Women's Tennis

No. 17 Fresno State Tops LMU

Freshman Jasmin Heckel
Freshman Jasmin Heckel

April 13, 2008


The Loyola Marymount women's tennis team played their last match of the regular season Sunday at 17th-ranked Fresno State. The Bulldogs (14-7) swept the doubles point and carried their momentum into singles for a 6-1 win over the Lions (9-13).

Fresno State began the day with a bang, winning all three doubles matches. At the No. 1 spot, Melanie Gloria and Tinesat Rowe, ranked fourth nationally, defeated seniors Pavla Mesterova and Tamara Tanner, 8-3 freshmen Jasmin Heckel and Shauna Morgan lost to 30th-ranked Renata Kucerkova and Anastasia Petukova on court two, 8-2, and The Bulldogs' Danon Beatty and Jacqueline Haskett beat freshman Caroline Nothnagel and junior Tina Razloznik, 8-5.

The Lions got their only point of the day at No. 6 singles where Nothnagel defeated her opponent, Bruna Paes 6-0, 6-1.

The Bulldogs earned wins in five-of-six singles matches with No. 14 Gloria taking the match from 67th-ranked Mesterova at No 1 (6-0, 6-1), No. 21 Petukhova defeating Tanner at the No. 2 slot (6-0, 6-1), and Kucerkova beating Razloznik on court three (6-4, 6-4).

On courts four and five, Heckel lost to Rowe (6-3, 6-4) and Bulkley fell to Beatty in straight sets (6-1, 6-0).

LMU will head to Moraga, CA next weekend to participate in the WCC Championships April 18-20.

1) No. 4 Gloria/Rowe (FS) def. Mesterova/Tanner (LMU), 8-3
2) No. 30 Kucerkova/Petukhova (FS) def. Heckel/Morgan (LMU), 8-2
3) Beatty/Haskett (FS) def. Nothnagel/Razloznik (LMU), 8-5
Order of completion: 2, 3, 1

1) No. 14 Melanie Gloria (FS) def. No. 67 Pavla Mesterova (LMU), 6-0, 6-1
2) No. 21 Anastasia Petukhova (FS) def. Tamara Tanner (LMU), 6-0, 6-1
3) Renata Kucerkova (FS) def. Tina Razloznik (LMU), 6-4, 6-4
4) Tinesta Rowe (FS) def. Jasmin Heckel (LMU), 6-3, 6-4
5) * Danon Beatty (FS) def. Audrey Bulkley (LMU), 6-1, 6-0
6) Caroline Nothnagel (LMU) def. Bruna Paes (FS), 6-0, 6-1
Order of completion: 2, 1, 6, 5, 4, 3
* clinched match




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