Women's Tennis Picks Up Two Wins Friday

UABSPORTS.COM Head coach Mark Tjia and his team are 4-4 on the season.
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Head coach Mark Tjia and his team are 4-4 on the season.
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Feb. 21, 2014

Final Stats

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- The UAB women's tennis team ran past in-state foes Jacksonville State and North Alabama on Friday, moving the Blazers' record to 4-4 on the season.

In a match that began at 11 a.m. on Friday, UAB downed Jacksonville State, 6-0, before taking down North Alabama, 6-1, to conclude the afternoon doubleheader.

"Today was a very long day for our team, but I thought we came out with a lot more energy than we did our last time out," head coach Mark Tjia said. "We were able to sustain for two matches and managed to get wins against tough Jacksonville State and North Alabama teams.

"Our young players are learning that we have to be ready to play every single time out. We have a very tough week ahead of us with matches at Samford and Chattanooga."

UAB lost only one point on the day, which came due to Pardis Kianoush's retirement due to injury at the third singles court against UNA.  The Blazers won all but two singles contests in straight sets on the day.

In doubles action, UAB picked up wins at each court.

The Blazers now make the short trek to Samford to take on the Bulldogs at 1:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Tennis Match Results
Jacksonville State vs UAB
Feb. 21, 2014 at Birmingham, Ala.
(George Ward Park)

UAB 6, Jacksonville State 0

Singles Results
1. Rachel Daniell (UAB) def. GUASTI, Raisa (JSU) 6-4, 5-7, 10-6
2. Amy Lowther (UAB) def. NGUYEN, Olivia (JSU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Pardis Kianoush (UAB) def. MARSALA, Claudia (JSU) 6-2, 6-0
4. Catherine Ragon (UAB) vs. BIZINOS, Zoe (JSU) 6-7, 3-3, unfinished
5. Elaine Simon (UAB) def. ST.AMANT, Sadey (JSU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Paula Castro (UAB) def. KNEZEVIC, Isidora (JSU) 6-3, 6-1


 

 

Doubles Results
1. Rachel Daniell/Elaine Simon (UAB) vs. GUASTI, Raisa/NGUYEN, Olivia (JSU) 6-5, unfinished
2. Amy Lowther/Catherine Ragon (UAB) def. MARSALA, Claudia/ST.AMANT, Sadey (JSU) 8-2
3. Pardis Kianoush/Paula Castro (UAB) def. KERINDI, Danielle/BIZINOS, Zoe (JSU) 8-1

Tennis Match Results
North Alabama vs UAB
Feb. 21, 2014 at Birmingham, Ala.
(George Ward Park)

UAB 6, North Alabama 1

Singles Results
1. Rachel Daniell (UAB) def. Olivera Ngouabeu (UNA) 7-6, 6-3
2. Amy Lowther (UAB) def. Natalia Barragan (UNA) 1-6, 6-4, 10-7
3. Bruna Vieira (UNA) def. Pardis Kianoush (UAB) 6-3, retired
4. Catherine Ragon (UAB) def. Avery King (UNA) 6-1, 6-2
5. Elaine Simon (UAB) def. Madison Patey (UNA) 6-1, 6-2
6. Paula Castro (UAB) def. Morgan Jose (UNA) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles Results
1. Rachel Daniell/Elaine Simon (UAB) def. Olivera Ngouabeu/Natalia Barragan (UNA) 8-3
2. Amy Lowther/Catherine Ragon (UAB) vs. Avery King/Madison Patey (UNA) 5-5, unfinished
3. Pardis Kianoush/Paula Castro (UAB) def. Bruna Vieira/Morgan Jose (UNA) 8-2

Match Notes:
North Alabama 2-4
UAB 4-4