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Women's Tennis Opens Season With Shutout

Jan. 19, 2018

Box Score

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV women’s tennis team opened its 2018 dual match season by blanking New Mexico State 7-0 at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on a breezy Friday.

The hosts took both completed doubles matches and then swept singles play.

Junior Aiwen Zhu, who went 22-6 in singles last season, continued to impress at the No. 1 spot in the lineup, downing Vanessa Valdez, 6-2, 6-2, to improve to 11-1 in her career when playing at the top position.

NET NOTE: Since losing to Oregon to open the 2015 season, UNLV has won three straight lid-lifters – all against NMSU – by a combined score of 18-0.

REBEL OF THE MATCH: Juliet Zhang, a freshman out of Vancouver, Canada, went a combined 2-0 in her first team match at UNLV, including shutting out her opponent at the sixth position of singles, 6-0, 6-0.

STAT OF THE MATCH: UNLV lost only one set in both singles and doubles play.

QUOTABLE: "This is a solid start to the dual match season. I thought our three new girls handled the situation well and were successful on the big points.” -UNLV head coach Kevin Cory

NEXT FOR THE REBELS: After taking Saturday off, the Rebels are back on the courts Sunday when they host Weber State, starting with doubles play a 10 a.m. Admission to all UNLV home matches is free of charge.

Women’s Tennis Match Results
UNLV 7, NEW MEXICO STATE 0
Jan. 19, 2018, at Las Vegas
(Fertitta Tennis Complex)

Singles competition 1. Aiwen Zhu (UNLV) def. Valdez, Vanessa (NMSU) 6-2, 6-2 2. Anna Bogoslavets (UNLV) def. Keizerward, Rebecca (NMSU) 7-5, 6-1 3. En-Pei Huang (UNLV) def. Harlas, Lindsay (NMSU) 6-1, 7-5 4. Izumi Asano (UNLV) def. Rubio, Yadira (NMSU) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-3) 5. Samantha Li (UNLV) def. Janssen, Quinty (NMSU) 7-6, 6-3 6. Juliet Zhang (UNLV) def. Arnaudova, Eli (NMSU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition 1. Aiwen Zhu/En-Pei Huang (UNLV) def. Rubio, Yadira/Harlas, Lindsay (NMSU) 6-4 2. Anna Bogoslavets/Samantha Li (UNLV) vs. Keizerward, Rebecca/Janssen, Quinty (NMSU) DNF 3. Izumi Asano/Juliet Zhang (UNLV) def. Valdez, Vanessa/Colvee, Helena (NMSU) 6-2 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (6,1,2,4,3,5)


 

 

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