|Vandals top SJSU 5-2|
SAN JOSE, Calif. - After back-to-back losses, the Idaho women's tennis team got back on track with a 5-2 Western Athletic Conference win over San Jose State on Friday.
The Vandals improve to 17-7 on the season with the win, and 2-1 in WAC play. San Jose State falls to 13-6 this season and 3-2 in WAC play. Idaho will close out the regular season at home against Louisiana Tech on April 22 before heading to the WAC tournament in Las Cruces, N.M., April 26-28.
"This was a great win for us," Idaho coach Dan Pollock said. "The girls kept their intensity the entire time. They were able to fend off the opponent when they were down. When they were up they were able to stay up, and it should give us confidence heading into the conference tournament to beat a team with such an impressive record as San Jose State."
The Vandals got the start they wanted, with wins from Victoria Lozano and Almudena Sanz at No.1 doubles and Molly Knox and Sophie Vickers at No. 2 doubles to win the doubles point. Alejandra Lozano and Beatriz Flores lost 8-6 at No. 3 doubles.
In singles play, the Spartans got a win at No. 3 over Molly Knox, but Victoria Lozano and Sanz won their No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches to put Idaho ahead 3-1 in the overall match. After Alejandra Lozano fell at No. 5 singles for the Vandals, Beatriz Flores clinched the win for the Vandals with a 7-6, 7-5 hard-fought win at No. 6. Sophie Vickers made the final score 5-2 with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles.
Sunday's match will be the final home match for Idaho seniors Molly Knox and Annamaria Gould. The match begins at 9 a.m.
Idaho 5, San Jose State 2