After six hours of play, the University of Nevada women’s tennis team pick up its first win of the season, defeating Pacific 4-3 at the Hal Nelson Tennis Courts.
The match began at 11 a.m. and it concluded at 5:15 p.m. It concluded with sophomore Aodhnait Lombard defeating Olga Gumenyuk 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 6 spot, a match that took nearly the entire afternoon. Junior Maria Mizyuk made her first singles appearance of the season with a 7-6, 6-2 over Clara Schuhmacher in the No. 5 spot. Sophomore Lais Ogata defeated Kateryna Nezhura 6-3, 7-5 in No. 3 singles and sophomore Florence De Vrye defeated topped Jolanta Twarowska 6-3, 7-5 in the No. 2 spot.
Senior Caroline Bailly was defeated 6-4, 6-4 by Jenifer Widjaja in the No. 1 spot. Sophomore Caroline Stevens was also defeated 6-4, 7-6 by Svenja Arens in the No. 4 spot.
In doubles action, De Vrye and Stevens picked up a 8-7 win over Sasha Fisher and Twarowska in the No. 2 spot. Bailly and Ogata were defeated 9-7 Jenifer Widjaja and Olga Gumenyuk in No. 1 doubles and Mizyuk and Lombard were downed by Arens and Nezhura 8-4 in No. 3 doubles.
“It was a impressive win,” head coach Sylvain Malroux said. “Despite losing the doubles point, I was really proud of our singles play. After such a long match, they would not give up. Looking back two weeks ago when we played at the Cal Winter Invitational, they have been improving tremendously.”
The Wolf Pack (1-0, 0-0 WAC) will return to action on Feb. 14, when it will head to the capital of California to take on No. 58 Sacramento State. On the next day, the Wolf Pack will also take on No. 59 Saint Mary’s in Moraga, Calif.
Nevada at Pacific
Hal Nelson Tennis Courts | Stockton, Calif.
January 31, 2009
1. Jenifer Widjaja/Olga Gumenyuk def. Caroline Bailly/Lais Ogata 9-7
2. Caroline Stevens/Florence De Vrye def. Sasha Fisher/Jolanta Twarowska
3. Kateryna Nezhura/Svenja Arens def. Maria Mizyuk/Aodhnait Lombard
1. Jenifer Widjaja def. Caroline Bailly 6-4, 6-4
2. Florence De Vrye def. Jolanta Twarowska 6-3, 7-5
3. Lais Ogata def. Kateryna Nezhura 6-3, 7-5
4. Svenja Arens def. Caroline Stevens 6-4, 7-6
5. Maria Mizyuk def. Clara Schuhmacher 7-6, 7-2
6. Aodhnait Lombard def. Olga Gumenyuk 6-7, 6-4, 6-4