Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
Constance Alexander
Vandals clip Redhawks
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 04/12/2013
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MOSCOW – The Idaho women’s tennis team won all six singles matches in straight sets to overcome its first doubles loss in April in a 6-1 Western Athletic Conference win over Seattle U on Friday.

The Vandals improve to 10-10 on the season and 3-3 in WAC play with the win.

Victoria Lozano breezed through her No. 1 singles match with a 6-2, 6-0 win and Almudena Sanz won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2. Constance Alexander won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3, Belen  Barcenilla won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 4, Beaty Flores won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 5 and Sophie Vickers won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 6 for Idaho.

“The players have really been stepping up and showing leadership,” Idaho coach Myriam Sopel said. “It’s really good that they can lead by example and I’m really pleased with the effort of everybody overall.”=

Idaho will take on No. 66 San Jose State at 3 p.m. on Saturday and wrap up the weekend against Texas State on Sunday at 10 a.m. in Moscow, weather permitting.

It’s great to get the first win of the weekend. The past two matches have been good for their confidence and a good boost for the next matches. We are taking them one at a time. We know San Jose State is good, they’re ranked. If we go out there and compete and believe in our shots and believe in ourselves, we have a really good shot at winning.

The Vandals wrap up the regular season at Utah State on April 20 before heading to the WAC tournament in Denver April 25-28.

Idaho 6, Seattle U 1
April 12, 2013
Moscow, Idaho (University of Idaho)

Singles
1. Victoria Lozano (UI) def. Lindsey Newman (SU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Almudena Sanz (UI) def. Anna Lambert (SU) 6-4, 6-1
3. Constance Alexander (UI) def. Gabriella Weissmann (SU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Belen Barcenilla (UI) def. Sarah Lucas (SU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Beaty Flores (UI) def. Corinne Wurden (SU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Sophie Vickers (UI) def. Steffanie Mortera (SU) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles
1. V. Lozano/A. Sanz (UI) def. G. Weissmann/A. Lambert (SU) 8-0
2. L. Newman/S. Lucas (SU) def. C. Alexander/Belen Barcenilla (UI) 8-5
3. C. Wurden/K. James (SU) def. B. Flores/A. Lozano (UI) 8-3

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