Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
SAN ANTONIO — The UTSA women's tennis team cruised to a 6-1 home victory against Central Arkansas on Saturday.
The Roadrunners (4-5, 1-1 SLC) were able to pick up their first Southland Conference victory of the season after sweeping the doubles competition and taking five of the six singles matches.
Junior Stefanie Peana earned her first UTSA win after outlasting Simona Horsikyan, 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (10-7), at the top singles position.
Junior Micaela Silva paced a Roadrunners contingent that collected four straight-sets victories against the Sugar Bears (1-10, 0-5 SLC). Silva coasted past Sasha Ruocco, 6-2, 6-2, at the No. 2 spot.
UTSA also got wins by sophomore Kavya Menon (No. 3 singles), senior Caroline Dedering (No. 4) and sophomore Mariel Maffezzolli (No. 6).
The Birds opened the contest by winning all three doubles matches by similar 8-4 scores.
UTSA will resume its four-match home stand at 11 a.m. on Sunday against Northwestern State (7-2, 2-1 SLC).
UTSA 6, Central Arkansas 1
1. Peana/Silva (UTSA) def. Hartman/Mainz (UCA) 8-4
2. Maffezzolli/Menon (UTSA) def. Otani/Ruocco (UCA) 8-4
3. Dedering/Ottenbreit (UTSA) def. Andersen/Rios (UCA) 8-4
1. Stefanie Peana (UTSA) def. Simona Horsikyan (UCA) 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (10-7)
2. Micaela Silva (UTSA) def. Sasha Ruocco (UCA) 6-2, 6-2
3. Kavya Menon (UTSA) def. Kazumi Otani (UCA) 7-5, 6-1
4. Caroline Dedering (UTSA) def. Kati Andersen (UCA) 6-2, 6-1
5. Allison Hartman (UCA) def. Katie Ottenbreit (UTSA) 6-3, 6-3
6. Mariel Maffezzolli (UTSA) def. Alex Rios (UCA) 6-2, 7-6