Aztecs sweep doubles draws, log five singles victories
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September 29, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis team finished first day as host of the SDSU Fall Classic I with several victories, sweeping its doubles matchups and winning five of seven singles draws. The three-day tournament continues tomorrow at the Aztec Tennis Center.
The Aztecs got off to a strong start with three victories in doubles action. In the red bracket, senior Paola Diaz and freshman Abbie Mulbarger dominated CSUN’s Alicia Dinkelmeyer and Emma Roenholt, 6-1.
Aztec junior Jenny Moinard and sophomore Mia Smith took it to 7-5 against Maria Paula Medina and Milena Baigorria of UTEP in the gold draw.
In the round robin bracket, junior Magda Aubets and sophomore Berta Acero came up with a close win over CSUN’s Arpe Bagumyan and Lisa Nosenko, 7-6(4).
SDSU continued to battle through singles, as freshman Nnena Nadozie took Tamara Culibrk of SJSU to three sets in the red bracket and claimed a 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory. Aubets was less fortunate in the bracket, falling in three sets to Emilia Occhipinti of GCU, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
In the black draw, Mulbarger struggled against SJSU’s Miyo Kobayashi, falling 6-0, 6-2, but Moinard knocked off her opponent, Medina of UTEP, in a 6-2, 6-3 match.
Acero was the sole Aztec playing in the white bracket, where she had a close battle in the first set, but finished off CSUN’s Bagumyan in the second set, 7-6(5), 6-0. Smith, in similar fashion, kept her win over UTEP’s Alisa Morozova to two sets with a 7-6(4), 6-1 victory in the gold draw.
Diaz faced a close match against Monika Van de Vondel of CSUN, but preserved an edge and claimed a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory in the blue bracket.
Day two of the tournament continues tomorrow at the Aztec Tennis Center and begins with doubles play at 9 a.m., immediately followed by singles action.
SDSU Fall Classic I – Day One
Sept. 29, 2017
Aztec Tennis Center
Diaz/Mulbarger (SDSU) def. Dinkelmeyer/Roenholt (CSUN) – 6-1
Moinard/Smith (SDSU) def. Medina/Baigorria (UTEP) – 7-5
Round Robin Draw
Aubets/Acero (SDSU) def. Bagumyan/Nosenko (CSUN) – 7-6(4)
Nnena Nadozie (SDSU) def. Tamara Culibrk (SJSU) – 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Emilia Occhipinti (GCU) def. Magda Aubets (SDSU) – 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Miyo Kobayashi (SJSU) def. Abbie Mulbarger (SDSU) – 6-0, 6-2
Jenny Moinard (SDSU) def. Maria Paula Medina (UTEP) – 6-2, 6-3
Berta Acero (SDSU) def. Arpe Bagumyan (CSUN) – 7-6(5), 6-0
Mia Smith (SDSU) def. Alisa Morozova (UTEP) – 7-6(4), 6-1
Paola Diaz (SDSU) def. Monika Van de Vondel (CSUN) – 2-6, 6-4, 6-1