LEWISTON, IDAHO – In a huge bounce-back after splitting the first two matches of the weekend, Seattle U women’s tennis soared over Lewis-Clark State 7-0 on Sunday to bring their record to 2-2 on the season.
Freshman Martina Asciuto finished her undefeated weekend in singles play by triumphing 6-1, 6-0 over the Warriors’ Alexandra Barry. Classmate Alisa Sabotic found similar success in the #3 spot, posting a final score of 6-0, 6-1, while fellow freshman Jillian Rasmussen battled closely with her opponent before finding her stride in a 7-6, 6-1 victory. Sophomores Hannah Gianan (6-2, 6-2) and Kyra Jung (6-2, 6-0) also nabbed quick points for the Redhawks, and senior Lily-Ana Kreutzer played a well-rounded match of 7-5, 6-1 in the #6 spot.
In doubles, Asciuto and freshman Hannah Grossman made quick work of their opponents, coming out on top with a 6-1 score, followed by the duo of Kreutzer and Rasmussen, who made things a little more interesting in a 6-3 contest. Gianan and Jung, however, had the most dramatic doubles matchup of the day, eventually reigning supreme in a nail-biting 7-6 finish.
“What can I say – we played a lot better today,” said Head Coach Joey Barnes. “Lewis-Clark State has a great group of players that represent their school well. We were able to get control of doubles after we stopped trying to force things, and stepped up our focus and determination to get the win. In some ways, we came out strong, while in others we had mental demons to fight; all of the second sets were great examples of how we should play all the time.
“I know we still have a long way to go,” he finished, “but I am very happy and proud of my team.”
Next up, Seattle U begins their first series at home with a matchup against Portland State at the Jupiter Tennis Center on Feb. 8.
Seattle U vs. Lewis-Clark State
Feb. 3, 2019 at Lewiston, Idaho
(Lewis-Clark State College)
Seattle U 7, Lewis-Clark State 0
1. Gianan, Hannah (SU) def. Rosselli, Laura (LCS) 6-2, 6-2
2. Jung, Kyra (SU) def. Andres, Begona (LCS) 6-2, 6-0
3. Sabotic, Alisa (SU) def. Diaz, Laura (LCS) 6-0, 6-1
4. Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) def. Roux, Jen (LCS) 7-6, 6-1
5. Asciuto, Martina (SU) def. Barry, Alexandra (LCS) 6-1, 6-0
6. Kreutzer, Lily-Ana (SU) def. Uhlenkott, Sophie (LCS) 7-5, 6-1
1. Gianan, Hannah/Jung, Kyra (SU) def. Andres, Begona/Diaz, Laura (LCS) 7-6
2. Kreutzer, Lily-Ana/Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) def. Barry, Alexandra/Roux, Jen (LCS) 6-3
3. Asciuto, Martina/Grossman, Hannah (SU) def. Uhlenkott, Sophie/Collier, Kyla (LCS) 6-1
Seattle U 2-2, 0-0 WAC
Lewis-Clark State 0-4, 0-0 Frontier
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (3,2,1,4,5,6)