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.
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.