SMU gets past UTSA on Sunday, 4-2
DALLAS — SMU sent UTSA to its second loss in as many days with a 4-2 victory on Sunday at T Bar M Racquet Club. The match was moved indoors due to inclement weather in the Metroplex.
The Mustangs improved to 9-11 this spring with their eighth win in their last 11 outings, while the Roadrunners dropped to 10-9.
It was all SMU in the early going, as it captured all three doubles matches en route to a 1-0 lead.
The Mustangs went on to clinch the match with victories in three of the six singles contests, all in straight sets.
UTSA picked up its lone two points of the day from Jacobea Junger and Miriam Rosell Canudas on the top two courts.
Junger rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) triumph against Dasha Sharapova at the No. 1 position to improve to 12-6 this season.
Meanwhile, Rosell Canudas held off Vaszilisza Bulgakova in three sets (6-3, 3-6, 7-5) for her 11th consecutive win at the second spot in the lineup. The freshman from Barcelona, Spain, dropped her first set since Feb. 22 and she now is a team-best 16-3 this year.
The Roadrunners will continue their season-ending four-match road trip on Thursday, April 10, at Tulane (4-18). First serve is scheduled for 1 p.m.
SMU 4, UTSA 2
1. Bulgakova/Sharapova (SMU) def. Junger/Rosell Canudas (UTSA) 8-5
2. Dishkova/Verner (SMU) def. Garcia-Diaz/Shichkova (UTSA) 8-1
3. Anderson/Elliott (SMU) def. Hallgren/Jonsson (UTSA) 8-6
1. Jacobea Junger (UTSA) def. Dasha Sharapova (SMU) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)
2. Miriam Rosell Canudas (UTSA) def. Vaszilisza Bulgakova (SMU) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
3. Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
4. Yana Erkeeva (SMU) def. Nicole Karaklis (UTSA) 6-2, 6-0
5. Lina Hallgren (UTSA) def. Anna Kate Anderson (SMU) 7-5, 6-5, unfinished
6. Macie Elliott (SMU) def. Irene Gandara Gonzalez (UTSA) 7-5, 6-3