Aztecs took home five championship wins on Sunday
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September 29, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s tennis team finished its time hosting the SDSU Fall Classic I Sunday, as the Aztecs claimed five championship victories in the final day of play.
"Aztec Women's Tennis had a great first event of the fall," noted head women's tennis coach Peter Mattera. "We played very well in both singles and doubles and earned a lot of great wins against very good players. We are tremendously excited about what the rest of the year holds for us."
Following the trend set in the first two days of competition, the Aztecs secured three doubles wins Sunday to close out the Fall Classic. Junior Nnena Nadozie and sophomore Alicia Melosch dominated Mountain West foe San José State University’s (SJSU) Savannah Sendar and Rozalina Youseva with a strong 6-2 win to bring home the red draw’s title. Continuing the Scarlet and Black’s success Sunday was freshman Cécile Morin and sophomore Agustina Rimoldi Godoy, who secured the black draw’s consolation bracket championship with a 6-2 defeat of Grand Canyon University’s Celina Buhr and Mathilde Lirzin.
SDSU split its Sunday matches in the white draw as freshman Julia Jordan and junior Tamara Arnold topped Utah’s Jasmine Rich and Anya Lamoreaux, 6-2, while senior Mia Smith and junior Abbie Mulbarger dropped a tough decision against Cal State Northridge’s (CSUN) Emma Roenholt and Lisa Marie Wurst, 7-6 (6).
In singles action, Jordan kicked off Sunday’s play by collecting third place in the gold draw with a 6-0, 6-0 sweeping victory over the University of Texas at El Paso’s Thassine Abrahim.
The white draw saw both Aztecs drop decisions against SJSU team members, as Melosch fell 3-6, 6-3 (9) to Lara Marco Mas while Mulbarger was clipped by Alba Pedrero Galindo, 7-6 (5), 6-2.
SDSU’s luck turned around in the black draw, as Nadozie snagged her second championship victory of the day, topping CSUN’s Ekaterina Repina, 6-3, 6-0. Rimoldi Godoy followed suit with a statement win over SJSU’s Klara Milojkovic, 6-2, 6-2 to finish first in the silver draw.
The Scarlet and Black closed out the tournament with back-to-back three-set championship match victories. Arnold fought back from a second set defeat to best Utah’s Lindsay Hung, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, earning the top finish in the red draw, while Morin collected the gold draw title with a 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 win over SJSU’s Rozalina Youseva.
San Diego State has a three week hiatus before their next taste of fall competition, participating in the ITA Southwest Regionals Oct. 17-21 at Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, Calif.
SDSU Fall Classic I – Day Three
Sept. 29, 2019
Aztec Tennis Center
*note: Sunday's singles matches were played to best of three sets with a 10-point tiebreak UNLESS the match acted as a championship decider. The score in parenthesis after a two-set score shows the 10-point tiebreak score.
Nadozie/Melosch (SDSU) def. Sendar/Youseva (SJSU)- 6-2
Morin/Rimoldi (SDSU) def. Buhr/Lirzin (GCU)- 6-2
Roenholt/Wurst (CSUN) def. Smith/Mulbarger (SDSU)- 7-6 (6)
Jordan/Arnold (SDSU) def. Rich/Lamoreaux (Utah)- 6-2
Alba Pedrero Galindo (SJSU) def. Abbie Mulbarger (SDSU) – 7-6 (5), 6-2
Lara Marco Mas (SJSU) def. Alicia Melosch (SDSU) – 3-6, 6-3 (11-9)
Cécile Morin (SDSU) def. Rozalina Youseva (SJSU) – 1-6, 7-5, 6-4
Julia Jordan (SDSU) def. Thassane Abrahim (UTEP) –6-0, 6-0
Agustina Rimoldi Godoy (SDSU) def. Klara Milojkovic (SJSU) – 6-2, 6-2
Tamara Arnold (SDSU) def. Lindsay Hung (Utah) – 1-6, 7-5, 6-4
Nnena Nadozie (SDSU) def. Ekaterina Repina (CSUN) – 6-3, 6-0