Lady Cardinals Tennis Splits Weekend Matches

GO CARDINALS Maria Gutierrez won both of her matches over the weekend.
Maria Gutierrez won both of her matches over the weekend.

March 9, 2009

BEAUMONT - The Lamar University women's tennis team split a pair of weekend road matches in Southland Conference play, downing Texas State 4-3 on Saturday and falling at UT Arlington 6-1 on Sunday.

The Lady Cardinals opened the weekend with the 4-3 win at Texas State, winning matches in the top four singles spots to claim the match. In Sunday's loss to Arlington, Lamar's one point came from senior Maria Gutierrez who claimed her match in the No. 2 singles spot.

"We had a decent weekend on the courts, but dropping Sunday's match against UTA was a little tough to swallow," head coach David Wong said. "Arlington has a very good team and we fought hard, but we fell a little short down the stretch in a few of the matches. We'll get back out there on Tuesday against North Texas and try to put this one behind us."

The weekend split gives Lamar a 5-3on the year and 3-1 in Southland Conference play. They will be back in action again on Tuesday when they take on North Texas at 3 p.m.

Below is a list of the Lady Cardinals results against Texas State and UT Arlington.

Lamar 4, Texas State 3
Singles competition
1. Mariaryeni Gutierrez (LU) def. Andrea Giraldo (TXST) 6-3, 6-4
2. Maria Gutierrez (LU) def. Ashley Ellis (TXST) 6-3, 6-0
3. Carla Nava (LU) def. Nyssa Peele (TXST) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
4. Manijee Ashrafi (LU) def. Lainy Chafitz (TXST) 6-3, 6-0
5. Kiki Kruse (TXST) def. Manami Kuroda (LU-W) 6-1, 6-1
6. Mackenzie Farmer (TXST) def. Salina Aranda (LU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2



Doubles competition
1. Andrea Giraldo/Lainy Chafitz (TXST) def. Mariaryeni Gutierrez/Maria Gutierrez (LU) 8-3
2. Carla Nava/Manijee Ashrafi (LU) def. Ashley Ellis/Nyssa Peele (TXST) 8-5
3. Kiki Kruse/Mackenzie Farmer (TXST) def. Manami Kuroda/Salina Aranda (LU-W) 8-4

UTA 6, Lamar 1
Singles competition
1. Monika Hadvigerova (UTA) def. Mariaryeni Gutierrez (LU) 3-6, 7-6, 11-9
2. Maria Gutierrez (LU) def. Daiana Negreanu (UTA) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6
3. Klara Jagosova (UTA) def. Carla Nava (LU) 6-4, 6-2
4. Katarina Mlcochova (UTA) def. Manijee Ashrafi (LU) 7-6, 6-3
5. Maria Martinez-Romer (UTA) def. Manami Kuroda (LU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Nikola Matovivoa (UTA) def. Salina Aranda (LU) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Klara Jagosova/Daiana Negreanu (UTA) def. Maria Gutierrez/Carla Nava (LU) 8-2
2. Maria Martinez-Romer/Nikola Matovivoa (UTA) def. Manijee Ashrafi/Salina Aranda (LU) 8-6
3. Monika Hadvigerova/Katarina Mlcochova (UTA) def. Mariaryeni Gutierrez/Manami Kuroda (LU) 8-1

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