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No. 54 WT Drops 6-1 Decision To No. 41 Washington

San Diego State fell, 6-1, to No. 41 Washington on Friday.
San Diego State fell, 6-1, to No. 41 Washington on Friday.

Feb. 14, 2014

SEATTLE, Wash. - The 54th-ranked San Diego State women's tennis team fell short to No. 41 Washington, 6-1, on Friday afternoon. The Aztecs fell behind early in doubles play and despite a valiant effort in singles action, could not come up with enough points to take down the Huskies. With the loss, SDSU has a 4-4 record on the season.

The Huskies set the tone at the start of play as Julija Lukac and Andjela Nemcevic were the first to post points as they got past Tami Nguyen and Kennedy Davis, 8-2, in third doubles. On court No. 1, Elianne Douglas Miron and Riko Shimizu clinched the point for Washington as the defeated Laura Antonaña Iriarte and Kristin Buth, 8-5. The second doubles match between Grace Ysidora and Natali Coronel and Dora Somoracz and Hailey Johnson was a close decision at 7-7 (6), with the Aztecs taking the decision.

In singles play, Coronel gave the Huskies their second point by topping Johnson on court No. 6, 6-1, 6-0. In first singles, No. 35 Antonaña Iriarte continued her win streak in singles competition, bringing the total to seven-straight matches, as she dismissed Ysidora, 6-1, 6-3. On court No. 3, Nguyen dropped her first set to Lukac but fought back and took the second. Ultimately Lukac took the point and the decision, 6-0, 1-6, 6-3. In fifth singles, Somoracz fell to Shimizu, 6-4, 6-4. On court No. 2, Buth took the first set but could not keep up with Dougla-Miron and would drop the match, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1. Fourth singles would be the final match of the day and proved to be a battle. Davis took the first set for SDSU but Nemcevic fought back and took the second. The final set of the match remained close but Nemcevic came away with the point, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

The Aztecs will complete their stay in the Northwest tomorrow when they face 35th-ranked Saint Mary's at noon.

No. 41 Washington 6, No. 54 San Diego State 1
Nordstrom Tennis Center
February 14, 2014

Doubles
1. Elianne Douglas Miron/Riko Shimizu (UW) def. Laura Antonaña Iriarte/Kristin Buth (SDSU) - 8-5
2. Dora Somoracz/Hailey Johnson (SDSU) def. Grace Ysidora/Natali Coronel (UW) - 7-7 (6)
3. Julija Lukac/Andjela Nemcevic (UW) def. Tami Nguyen/Kennedy Davis (SDSU) - 8-2
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2

Singles
1. Laura Antonaña Iriarte (SDSU) def. Grace Ysidora (UW) - 6-1, 6-3
2. Elianne Douglas-Miron (UW) def. Kristin Buth (SDSU) - 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
3. Julija Lukac (UW) def. Tami Nguyen (SDSU) - 6-0, 1-6, 6-3
4. Andjela Nemcevic (UW) def. Kennedy Davis (SDSU) - 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
5. Riko Shimizu (UW) def. Dora Somoracz (SDSU) - 6-4, 6-4
6. Natali Coronel (UW) def. Hailey Johnson (SDSU) - 6-1, 6-0
Order of finish: 6, 1, 3, 5, 2, 4