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WT Remains Perfect In League Play; Edges Nevada, 4-3

Laura Antonana Iriarte clinched the win for SDSU in third singles on Sunday.
Laura Antonana Iriarte clinched the win for SDSU in third singles on Sunday.

April 14, 2013

LAS VEGAS - The San Diego State women's tennis team remained undefeated on Sunday as the 48th-ranked Aztecs got past Nevada, 4-3. SDSU fell behind early by dropping the doubles point but did just enough in singles play to get the win. The Aztecs move up to 16-4 on the season and retain their hold on first place in the Mountain West with a 5-0 league record.

Nevada got on the board first as Michelle Okremchuck and Emma Verberne defeated Michela Casanova and Laura Antonana Iriarte in first doubles, 8-2. On court No. 3, Alicia Aguilar and Isabelle Hoorn evened things out by downing Sheila Smiley and Carolina Konigsfeldt, 8-4. Despite their best efforts, Julia Wais and Kristin Buth could not finish off Sophie Stevens and Juliette Legendre, with the two members of the Wolf Pack clinching the point, 8-6.

In singles play, Buth completed an impressive win over Smiley on court No. 4, 6-0, 6-0. Freshman Tami Nguyen would give SDSU its first lead of the day by downing Legendre in fifth singles, 6-2, 6-4. On court No. 1, Okremchuck tied things up at 2-all by topping Wais, 6-4, 6-4. In sixth singles, Casanova pulled the Aztecs ahead once again by defeating Monika Magusiak, 7-5, 6-3. On court No. 3, Antonana Iriarte guaranteed the victory for San Diego State by coming out on top in her clash with Stevens, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3). With the win in hand for SDSU, second singles saw Aguilar battle with Verberne as the Nevada senior took the match, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-0).

The Aztecs will get back into action on Tuesday, April 16 at 2 pm PT at Aztec Tennis Center when the team will celebrate senior day and face UC San Diego.

No. 48 San Diego State 4, Nevada 3
Fertitta Tennis Complex
Las Vegas, Nev.

Doubles
1. Michelle Okremchuck/Emma Verberne (UNR) def. Michela Casanova/Laura Antonana Iriarte (SDSU) - 8-2
2. Sophie Stevens/Juliette Legendre (UNR) def. Julia Wais/Kristin Buth (SDSU) - 8-6
3. Alicia Aguilar/Isabelle Hoorn (SDSU) def. Sheila Smiley/Carolina Konigsfeldt (UNR) - 8-4
(Order of finish: 1, 3, 2)

Singles
1. Michelle Okremchuck (UNR) def. Julia Wais (SDSU) - 6-4, 6-4
2. Emma Verberne (UNR) def. Alicia Aguilar (SDSU) - 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-0)
3. Laura Antonana Iriarte (SDSU) def. Sophie Stevens (UNR) - 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3)
4. Kristin Buth (SDSU) def. Sheila Smiley (UNR) - 6-0, 6-0
5. Tami Nguyen (SDSU) def. Juliette Legendre (UNR) - 6-2, 6-4
6. Michela Casanova (SDSU) def. Monika Magusiak (UNR) - 7-5, 6-3
(Order of finish: 4, 5, 1, 6, 3, 2)