|Two tennis records fall|
MOSCOW, Idaho – Two Idaho women’s tennis players broke program records during Idaho’s memorable 2013-14 campaign.
Senior Victoria Lozano went 27-12 in singles play to boost her career singles win total to 87, breaking Idaho’s singles victories record of 86 previously held by Barbara Maciocha (2008-11). Perhaps what’s most impressive of Lozano’s record is the fact that she played all of her dual-meet singles matches at the top two positions.
“Vicky was a really big addition for the program,” Idaho coach Jeff Beaman said. “Taking over the top spot in career wins definitely shows the mass amounts that she put up for this program. To break the career wins record while playing the majority of her matches in her career at number-one really shows what a player she is and what she did for this program.”
Also setting a program record in 2013-14 was sophomore Belen Barcenilla, who won a record 30 singles matches during the season. The previous single-season wins record was 28 by Efrat Leopold from 2006-07.
Barcenilla went 30-8 on the season and played the majority of her spring matches at the No. 5 spot, where she went 15-3 despite being limited with an injury to her left wrist.
“Belen won a lot of matches and she won a lot when it came down to her as the deciding match,” Beaman said. “She competes as hard as anybody. To do that in a year when she was injured for a good part of the year just shows what a competitor she is. She was only able to hit one-handed backhand shots because of an injury to her left wrist for about a third of the season.”