Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Beatriz Flores
Women's tennis edges Houston
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 03/16/2012
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LAS VEGAS - After dropping the doubles point to find itself in an early hole, the Idaho women's tennis team rallied for a 4-3 victory over Houston in Las Vegas on Friday.

Idaho won at No. 3 doubles as Alejandra Lozano and Beatriz Flores took an 8-6 victory, but Houston took the point  by winning at the top two doubles spots 8-4 and 8-4.

But the Vandals bounced back in singles play. Victoria Lozano won 6-4, 6-4 at the top singles spot, while Almudena Sanz won 6-4, 7-6 at No. 2. Molly Knox fell 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 in a tight three-setter at the third singles spot, but Idaho clinched the match victory with wins from Sophie Vickers and Beatriz Flores ad Nos. 4 and 6, respectively.

"It was a really good win for us," Idaho coach Dan Pollock said. "We've been off for a couple of weeks so it was good to see the girls out there not looking too rusty. We can out in singles and got over that slow start and really dug in, gritted our teeth and pulled out a good win for the program. The girls did what they were supposed to do and stuck to the game plan."

The win is Idaho's eighth in its last 10 matches, and the Vandals improve to 12-5 on the season overall. Idaho will face Kansas in Las Vegas on Sunday to wrap up the weekend.

"I'm looking forward to another tough match against Kansas," Pollock said. "It'll be a challenge but we'll see what we can do."

The Vandals will visit Portland on April 1 before hosting three straight matches when Weber State (April 6), Nevada (April 13) and Oregon (April 14) come to Moscow.

Idaho 4, Houston 3
March 16, 2012

1. Victoria Lozano (UI) def. Giorgia Pozzan (UH) 6-4, 6-4
2. Almudena Sanz (UI) def. Charlotte Phillips (UH) 6-4, 7-6 (5)
3. Celia Fraser (UH) def. Molly Knox (UI) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (4)
4. Sophie Vickers (UI) def. Liselot Koenen (UH) 6-4, 6-1
5. Maja Kazimieruk (UH) def. Alejandra Lozano (UI) 6-1, 6-0
6. Beatriz Flores (UI) def. Dionne Sanders (UH) 6-3, 6-2

1. C. Fraser/G. Pozzan (UH) def. V. Lozano/A. Sanz (UI) 8-4
2. C. Philips/M.  Kazimieruk (UH) def. M. Knox/S. Vickers (UI) 8-5
3. A. Lozano/B. Flores (UI) def. L. Koenen/J. Garvey (UH) 8-6

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