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Lady Rebs Shut Out Lobos

April 7, 2013


SAN DIEGO ( - The 71st-ranked UNLV women's tennis team completed a three-match swing in San Diego with a 7-0 whitewash of New Mexico on Sunday at the Aztec Tennis Center.

The Lady Rebels improved to 12-6 overall and 2-1 in Mountain West play.

UNLV started the morning by winning two of three doubles matches to earn a 1-0 lead. Aleksandra Josifoska and Janine Erasmus downed Sarah Khan and Michaela Oldani, 8-5, on court two after Iren Kotseva and Ella Bourchier defeated Kristin Eggleston and Katie Wookey, 8-4, at the third position.

In singles play, the Lady Rebs won six matches in straight sets to clinch it. Lucia Batta, ranked 90th in the nation, downed Nikolina Grbac, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 2; Nives Pavlovic flew by Eggleston, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 3; Anett Ferenczi-Bako fought off Khan, 6-3, 7-5, at No. 4; Erasmus swept Oldani, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 5; and Kotseva got by Laura Richardson, 6-2, 7-5, on court six. The final point came at the top of the lineup where Michaela Bezdickova was testing 32nd-ranked Josifoska before the UNLV junior standout rallied for a 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8) victory in a super-tiebreaker.

Next up, UNLV will host Nevada, Reno on Saturday starting with doubles play at 10 a.m. Admission to all matches at the Fertitta Tennis Complex is free of charge.

April 7, 2013 at San Diego, CA
(Aztec Tennis Center)

Singles competition 1. #32 Aleksandra Josifoska (UNLV) def. Michaela Bezdickova (UNM) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8) 2. #90 Lucia Batta (UNLV) def. Nikolina Grbac (UNM) 6-3, 6-1 3. Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) def. Kristin Eggleston (UNM) 6-3, 6-1 4. Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Sarah Khan (UNM) 6-3, 7-5 5. Janine Erasmus (UNLV) def. Michaela Oldani (UNM) 6-3, 6-2 6. Iren Kotseva (UNLV) def. Laura Richardson (UNM) 6-2, 7-5

Doubles competition 1. Bezdickova/Richardson (UNM) def. Lucia Batta/Nives Pavlovic (UNLV) 9-8 2. Aleksandra Josifoska/Janine Erasmus (UNLV) def. Khan/Oldani (UNM) 8-5 3. Iren Kotseva/Ella Bourchier (UNLV) def. Eggleston/Wookey (UNM) 8-4



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