wichita State’s outdoor Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex to indoors at the Wichita Country Club. Due to time availability of the courts, the singles matches between sophomore Lais Ogata and Natalia Baez in the No. 4 position, sophomore Caroline Stevens and Sarah Miller in the No. 5 position and sophomore Aodhnait Lombard and Amelia Harris in the No. 6 spot were unable to start.
Senior Caroline Bailly picked up her second consecutive win in the No. 1 singles position by defeating Lindsey Jones 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. Sophomore Florence De Vrye defeated Lauren Imre 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the No. 2 spot. With the win, De Vrye is one away from tying her career-high singles wins in a season.
Junior Maria Mizyuk defeated Jo-Ann Van Aerde 6-0, 6-2 in the No. 3 position and with the win she has now tied Ines Zouabi (1998-2003) for fifth in Nevada’s all-time career singles win list with 48.
Bailly and Mizyuk picked up another win together in No. 1 doubles, defeating Jones and Van Aerde 8-1. Lombard and Stevens picked up a win together in the No. 3 position by topping Miller and Harris 8-4.
“Once again the doubles point was very important and once again they were up to the challenge,” Nevada head coach Sylvain Malroux said. “They showed some fantastic plays over the weekend. We have been playing a lot of good teams and it is exciting to see them getting better week after week. They are ready to start the conference matches and happy to be playing at home next weekend.”
The Wolf Pack (5-7, 0-1 Western Athletic Conference) opens its home schedule next weekend for four WAC matches. At Lakeridge Tennis Club, Nevada will open the weekend against San Jose State followed by New Mexico State on Friday in a doubleheader.