SMU W-Tennis Sweeps Doubleheader

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DALLAS (SMU) – The SMU women’s tennis team claimed two wins on Monday, sweeping Collin College 7-0 and defeating Northwestern State 6-1 at the SMU Tennis Complex.

The Mustangs struck first against Collin College, the No. 12-ranked junior/community college in the ITA rankings, by quickly earning the doubles point with wins on courts two and three. Karina Traxler/Sarai Monarrez Yesaki defeated Sydney Albro/Makeilah Turner, 6-0, while Ana Perez-Lopez/Nicole Petchey defeated Nicole Maldonado/Taylor Chapman, 6-1.

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SMU continued its dominance in singles, winning each match in straight sets to complete a 7-0 sweep of Collin College.

In the second match, the Mustangs again pulled ahead with three doubles victories. The duos of Traxler/Monarrez Yesaki and Perez-Lopez/Petchey each earned their second wins of the day. Tiffany Hollebeck and Anzhelika Shapovalova finished up their match with a 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles, giving SMU a 1-0 lead heading into singles.




Perez-Lopez stood out in singles play, wrapping up a 6-1, 6-1 win over Kateryna Avram. The junior improved to an impressive 6-1 in all spring dual matchups. Traxler followed with a 6-1, 6-0 win on court three over Ela Iwaniuk. The match-clinching point was won on court four, with Nicole Petchey up 6-2, 4-1 over Emilija Dancetovic when the match was retired.

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SMU and Northwestern State played out each match, giving victories to Tiffany Hollebeck on court six (6-1, 7-5) and Anzhelika Shapovalova on court two (6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (4)).

The Mustangs face off against Texas A&M on Saturday, Feb. 17, at noon at the SMU Tennis Complex.

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SMU 7, Collin College 0
Feb. 12, 2018 – SMU Tennis Complex

Doubles (order of finish: 2, 3)
Tiffany Hollebeck / Anzhelika Shapovalova (SMU) vs. Jayme Waites / Hannah Rey (CC) 4-2 unfinished
Karina Traxler / Sarai Monarrez Yesaki (SMU) def. Sydney Albro / Makeilah Turner (CC) 6-0
Ana Perez-Lopez / Nicole Petchey (SMU) def. Nicole Maldonado / Taylor Chapman (CC) 6-1

Singles (order of finish: 6, 5, 4, 3, 1, 2)
Sarai Monarrez Yesaki (SMU) def. Jayme Waites (CC) 6-3, 6-0
Nicole Petchey (SMU) def. Makeilah Turner (CC) 6-2, 6-4
Anzhelika Shapovalova (SMU) def. Hannah Rey (CC) 6-1, 6-1
Ana Perez-Lopez (SMU) def. Nicole Maldonado (CC) 6-1, 6-1
Karina Traxler (SMU) def. Sydney Albro (CC) 6-0, 6-0
Tiffany Hollebeck (SMU) def. Tiffani Holman (CC) 6-0, 6-0

SMU 6, Northwestern State 1
Feb. 12, 2018 – SMU Tennis Complex

Doubles (Order of finish: 2, 3, 1)
Karina Traxler / Sarai Monarrez Yesaki (SMU) def. Polina Mutel / Polina Ivanova (NWSU) 6-2
Anzhelika Shapovalova / Tiffany Hollebeck (SMU) def. Emilija Dancetovic / Kateryna Avram (NWSU) 6-1
Ana Perez-Lopez / Nicole Petchey (SMU) def. Judit Castillo / Ela Iwaniuk (NWSU) 6-2

Singles (Order of finish: 5, 3, 4, 6, 1, 2)
Polina Mutel (NWSU) def. Sarai Monarrez Yesaki (SMU) 6-1, 7-5
Anzhelika Shapovalova (SMU) def. Polina Ivanova (NWSU) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (4)
Karina Traxler (SMU) def. Ela Iwaniuk (NWSU) 6-1, 6-0
Nicole Petchey (SMU) def. Emilija Dancetovic (NWSU) 6-2, 4-1 retired
Ana Perez-Lopez (SMU) def. Kateryna Avram (NWSU) 6-1, 6-1
Tiffany Hollebeck (SMU) def. Judit Castillo (NWSU) 6-1, 7-5