Texas State tops UTSA in Western Athletic Conference opener, 5-2
SAN MARCOS — Texas State rolled to a 5-2 victory against UTSA in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) opener for both teams on Friday afternoon.
The Roadrunners (3-2, 0-1 WAC) fell behind after dropping the doubles point.
The Bobcats (3-1, 1-0 WAC) won the matchups at the first and second positions for an early 1-0 advantage.
Texas State then netted wins at Nos. 3 and 4 singles to take a 3-0 lead.
UTSA picked up its first point after Irene Gandara Gonzalez knocked off Berenice Van den Bergh in straight sets (6-1, 7-5), but the Bobcats recovered at the top spot when Jessica Kahts handed Jacobea Junger her first loss of the spring, 6-4, 6-4, which clinched the victory.
Isabelle Jonsson picked up the Roadrunners' other point of the day with a straight-sets win at second singles to remain unbeaten this season.
UTSA will host former Southland Conference foe Northwestern State (2-2) in a non-conference match on Sunday. First serve is slated for 10 a.m.
Texas State 5, UTSA 2
1. Kahts/Hadad (TXST) def. Jonsson/Shichkova (UTSA) 8-2
2. Rojas/Pieratt (TXST) def. Junger/Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) 8-6
3. Hand/Menon (UTSA) vs. Van den Bergh/Perez (TXST) unfinished
1. Jessica Kahts (TXST) def. Jacobea Junger (UTSA) 6-4, 6-4
2. Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) def. Melissa Hadad (TXST) 7-5, 6-3
3. Rachel Baldree (TXST) def. Alena Shichkova (UTSA) 6-4, 6-3
4. Monica Pieratt (TXST) def. Kavya Menon (UTSA) 6-1, 6-3
5. Mariana Perez (TXST) def. Miranda Poile (UTSA) 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2)
6. Irene Gandara Gonzalez (UTSA) def. Berenice Van den Bergh (TXST) 6-1, 7-5