March 2, 2011
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The UAB women's tennis team lost the doubles point Wednesday but rebounded to sweep all six singles contests in a 6-1 on-campus victory over visiting Jacksonville State.
The Blazers won the top five singles spots in straight sets, highlighted by Giorgia Romeo's 6-0, 6-0 win over Marani Vivane at the No. 1 position. Evelien Strijker and Paula Alvarez continued the success with identical 6-3, 6-2 victories at No. 2 and No. 3 singles.
"I am so proud of the way the team came back after losing the doubles point," UAB women's tennis coach Krissy Hall said.
UAB's Caroline Faught rolled to a 6-2, 6-0 win over Ralphaela Lima at the No. 4 position, and Jenny Cape downed Juliana Renesto 6-2, 6-4 at No. 5.
The closest singles match on the day came the No. 6 spot, where UAB's Brittany DeFelice recovered from a 6-4 first-set loss to claim the second set 7-6 and then finish off the win in a match tiebreaker over Rafaela Wenzel.
DeFelice and Faught posted a doubles victory at the No. 3 position, but Jacksonville State took the top two doubles spots.
UAB improved to 3-3 on the season, while Jacksonville State fell to 2-6. The Blazers will hit the road this weekend, traveling to Tulane on Saturday and Southern Miss on Sunday.