Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
SAN ANTONIO — The UTSA women's tennis team was victorious in two of the three doubles matches and four of the six singles contests and the Roadrunners (3-2) picked up a 5-2 win against St. Edward's on Saturday afternoon at the UTSA Tennis Center.
Junior Stefanie Peana and freshman Isabelle Jonsson paired up at the top doubles spot, while sophomore Mariel Maffezzolli and Kavya Menon teamed up at the No. 3 slot to help UTSA claim the first point of the match. Peana and Jonsson were 8-3 winners, while Maffezzolli and Menon collected an 8-4 triumph.
St. Edward's (0-1) received their only points of the match after winning the top two singles duels, both in three sets.
Senior Caroline Dedering set the tone for the rest of the Roadrunners with a quick 6-1, 6-1 win against Heather Brien at No. 5 singles. Silva, Menon and junior Katie Ottenbreit all netted straight-sets wins at the Nos. 3, 4 and 6 positions, respectively, to give the Birds the three-point victory.
UTSA begins a five-match road trip next weekend in California where it will take on San Jose State (Feb. 18), San Francisco (Feb. 19) and Santa Clara (Feb. 20).
UTSA 5, St. Edward's 2
1. Peana/Jonsson (UTSA) def. Tompkins/Bain (SEU) 8-3
2. Rachel/Fahnehjelm (SEU) def. Silva/Dedering (UTSA) 8-6
3. Maffezzolli/Menon (UTSA) def. Ruscoe/Brien (SEU) 8-4
1. Paige Rachel (SEU) def. Stefanie Peana (UTSA) 5-7, 6-3, 1-0 (10-7)
2. Carolina Fahnehjelm (SEU) def. Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) 5-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5)
3. Micaela Silva (UTSA) def. Audrey Tompkins (SEU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Kavya Menon (UTSA) def. Mary Bain (SEU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Caroline Dedering (UTSA) def. Heather Brien (SEU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Katie Ottenbreit (UTSA) def. Anne Ruscoe (SEU) 6-3, 6-3