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Lady Rebels Roll Over Rams

April 12, 2008

SAN DIEGO - The 51st-ranked UNLV women's tennis team posted its sixth shutout of the season, 7-0 over Colorado State, in a neutral-site affair at the Aztec Tennis Center Saturday.

With their fourth straight win, the Lady Rebels improved to 13-8 overall and 5-2 in Mountain West Conference play. The Rams fell to 6-9 and 0-5.

UNLV began the day by sweeping three doubles matches for one team point. The 48th-ranked duo of Elena Gantcheva and Kristina Nedeltcheva stayed perfect in MWC play (7-0) with an 8-2 at the top sport. Also winning was Anna Maskaljun and Katy Williams at No. 2 and Alisa Razina and Sharon Marin on court three.

UNLV lost only two sets in singles play. Senior star Gantcheva, ranked 35th, improved to 26-10 overall and 6-1 in league play when her opponent, Hilary Tyler, retired trailing 5-0 at the No. 1 position.

Nedeltcheva won her match at No. 2, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6) over Laura Neal, Nikol Dimitrova downed Lauren Strasburger 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3, Maskaljun defeated Anette Pohjalainen 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4, Williams downed Caitlin Fluegge 6-1, 6-2 at No. 5 and Adrienn Hidvegi rallied past Greer Satherlie 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 on court six.

The Lady Rebels will close out the regular season by facing Air Force on Sunday in San Diego.

At Aztec Tennis Center, San Diego

DOUBLES: (UNLV EARNS ONE TEAM POINT) 1. #48 Gantcheva/Nedeltcheva (UNLV) def. Strasburger/Tyler (CSU) 8-2 2. Maskaljun/Williams (UNLV) def. Neal/Pohjalainen (CSU) 8-4 3. Alisa Razina/Sharon Marin (UNLV) def. Sarah Seltsam/Kirsten Stople (CSU) 8-2 ORDER OF FINISH: 1,3*,2

SINGLES: (UNLV EARNS SIX TEAM POINTS) 1. #35 Elena Gantcheva (UNLV) def. Hilary Tyler (CSU) 5-0 retired 2. Kristina Nedeltcheva (UNLV) def. Laura Neal (CSU) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6) 3. Nikol Dimitrova (UNLV) def. Lauren Strasburger (CSU) 6-4, 6-2 4. Anna Maskaljun (UNLV) def. Anette Pohjalainen (CSU) 6-2, 6-3 5. Katy Williams (UNLV) def. Caitlin Fluegge (CSU) 6-1, 6-2 6. Adrienn Hidvegi (UNLV) def. Greer Satherlie (CSU) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 ORDER OF FINISH: 1,5,4*,6,3,2 *CLINCHING MATCH



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