Women's Tennis Unable To Stop No. 55 Oregon
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 01/24/2009
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EUGENE, Ore. The University of Idaho Women’s Tennis Team fell to the No. 55 University of Oregon 6-1 on Friday.

 

The Ducks swept Idaho in doubles and took five out of six singles to match to drop Idaho’s record to 2-2 on the season.

 

“Oregon is a very tough team and we didn't come out ready to play,” University of Idaho Women’s Tennis Head Coach Tyler Neill said. “They jumped on us in doubles and then carried into the singles.”

 

The lone point for the Vandals came from Maria Perevoshchikova’s straight set victory of over regionally ranked Carmen Seremata at the No. 1 spot. Seremata entered the match ranked No. 18 in the ITA Northwest region.

 

“Maria played very steady and was able to wear down her opponent to pick up a big win at No. 1,” Neill said. “Her opponent showed flashes where I thought she might be able to take over the match, but Maria was able to step up her game every time that happened.” 

 

The Vandals were unable to overcome their slow start but fought back throughout the match despite their early setback.

 

“Despite the slow start, I was impressed with how some of our players were able to rebound and fight back,” Neill said. “Silvia and Basia both got down early but fought back hard.”

 

Idaho is in action Saturday with matches against Portland State University and the University of Houston and concludes the weekend trip with a game against the University of Portland on Sunday. 

 

University of Idaho vs. University of Oregon

January 23, 2009 - Eugene, Oregon

Doubles

1. Olivos/Smatova (UO) def. Perevoshchikova/Irimescu (UI) - 8-2
2. Seremeta/Hirt (UO) def. Maciocha/Siwa (UI) - 8-3
3. Janse van Rensburg/du Toit (UO) def. Ly/Ulesanu (UI) - 8-5

Singles

1. Maria Perevoshchikova (UI) def. Carmen Seremeta (UO) - 6-4,6-4
2. Pavlina Smatova (UO) def. Silvia Irimescu (UI) - 6-0,6-4
3. Madelie Janse van Rensburg (UO) def. Alexandra Ulesanu (UI) - 6-0,6-1
4. Stephanie MacFarlane (UO) def. Basia Maciocha (UI) - 6-1,2-6,10-7
5. Siobhan Cavan (UO) def. Sophya Korotaeva (UI) - 6-0,6-0
6. Trudie du Toit (UO) def. Jana Siwa (UI) - 6-2,6-1

Final: University of Oregon 6 - University of Idaho 1
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