Menon provides clincher in UTSA victory against Sam Houston State
SAN ANTONIO — Kavya Menon rallied from a one-set deficit to defeat Kayla Stevenson at No. 6 singles and UTSA edged Sam Houston State, 4-3, on Sunday at the UTSA Tennis Center.
Menon lost first frame, 6-3, but she came back to post 6-2, 6-4 victories in the final two panels to clinch the contest for the Roadrunners (5-5). The win also snapped her four-game losing streak in singles action.
The Birds also picked up wins at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 singles, while the Bearkats (4-6) won the doubles point and picked up two more tallies at fourth and fifth singles.
Jacobea Junger also rallied from a one-set deficit to knock off Sheridan Currie at the top singles spot (2-6, 6-3, 6-4), while Isabelle Jonsson and Alena Shichkova both netted straight-sets victories.
UTSA will hit the road for a five-match road trip, which begins on Thursday, March 14, at Stephen F. Austin (3-7).
UTSA 4, Sam Houston State 3
1. Petaia/Currie (SHSU) def. Shichkova/Jonsson (UTSA) 8-4
2. Postnikova/Dubyanskaya (SHSU) def. Garcia-Diaz/Junger (UTSA) 9-7
3. Hand/Menon (UTSA) def. Imke Jagau/Stevenson (SHSU) 8-4
1. Jacobea Junger (UTSA) def. Sheridan Currie (SHSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
2. Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) def. Imke Jagau (SHSU) 6-3, 6-2
3. Alena Shichkova (UTSA) def. Natalie Petaia (SHSU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Tanya Postnikova (SHSU) def. Daniela Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) 6-3, 6-1
5. Nadia Dubyanskaya (SHSU) def. Miranda Poile (UTSA) 6-4, 7-5
6. Kavya Menon (UTSA) def. Kayla Stevenson (SHSU) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4