Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Almudena Sanz
Sanz impressive in Portland
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 10/22/2012
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PORTLAND, Ore. - The Idaho women's tennis team played in the Portland Invitational over the weekend and came away with some strong results.

Junior Almdena Sanz went 3-0 to win her group and improve to 11-1 in singles play on the year. Despite her dominant record, coach Dan Pollock still thinks her best tennis is ahead of her.

"Almu played well enough to win her first two matches, but definitely was not at the top of her game," Pollock said. "By the end of the third match she was really firing though, which was great to see."

Senior Constance Alexander went 2-1 in singles and teamed up with Sanz to go 1-1 in doubles. Pollack said the transfer is beginning to look more comfortable on the court.

"It was nice to see Constance settle down after her first match," he said. "Her second and third matches of the weekend were the most relaxed I've seen her play since she's been at Idaho. That bodes really well for the future."

Junior Alejandra Lozano went 1-2 in singles over the weekend, and teamed up with freshman Rita Bermudez in doubles, and the pairing lost both of their matches. Bermudez went 0-3 in singles.

With all but one of Idaho's tournaments being played indoors over the next five months, Pollock was happy to get the team more indoor experience at the event.

"It was great for us to get some quality indoor tennis in this weekend. We only have one more outdoor tournament remaining and then it's all indoors until mid-March. This was great preparation for that."

RESULTS

DOUBLES

A. Sanz/C. Alexander (1-1)
Lost to Polyakova/Fuchs (UP) 8-4
Def. Gorrence/Dhatt (UP) 8-1

R. Bermudez/A. Lozano (0-2)
Lost to Gorrence/Dhatt (UP) 9-7
Lost to Treosh/Cubelli (UP) 9-8

SINGLES

A. Sanz (3-0)
Def. Troesh (UP) 7-5, 6-3
Def. Polyakova (UP) 6-3, 7-6
Def. Dhatt (UP) 7-5, 6-2

R. Bermudez (0-3)
Lost to Dhatt (UP) 6-4, 6-1
Lost to Burobina (PSU) 7-5, 6-2
Lost to Polyakova (UP) 6-3, 6-3

A. Lozano (1-2)
Def. Gould (UP) 7-5, 6-4
Lost to Govi (PSU) 7-5, 6-3
Lost to Frey (PSU) 7-6, 3-6, 10-7

C. Alexander (2-1)
Lost to Burobina (PSU) 7-5, 6-2
Def. Gorence (UP) 6-2, 6-2
Def. Gould (UP) 6-3, 6-0

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