Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Almudena Sanz
Women's tennis gets 10th win
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 03/06/2014
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HONOLULU, Hawai`i – The No. 51 Idaho women’s tennis team easily picked up its 10th consecutive win Thursday, beating Sacred Heart 7-0 in Honolulu, Hawai`i.

The Vandals won all three doubles matches by an 8-3 score then won in straight sets at the top five singles matches. Only Beaty Flores, who won 6-2, 5-7, 1-0(10-3) needed a tiebreak for the Vandals in the 7-0 win. It’s Idaho second consecutive 7-0 victory and third of the season. The Vandals also have a 5-0 win earlier this year. Idaho improves to 10-1 on the season with the victory.

“This was a very good match for the girls to get prepared for two tough upcoming matches,” Idaho coach Jeff Beaman said as the Vandals face Hawai`i Pacific on Friday and Hawai`i on Saturday. “Sacred Heart competed really well and really pushed us. They gave us a good, challenging match, helping us get used to the conditions with the sun, wind and humidity, and different elevation.”

Beaman also noted the strong play of Victoria Lozano at the No. 1 singles spot and Galina Bykova at No. 3.

“Vicky was impressive in the way she developed her attacking game in slow conditions, pulling out a 6-3, 6-3 win against a very scrappy competitor,” he said. “Galina continued to be very impressive winning 6-2, 6-2 and taking care of business in convincing fashion.”

No. 51 Idaho 7, Sacred Heart 0
Mar. 6, 2014
Honolulu, Hawai`i

1. Victoria Lozano (UI) def. Katie DeRienzo (SHU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Almudena Sanz (UI) def. Gabi Kaldan (SHU) 6-4, 6-3
3. Galina Bykova (UI) def. Paige Olson (SHU) 6-2, 6-2
4. Sophie Vickers (UI) def. Nicole Rydzewski (SHU) 7-5, 6-1
5. Belen Barcenilla (UI) def. Lindsey Post (SHU) 6-4, 7-6
6. Beaty Flores (UI) def. Taylor Gurda (SHU) 6-2, 5-7, 1-0(10-3)

1. V. Lozano/A. Sanz (UI) def. DeRienzo/Kaldan (SHU) 8-3
2. Bykova/Bermudez (UI) def. Olson/Post (SHU) 8-3
3. Barcenilla/Vickers (UI) def. Rydzewsky/Gurda (SHU) 8-3

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