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Women's Tennis Opens Season With Shutout

Jan. 19, 2018

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LAS VEGAS ( - 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
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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