Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
Beaty Flores
WTEN edges Youngstown State
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 03/10/2013
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NEW ORLEANS, La. - A 6-4, 7-5 win from Almudena Sanz at No. 2 singles tilted the decision in the favor of the Idaho women's tennis team on Sunday as the Vandals beat Youngstown State 4-3.

The Vandals have now won four out of their last six matches and improve to 5-7 on the season. Youngstown State drops to 7-5 on the season with the loss.

"The team fought really hard today and it was a really good win for us," Idaho coach Myriam Sopel said.

For Sopel, the win meant a little extra, as she was coaching against her brother Mickeal Sopel, an assistant coach for YSU.

"It was really nice to beat my brother, that made it even more special," she said.

The Vandals won the doubles point with an 8-3 win at No. 1 from Sanz and Victoria Lozano and an 8-2 win at No. 2 from Rita Bermudez and Beaty Flores. Belen Barcenilla won 6-3, 7-5 at No. 4 singles and Flores won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 before Sanz clinched the victory with her win at No. 2.

The Vandals return to action March 12 when they face Xavier of Louisiana, the No. 10 ranked team in NAIA.

Idaho 4, Youngstown State 3
March 10, 2013
New Orleans, La.

1. Paula de Man (YSU) def. Victoria Lozano (UI) 6-2, 6-0
2. Almudena Sanz (UI) def. Margarita Sadovnikova (YSU) 6-4, 7-5
3. Marta Burak (YSU) def. Constance Alexander (UI) 6-4, 6-1
4. Belen Barcenilla (UI) def. Carolyn Jesko (YSU) 6-3, 7-5
5. Beaty Flores (UI) def. Lauren Hankle (YSU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Annina Brendel (YSU) def. Alejandra Lozano (UI) 6-4, 6-4

1. Victoria Lozano/Almudena Sanz (UI) def. Margarita Sadovnikova/Marta Burak (YSU) 8-3
2. Rita Bermudez/Beaty Flores (UI) def. Paula de Man/Lauren Hankle (YSU) 8-2
3. Carolyn Jesko/Annina Brendel (YSU) def. Belen Barcenilla/Sophie Vickers (UI) 8-6

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