UTSA finishes off perfect week with 4-1 victory at Texas-Pan American
EDINBURG — UTSA finished off a perfect week with a 4-1 victory at Texas-Pan American on Sunday. The Roadrunners (8-7), who now have won three consecutive matches, climbed over the .500 mark for the first time this season.
UTSA, which had to endure a pair of one-hour rain delays, jumped on top after doubles play after winning at the Nos. 1 and 3 spots in the lineup.
Jacobea Junger and Miriam Rosell Canudas remained red hot on the first court with an 8-3 triumph against Christel Amsallem and Wanda Beguelin. The pair improved to 10-1 this spring with its ninth consecutive victory. Lina Hallgren and Isabelle Jonsson then clinched the opening point with their 8-5 win at the third position against Didi Fatchikova and Mariana Ranzahuer.
The Roadrunners came out on top following straight-sets triumphs at the top three singles spots.
Jonnson won her third consecutive outing at the third position with a 6-4, 6-0 victory against Katia Stavroulaki and Junger followed with a 6-1, 6-2 decision over Fatchikova on the first court for her fourth straight win.
After Reegan Greenwood downed Nicole Karaklis at the No. 4 slot by scores of 6-1, 6-1 to pull the Broncs (12-6) to within two, Rosell Canudas continued her winning ways with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Beguelin at the second spot in the lineup. Her seventh consecutive win pushed her team-leading record to 12-3 this season.
The remaining two singles matches were unfinished so the Birds could return to the Alamo City.
UTSA now will take a 13-day break before returning to action on March 29 against I-35 rival Texas State (7-6).
UTSA 4, Texas-Pan American 1
1. Junger/Rosell Canudas (UTSA) def. Amsallem/Beguelin (UTPA) 8-3
2. Greenwood/Stavroulaki (UTPA) vs. Garcia-Diaz/Shichkova (UTSA) 6-3, unfinished
3. Hallgren/Jonsson (UTSA) def. Fatchikova/Ranzahuer (UTPA) 8-5
1. Jacobea Junger (UTSA) def. Didi Fatchikova (UTPA) 6-1, 6-2
2. Miriam Rosell Canudas (UTSA) def. Wanda Beguelin (UTPA) 6-4, 6-4
3. Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) def. Katia Stavroulaki (UTPA) 6-4, 6-0
4. Reegan Greenwood (UTPA) def. Nicole Karaklis (UTSA) 6-1, 6-1
5. Mariana Ranzahuer (UTPA) vs. Lina Hallgren (UTSA) 6-2, 3-3, unfinished
6. Irene Gandara Gonzalez (UTSA) vs. Christel Amsallem (UTPA) 7-5, 3-0, unfinished
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (3,1,4,2)