EDGEWOOD, WASH. – After a rousing win on Friday, Seattle U women’s tennis eagerly faced the University of Idaho at the Jupiter Tennis Center on Saturday afternoon, hoping to add another tally to the win column. Unfortunately for the Redhawks, the Vandals were ready for them, and despite a diminished five-woman squad were able to power their way to a 4-1 Idaho victory.
Sophomore Hannah Gianan started off strong in singles, but ultimately lost to the Vandals’ Marianna Petrei 4-6, 2-6. Freshman Jillian Rasmussen and sophomore Kyra Jung both fell 2-6, 2-6 to their respective opponents, while freshman Alisa Sabotic (4-6, 2-4) and junior Kali McCollister (3-6, 2-2) gave their all in a pair of unfinished matches. Due to Idaho’s depleted roster, senior Lily-Ana Kreutzer received an automatic point for Seattle U.
In doubles, the Redhawks were hit hard by the Vandals, as Gianan and Kreutzer (0-6) and Jung and Rasmussen (1-6) were unable to match their challengers’ rhythms. The duo of McCallister and Sabotic received a victory by default, as Idaho’s roster could only form two pairs.
“They just played better than we did today,” said Head Coach Joey Barnes. “We had a few close sets in singles, but we were unable to take advantage of our opportunities. If we want to be a strong, competitive contender, we need to keep playing good teams like this.”
The Redhawks’ next chance comes on Wednesday, March 13 at 8:30 AM, when they take on New Mexico State at the Jupiter Tennis Center.
Seattle U vs. Idaho
March 9, 2019 at Edgewood, Wash.
(Jupiter Tennis Center)
Idaho 4, Seattle U 1
1. Petrei, Marianna (UI) def. Gianan, Hannah (SU) 6-4, 6-2
2. Tavares, Maria (UI) def. Jung, Kyra (SU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Magalhães, Marta (UI) vs. Sabotic, Alisa (SU) 6-4, 4-2 DNF
4. Watabe, Shion (UI) vs. McCollister, Kali (SU) 6-3, 2-2 DNF
5. Stefani, Anna (UI) def. Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Kreutzer, Lily-Ana (SU) def. Non-Player (UI) 6-0, 6-0
1. Petrei, Marianna/Tavares, Maria (UI) def. Gianan, Hannah/Kreutzer, Lily-Ana (SU) 6-0
2. Watabe, Shion/Magalhães, Marta (UI) def. Jung, Kyra/Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) 6-1
3. McCollister, Kali/Sabotic, Alisa (SU) def. Stefani, Anna/Non-Player (UI) 6-0
Seattle U 5-7, 0-0 WAC
Idaho 8-3, 4-0 Big Sky
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,5,2,1)