EDGEWOOD, WASH. – Wednesday morning brought the second shortened match in a row for Seattle U women’s tennis as they faced New Mexico at the Jupiter Tennis Center. Despite some solid doubles play and a few close matches in singles, the Lobos ended up prevailing in a 4-0 victory.
Sophomore Kyra Jung had the best complete singles match of the day in a 4-6, 3-6 loss, while classmate Hannah Gianan had similar results in a 3-6, 2-6 finish. Freshman Alisa Sabotic fought hard, but fell to New Mexico’s Albie Huang, 2-6, 1-6. The unfinished matches featured freshman Jillian Rasmussen (5-7, 3-1), junior Kali McCollister (5-7, 2-1) and senior Lily-Ana Kreutzer (2-6, 3-5) in the number four, five and six spots, respectively.
The Redhawks were able to nab a win in doubles play, with Gianan and Kreutzer teaming up to take down their opponents, 6-3. McCollister and freshman Aranza Sanabria fell 1-6 in their own match, but Jung and freshman Martina Asciuto came incredibly close to victory with a final score of 5-7.
Seattle U hopes to get back on track with the start of conference play on Friday, March 22, when they play Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. The match will begin at 12:00 PM.
Seattle U vs. New Mexico
March 13, 2019 at Edgewood, Wash.
(Jupiter Tennis Center)
New Mexico 4, Seattle U 0
1. Copas, Ruth (NM) def. Gianan, Hannah (SU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Murgett, Bronte (NM) def. Jung, Kyra (SU) 6-4, 6-3
3. Huang, Albie (NM) def. Sabotic, Alisa (SU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Quevedo, Danielle (NM) vs. Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) 7-5, 1-3 DNF
5. Munday, Natasha (NM) vs. McCollister, Kali (SU) 7-5, 1-2 DNF
6. Chen, Polly (NM) vs. Kreutzer, Lily-Ana (SU) 6-2, 5-3 DNF
1. Gianan, Hannah/Kreutzer, Lily-Ana (SU) def. Copas, Ruth/Quevedo, Danielle (NM) 6-3
2. Huang, Albie/Chen, Polly (NM) def. Jung, Kyra/Asciuto, Martina (SU) 7-5
3. Murgett, Bronte/Munday, Natasha (NM) def. McCollister, Kali/Sanabria, Aranza (SU) 6-1
Seattle U 5-8, 0-0 WAC
New Mexico 6-7, 0-0 MWC
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,1,2)