Roadrunners post second shutout of weekend on Sunday
SAN ANTONIO — UTSA completed a perfect weekend on Sunday with its second shutout in as many days, this time at home against Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Roadrunners (3-4) ran the table without dropping a set for the second consecutive outing and they now have won three of their past four contests after starting the season with three straight setbacks.
Just as it did on Saturday at Incarnate Word, UTSA took an early lead with doubles victories at the Nos. 1 and 3 positions.
Jacobea Junger and Miriam Rosell Canudas defeated Nicole Breaux and Nelo Phiri at the top spot, 8-1, while Lina Hallgren and Isabelle Jonsson picked up their fourth triumph in a row at the third spot with an 8-2 win against Julie Cremers and Alexandra Way.
Once again, it was all Roadrunners in singles competition, as they rolled past the Ragin' Cajuns (2-2) in the six tilts, all in straight sets.
Jonnson won her fourth consecutive outing on the third court by downing Melissa Burckhartt by scores of 6-0, 6-1. Meanwhile, Irene Gandara Gonzalez also was victorious for the fourth straight match in a 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) victory against Juliette Clement at the No. 6 position.
UTSA's other wins came from Junger at the top spot (6-1, 6-3 vs. Phiri), Rosell Canudas on the second court (6-2, 6-2 vs. Breaux), Nicole Karaklis at the No. 4 position (6-3, 6-2 vs. Cremers) and Hallgren at the fifth slot (6-3, 6-4 vs. Way).
The Roadrunners will begin a five-match road trip next Saturday, Feb. 15, at Samford (2-0).
UTSA 7, Louisiana-Lafayette 0
1. Junger/Rosell Canudas (UTSA) def. Breaux/Phiri (ULL) 8-1
2. Garcia-Diaz/Shichkova (UTSA) vs. Burckhartt/Clement (ULL) 6-6, unfinished
3. Hallgren/Jonsson (UTSA) def. Cremers/Way (ULL) 8-2
1. Jacobea Junger (UTSA) def. Nelo Phiri (ULL) 6-1, 6-3
2. Miriam Rosell Canudas (UTSA) def. Nicole Breaux (ULL) 6-2, 6-2
3. Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) def. Melissa Burckhartt (ULL) 6-0, 6-1
4. Nicole Karaklis (UTSA) def. Julie Cremers (ULL) 6-3, 6-2
5. Lina Hallgren (UTSA) def. Alexandra Way (ULL) 6-3, 6-4
6. Irene Gandara Gonzalez (UTSA) def. Juliette Clement (ULL) 6-0, 7-6 (7-5)