Roadrunners sweep weekend with 4-3 and 5-2 wins


Brady Phelps, The Paisano

Robert Avila

Brady Phelps, The Paisano
Brady Phelps, The Paisano

The women’s tennis team had a busy but successful weekend, defeating both the Air Force Academy (AFA) Falcons and the Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vaqueros, evening their record at 6-6.

In their home match against the Falcons on Friday, the Roadrunners started off with a quick win as the number one slotted doubles team of Jacobea Junger and Miriam Rosell Canudas defeated Lily Forlini and Mary Meyers of the Falcons 6-0.

However, UTSA lost the two remaining doubles matches to surrender the doubles point and begin singles with a 1-0 deficit.

The Falcons’ lead grew to 2 when Forlini beat UTSA sophomore Madroñal Medina by scores of 6-1, 6-1 setback in the fifth singles spot, but UTSA responded by winning four matches in straight sets to clinch the home-court victory.

On Sunday, UTSA came through with a decisive 5-2 victory over UTRGV.

UTSA’s dominant doubles pair of Jacobea Junger and Miriam Rosell Canudas continued extended their win streak to four matches with a 6-1 rally past Dominique Esparza and Reegan Greenwood.

Brady Phelps, The Paisano
Brady Phelps, The Paisano

Roadrunners Nicole Karaklis and Alena Shichkova outlasted UTRGV’s Doris Aleksovska and Natacha Minc to win in a 7-6 (3) tiebreaker, clinching the doubles point for UTSA.

UTSA quickly came to a 3-0 lead when Australian freshman Charlene Tiwari won the fourth singles position and Rosell Canudas at number one singles both won their matches in straight-sets.

Karaklis picked up the UTSA’s last win of the day with a three-set win against the Vaquero’s Aleksovska.

UTSA will look to continue their success on Wednesday, March 2, at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi against an undefeated Islanders team that defeated the Roadrunners 4-0 earlier this year.