Aztecs battle for a solid win over the Rainbow Wahine
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February 18, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State women's tennis earned a hard-fought victory Monday over Hawai’i, 5-2. The Aztecs captured a win in doubles and went on to swipe four matches in singles action.
The Aztecs went into Monday’s dual with great energy in doubles play, capturing their seventh point of the season against Hawai’i. Freshmen Agustina Rimoldi Godoy and Aesha Patel let a 6-2 decision slip away against Michelle Pits and Alzbeta Houbova on the third court, but sophomore Nnena Nadozie and freshman Alicia Melosch strung together a 7-5 win over Petra Melounova and Roxanne Resma in the top seed. The doubles decision came down to senior Jenny Moinard and junior Mia Smith on court two, where the pair came out on top in their seven-point tie break with a 7-6 (3) finish over Maayan Sela and Nikola Dolakova.
SDSU held onto much of its momentum from the doubles win going into singles play, but Moinard wasn’t able to come back against Melounova in the top seed, dropping a 6-3, 6-1 decision. Freshman Abbie Mulbarger battled for a 6-4, 6-3 win over Resma in the fifth seed, while Nadozie finished off Dolakova 6-2, 6-3, on court three to boost the Aztecs’ point total to three.
On court two, freshman Shakhnoza Khatamova fought through three sets but couldn’t put away Sela, falling 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the matchup, but Melosch completed her three-set match at 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (1) over Pits to clinch the win for the Aztecs. With Rimoldi Godoy remaining on court six, the freshman captured a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 decision against Houbova to wrap up the dual.
SDSU picks up its seventh doubles point of the season in its win over Hawai’i.
The 6-3 Aztecs get set to play at USD on Saturday, Feb. 23 in an 11 a.m. match.
San Diego State 5, Hawai’i 2
Feb. 18, 2019
Aztec Tennis Center
1. Nnena Nadozie/Alicia Melosch (SDSU) def. Melounova, Petra/Resma, Roxanne (UH) 7-5
2. Jenny Moinard/Mia Smith (SDSU) def. Sela, Maayan/Dolakova, Nikola (UH) 7-6 (7-3)
3. Pits, Michelle/Houbova, Alzbeta (UH) def. Agustina Rimoldi/Aesha Patel (SDSU) 6-2
Order of finish: 3, 1, 2
SDSU wins doubles point
1. Melounova, Petra (UH) def. Jenny Moinard (SDSU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Sela, Maayan (UH) def. Shakhnoza Khatamova (SDSU) 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
3. Nnena Nadozie (SDSU) def. Dolakova, Nikola (UH) 6-2, 6-3
4. Alicia Melosch (SDSU) def. Pits, Michelle (UH) 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-1)
5. Abbie Mulbarger (SDSU) def. Resma, Roxanne (UH) 6-4, 6-3
6. Agustina Rimoldi (SDSU) def. Houbova, Alzbeta (UH) 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
Order of finish: 1, 5, 3, 2, 4*, 6
* Match clinching dual