The LMU women's tennis team (3-2) collected its first road victory of the year on Wednesday, traveling to Long Beach State and posting a 6-1 victory over the 49ers (3-4) from the Rhodes Tennis Center.
LMU impressed across the board in the win, capturing two of the three doubles courts, and all but one singles decision. Veronica Miroshnichenko and Eva Marie Voracek, the 22nd-ranked team in the nation according to the ITA rankings, earned the clinching win in doubles, defeating Lena Pacholski/Natalia Munoz, 7-5. Siobhan Anderson and Anna Romeka also won in doubles, knocking off Lalita Devarakonda/Carlota Casasampere, 6-2.
All but two of LMU's singles victories came in straight sets, as Voracek, Yesica De Lucas and Camila Tumosa all captured victories in that fashion. Voracek dispatched Munoz, 6-4, 6-2 at #2 singles, while De Lucas topped Devarakonda, 6-4, 6-1, at #4 in the order. Competing at #6 singles, Tumosa posted a 7-6 (3), 6-3 win over Casasampere.
LMU also received victories from Miroshnichenko and Anderson at #1 and #3, respectively. Miroshnichenko, the 27th-ranked player, outlasted Pacholski, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, while Anderson defeated Maren Helgo, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 in comeback fashion to pick up the point.
The Lions will remain at home this week, welcoming Nevada to LMU on Friday for a 10 a.m. match. Live stats and video can be found at LMULions.com.
LMU 6, Long Beach State 1
Feb 21, 2018 at Long Beach, Calif. (Rhodes Tennis Center)
1. #27 V. Miroshnichenko (LMU) def. Lena Pacholski (CSULB) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
2. Eva Marie Voracek (LMU) def. Natalia Munoz (CSULB) 6-4, 6-2
3. Siobhan Anderson (LMU) def. Maren Helgo (CSULB) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
4. Yesica De Lucas (LMU) def. Lalita Devarakonda (CSULB) 6-4, 6-1
5. Sadaf Sadeghvaziri (CSULB) def. Anna Romeka (LMU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Camila Tumosa (LMU) def. Carlota Casasampere (CSULB) 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
1. #22 V. Miroshnichenko/Eva Marie Voracek (LMU) def. Lena Pacholski/Natalia Munoz (CSULB) 7-5
2. Siobhan Anderson/Anna Romeka (LMU) def. Lalita Devarakonda/Carlota Casasampere (CSULB) 6-2
3. Sadaf Sadeghvaziri/Georgia Gulin (CSULB) def. Elvira Juravliova/Camila Tumosa (LMU) 6-0
Long Beach State 3-4
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (5,2,4,6,3,1)
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