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Doubles Decides Women's Tennis

March 22, 2013


LAS VEGAS ( - The UNLV women's tennis team split six singles matches but narrowly dropped the key doubles point at the start of the day in a 4-3 loss to Marshall on Friday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

The Lady Rebels fell to 9-5 with their second straight loss while the Thundering Herd evened its record at 8-8.

UNLV won 8-2 at the second doubles position as Aleksandra Josifoska and Janine Erasmus downed Ellie Ball and Maria Voscekova 8-2. After the Herd won on court three, the point would come down to the top of the lineup and Diminika Zaprazna and Kara Kucin outlated Lucia Batta and Nives Pavlovic 9-8 to give their team a 1-0 lead.

In singles play, UNLV's Big Three got it done again with a trio of straight-set wins: Josifoska, ranked 24th, finished off Zaprazna, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 1; Batta, ranked 103rd, swept Dana Oppinger, 6-1, 6-2, at No. 2; and Pavlovic got by Voscekova, 6-3, 6-4, at No. 3. Marshall won straight-setters of its own on courts four and five so all eyes turned to the No. 6 spot where Lady Rebel Iren Kotseva went three sets with Karlyn Timko but ultimately fell, 6-4, 0-6, 6-4.

Next up, UNLV hosts SMU on Saturday starting with doubles play at 10 a.m. Admission to all matches is free of charge.

March 22, 2013 at Las Vegas, NV
(Fertitta Tennis Complex)

Singles competition 1. #24 Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) def. Dominika Zaprazna (MARSH) 6-1, 6-4 2. #103 Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. Dana Oppinger (MARSH) 6-1, 6-2 3. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) def. Maria Voscekova (MARSH) 6-3, 6-4 4. Kai Broomfield (MARSH) def. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) 7-5, 6-3 5. Kara Kucin (MARSH) def. Janine Erasmus (UNLV) 6-1, 6-3 6. Karlyn Timko (MARSH) def. Iren Kotseva (UNLV) 6-4, 0-6, 6-4

Doubles competition 1. Dominika Zaprazna/Kara Kucin (MARSH) def. Lucia Batta/Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) 9-8 2. Aleksandra Josifoska/Janine Erasmus (UNLV) def. Ellie Ball/Maria Voscekova (MARSH) 8-2 3. Karlyn Timko/Dana Oppinger (MARSH) def. Anett Ferenczi-Bako/Iren Kotseva (UNLV) 8-5



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