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Women Netters Blank Southern Utah

Feb. 15, 2013


LAS VEGAS ( - The 58th-ranked UNLV women's tennis team only dropped one set in downing Southern Utah 7-0 in its second match of the day Friday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

The Lady Rebels improved to 4-3 overall after a day that saw them open with a 4-3 defeat at the hands of San Jose State.

UNLV swept the doubles matches for one team point. Lucia Batta and Nives Pavlovic won 8-1 over Olva Kunz and Aleksandra Ivanova at No. 1; Aleksandra Josifoska and Janine Erasmus downed Veronika Rogova and Madeline Skaras at No. 2; and Ella Bourchier and Alexis Garrett won 8-3 against Anastasia Vasileva and Afton Staheli on court three.

In singles play, Josifoska, ranked 19th in the nation, rolled past Kunz, 6-0, 6-1; Batta got by Rogova, 7-6, 6-1; Pavlovic used a super-tiebreaker to fight off Ivanova, 1-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4); Anett Ferenczi-Bako defeated Skaras, 6-2, 6-2; Bourchier won 6-1, 6-0 over Vasileva; while Garrett won by that same score over Afton at the final position.

Next up, UNLV hosts BYU a week from today starting with doubles at 10 a.m. Admission to all matches is free of charge.

Feb. 15, 2013 at Las Vegas, NV
(Fertitta Tennis Complex)


Singles competition 1. #19 Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) def. KUNZ, Olya (SUU) 6-0, 6-1 2. Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. ROGOVA, Veronika (SUU) 7-6, 6-1 3. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) def. IVANOVA, Aleksandra (SUU) 1-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-4) 4. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) 6-2, 6-2 5. Ella Bourchier (UNLV) def. VASILEVA, Anastasiia (SUU) 6-1, 6-0 6. Alexis Garrett (UNLV) def. STAHELI, Afton (SUU) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition 1. Lucia Batta/Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) def. KUNZ, Olya/IVANOVA, Aleksandra (SUU) 8-1 2. Aleksandra Josifoska/Janine Erasmus (UNLV) def. ROGOVA, Veronika/SKARAS, Madeline (SUU) 8-2 3. Ella Bourchier/Alexis Garrett (UNLV) def. VASILEVA, Anastasiia/STAHELI, Afton (SUU) 8-3



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