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Courtesy: Jeff Huehn/UTSA Athletics

Houston hands UTSA first defeat of season, 4-3

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 02/08/2013
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SAN ANTONIO — Houston won the doubles point and rode that momentum to a 4-3 victory at UTSA on Friday afternoon.

The Roadrunners (2-1), who dropped their first match of the spring, were unable to rally from the early deficit despite picking up a trio of singles wins at the Nos. 1, 2 and 6 positions.

The Cougars (4-2) added to their doubles point by winning the next three singles tilts at the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 spots to clinch the contest.

Jacobea Junger and Isabelle Jonsson each remained unbeaten in singles action at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively.

Junger rallied after dropping the first frame to win the final two sets, 6-1 and 1-0 (10-6), while Jonsson netted a 6-0, 7-5 victory.

The Roadrunners will host St. Edward's (0-1) on Saturday. First serve is scheduled for 11 a.m.


Houston 4, UTSA 3
Doubles
1. Martin Fernand/Phillips (UH) def. Jonsson/Shichova (UTSA) 8-4
2. Junger/Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) vs. Kordolaimi/Garvey (UH) 6-6, unfinished
3. Fraser/Kazimieruk (UH) def. Menon/Hand (UTSA) 8-2

Singles
1. Jacobea Junger (UTSA) def. Elena Kordolaimi (UH) 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-6)
2. Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) def. Celia Fraser (UH) 6-0, 7-5
3. Rocio Martin Fernand (UH) def. Alena Shichkova (UTSA) 6-2, 6-4
4. Charlotte Phillips (UH) def. Daniela Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) 6-3, 6-0
5. Maja Kazimieruk (UH) def. Kavya Menon (UTSA) 6-0, 6-0
6. Miranda Poile (UTSA) def. Jo Garvey (UH) 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-7)

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