LMU women’s tennis (5-2) used strength in singles play en route to capturing a 6-1 victory over SMU (6-6) on Tuesday from the LMU Tennis Center.
The Lions won all six singles matches to avenge a doubles point loss. #22 Veronica Miroshnichenko/Eva Marie Voracek did manage a doubles victory, topping Karina Traxler/Sara Monarrez, 6-2, at the top of the order.
Led by #27 Miroshnichenko at #1 singles, LMU was perfect in singles play, as Miroshnichenko was first to finish with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Liza Buss.
Voracek, LMU’s #2 singles player, followed with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 win over Anzhelika Shapovalova to put LMU ahead 2-1 in the match score before Siobhan Anderson captured a 6-4, 7-5 win over Traxler at #3 singles.
Needing one more decision to seal the team win, LMU received the clincher on court five as Elvira Juravliova defeated Sara Monarrez Yesaki, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5.
Though the match was already decided, the two teams played out the remaining courts, including going to a 10-point tiebreaker on court four. There, freshman Yesica De Lucas topped Nicole Petchey, 4-6, 7-6 (6), 10-7. That tiebreaking win followed a 7-6 (4), 0-6, 6-1 win for Camila Tumosa on court six.
LMU, winner of four straight matches, will stay at home this weekend, welcoming Penn to campus on Sunday for an 11 a.m. contest.
LMU 6, SMU 1
Feb 28, 2018 at Los Angeles, Calif. (LMU Tennis Center)
1. #27 V. Miroshnichenko (LMU) def. Liza Buss (SMU) 6-3, 6-0
2. Eva Marie Voracek (LMU) def. AnzhelikaShapovalova (SMU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-0
3. Siobhan Anderson (LMU) def. Karina Traxler (SMU) 6-4, 7-5
4. Yesica De Lucas (LMU) def. Nicole Petchey (SMU) 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 10-7
5. Elvira Juravliova (LMU) def. Sara Monarrez Yesaki (SMU) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5
6. Camila Tumosa (LMU) def. Ana Perez-Lopez (SMU) 7-6 (7-4), 0-6, 6-1
1. #22 V. Miroshnichenko/Eva Marie Voracek (LMU) def. Karina Traxler/Sara Monarrez Yesaki (SMU) 6-2
2. Tiffany Hollebeck/AnzhelikaShapovalova (SMU) def. Siobhan Anderson/Camila Tumosa (LMU) 6-3
3. Nicole Petchey/Ana Perez-Lopez (SMU) def. Yesica De Lucas/Sofiya Gaisina (LMU) 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,2,3,5,6,4)
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