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Women's Tennis Completes Perfect Day

Feb. 9, 2013


LAS VEGAS ( - The 57th-ranked UNLV women's tennis team completed a perfect Saturday with a second 7-0 victory, this time over former Big West Conference-rival Pacific at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

The Lady Rebels evened their record at 2-2 while the Tigers fell to 2-2.

UNLV took both completed doubles matches to earn a 1-0 lead. Aleksandra Josifoska and Janine Erasmus downed Regina Suarez and Gergana Boncheva 8-2 at the second spot while Iren Kotseva and Anett Ferenczi-Bako got by Susan Te and Christina Ferrari, 8-5, on court three. The match at No. 1 was abandoned.

In singles, Josifoska, ranked 20th in the nation, defeated Iveta Masarova, 7-6, 6-2, at the top spot; Lucia Batta downed Hana Ritterova, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 2; Nives Pavlovic topped Te, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 3; and Kotseva downed Ferrari, 6-4, 6-0 at No. 4. The final two matches went to super-tiebreakers and UNLV claimed both as Ferenczi-Bako rallied past Boncheva, 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8) on court five and Ella Bourchier fought off Suarez, 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7), at the sixth spot.

The Lady Rebels return to the courts Sunday when they host Weber State staring with doubles at 10 a.m. Admission to all matches is free of charge.

Feb. 9, 2013
(Fertitta Tennis Complex)

Singles competition 1. #20 Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) def. Iveta Masarova (UOP) 7-6, 6-2 2. Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. Hana Ritterova (UOP) 6-2, 6-2 3. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) def. Susan Te (UOP) 6-3, 6-2 4. Iren Kotseva (UNLV) def. Christina Ferrari (UOP) 6-4, 6-0 5. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Gergana Boncheva (UOP) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8) 6. Ella Bourchier (UNLV) def. Regina Suarez (UOP) 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7)

Doubles competition 1. Lucia Batta/Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) vs. Iveta Masarova/Hana Ritterova (UOP) 6-5, unfinished 2. Aleksandra Josifoska/Janine Erasmus (UNLV) def. Regina Suarez/Gergana Boncheva (UOP) 8-2 3. Anett Ferenczi-Bako/Iren Kotseva (UNLV) def. Susan Te/Christina Ferrari (UOP) 8-5



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