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Aztec Women's Tennis Falls to New Mexico in MWC Semifinals

Senior Katalina Romero
Senior Katalina Romero

April 30, 2004

SAN DIEGO -- Top-seeded New Mexico rallied to claim the doubles point and used victories at the bottom of its single lineup to defeat fourth-seeded San Diego State, 4-0, in the semifinal round of the 2004 Mountain West Conference Women's Tennis Championship at the Barnes Center on Friday.

The Aztecs had leads in all three doubles matches, but the Lobos rallied to claim the point with victories at numbers one and two. New Mexico then used straight-set victories at singles four through six to eliminate the defending conference champions.

New Mexico dropped just 13 games in their three singles victories in what otherwise was a very competitive match. San Diego State was up a set at number three and tied at number one when play when New Mexico clinched the match.

The Lobos will face second-seeded Brigham Young for the conference title on Saturday at the Barnes Tennis Center.

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE WOMEN'S SEMIFINALS
(2) Brigham Young 4, (3) UNLV 0
(1) New Mexico 4, (4) San Diego State 0

MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE WOMEN'S CONSOLATION (7) Utah 4, (6) Wyoming 2 (5) Colorado State 4, (8) Air Force 1

MWC WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP: (1) New Mexico vs. (2) Brigham Young; Saturday Noon PDT MOWC WOMEN'S FIFTH-PLACE MATCH: (5) Colorado State vs. (7) Utah; Saturday 9 a.m. PDT Note: There are no third-place or seventh-place matches.

(1) NEW MEXICO 4, (4) SAN DIEGO STATE 0

Match Start Time: 2 p.m. PDT Weather: 68 degrees, winds out of the north at 15 mph; sunny and breezy

DOUBLES -- No. 1 - Maja Kovacek/Sandy Lukowski (UNM) def. Indra Erichsen/Katalina Romero (SDSU), 8-6 No. 2 - Iva Gersic/Maria Ruiz-Fabrega (UNM) def. Dita Hauerlandova/Alesya Vidov (SDSU), 8-4 No. 3 - Michelle Heidbrink/Tiffany Robertson (UNM) vs. Sarah Sansom/Patricia Graf (SDSU), 7-6, DNF Order of Finish: 2, 1 Clinched Point: 1

SINGLES -- No. 1 - Katalina Romero (SDSU) vs. Maja Kovacek (UNM), 6-6, DNF No. 2 - Iva Gersic (UNM) vs. Dita Hauerlandova (SDSU), 6-4, 2-2, DNF No. 3 - Indra Erichsen (SDSU) vs. Tiffany Robertson (UNM), 6-3, 3-2, DNF No. 4 - Michelle Heidbrink (UNM) def. Alesya Vidov (SDSU), 6-4, 6-2 No. 5 - Sandy Lukowski (UNM) def. Patricia Graf (SDSU), 6-1, 6-2 No. 6 - Tjasa Suvak (UNM) def. Sarah Sansom (SDSU), 6-3, 6-1 Order of Finish: 6, 5, 4 Clinched Match: 4