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WT Drops 4-3 Heartbreaker To No. 43 Long Beach State

Kristen Buth notched a victory in singles but it wasn't enough to upset No. 43 Long Beach State.
Kristen Buth notched a victory in singles but it wasn't enough to upset No. 43 Long Beach State.

Feb. 15, 2013

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State women's tennis team was unable to finish a late rally against 43rd-ranked Long Beach State on Friday, ultimately falling by a score of 4-3. The 49ers would take an early lead by claiming the doubles point, leaving the Aztecs to fight an uphill battle in singles at Aztec Tennis Center.

On court No. 1, and the first to finish, Klaudia Malenovska and Sarah Cantlay defeated seniors Julia Wais and Alicia Aguilar, 8-3. Second and third doubles would finish in that order, with Laura Antonana Iriarte and Tami Nguyen succumbing to Ebba Unden and Karolina Rozenberg, 8-2, while Kristin Buth and Michela Casanova fell to Anne-Sophie Willems and Hazuki Onaga, 8-4.

Long Beach State notched its second point in sixth singles as Willems got past Casanova, 6-4, 6-1. Antonana Iriarte would put SDSU on the board as she downed Cantlay in third singles, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Unden would score her second victory of the day, over Aguilar, 6-4, 6-4. On court No. 5, Buth fought back for San Diego State, defeating Rozenberg, 6-3, 6-1. Freshman Nguyen battled add to her undefeated streak in singles play as she put away Eva Rodriguez, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1. In the tie-breaking and final match, Malenovska broke the Aztecs' heart as she defeated Wais, 6-3, 7-5.

Next up, SDSU will travel north to Los Angeles to take on No. 6 USC on Feb. 20.

No. 43 Long Beach State 4, San Diego State 3
Aztec Tennis Center
San Diego, Calif.

Doubles
1. Klaudia Malenovska/Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) def. Julia Wais/Alicia Aguilar (SDSU) - 8-3
2. Ebba Unden/Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) def. Laura Antonana Iriarte/Tami Nguyen (SDSU) - 8-2
3. Anne-Sophie Willems/Hazuki Onaga (LBSU) def. Kristin Buth/Michela Casanova (SDSU) - 8-4
(Order of finish: 1, 2, 3)

Singles
1. Klaudia Malenovska (LBSU) def. Julia Wais (SDSU) - 6-3, 7-5
2. Ebba Unden (LBSU) def. Alicia Aguilar (SDSU) - 6-4, 6-4
3. Laura Antonana Iriarte (SDSU) def. Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) - 6-3, 7-6 (4)
4. Tami Nguyen (SDSU) def. Eva Rodriguez (LBSU) - 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
5. Kristin Buth (SDSU) def. Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) - 6-3, 6-1
6. Anne-Sophie Willems (LBSU) def. Michela Casanova (SDSU) - 6-4, 6-1
(Order of finish: 6, 3, 2, 5, 4, 1)