Women's Tennis Splits With ASU and USM

Rachel Daniell picked up a win on Saturday.

March 22, 2014

HATTIESBURG, Miss. ---- The UAB women’s tennis team blanked Arkansas State, 4-0, but fell in heartbreaking fashion to Southern Miss in a tight 4-3 defeat on Saturday.

The Blazers swept the doubles courts against Arkansas State and won the first three singles matches with victories from Rachel Daniell, Elaine Simon and Pardis Kianoush en route to the impressive 4-0 win.

Much like their first match on the day, the Blazers started by sweeping the doubles courts against the Golden Eagles, but losses at the top three singles spots and at the No. 5 court proved too costly down the stretch as Southern Miss held on for the 4-3 triumph.

“It was a tough, long day as we were forced to play our two matches due to weather conditions,” UAB head coach Mark Tjia said. “Our doubles is getting better and we are competing hard. Today’s match against Southern Miss was a heartbreaker, but we can learn lessons from the loss and it will make us stronger.”

UAB is now 7-9 overall and will stay on the road to face Houston on Tuesday at 10 a.m. CT.

Tennis Match Results
Arkansas State vs UAB
March 22, 2014 at Hattiesburg, Miss.

UAB 4, Arkansas State 0

Singles Results
1. Rachel Daniell (UAB) def. Tamara Sljepcevic (ASU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Amy Lowther (UAB) vs. Janie Nowland (ASU) 6-3, 3-4, unfinished
3. Pardis Kianoush (UAB) def. Julie Gauguery (ASU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Elaine Simon (UAB) def. Biljana Miloshevska (ASU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Catherine Ragon (UAB) vs. Jess Heeps-Eriksen (ASU) 7-6, 4-2, unfinished
6. Paula Castro (UAB) vs. Chiara Stefanov (ASU) 4-6, 6-3, 0-4, unfinished



Doubles Results
1. Rachel Daniell/Elaine Simon (UAB) def. Tamara Sljepcevic/Janie Nowland (ASU) 8-7 (5-0)
2. Pardis Kianoush/Paula Castro (UAB) def. Julie Gauguery/Biljana Miloshevska (ASU) 8-2
3. Amy Lowther/Catherine Ragon (UAB) vs. Jess Heeps-Eriksen/Victoria Pisani (ASU) 6-7, unfinished

Match Notes:
Arkansas State 5-6
UAB 7-8

Tennis Match Results
UAB vs Southern Miss
March 22, 2014 at Hattiesburg, Miss.

Southern Miss 4, UAB 3

Singles Results
1. Carolin Drescher (USM) def. Rachel Daniell (UAB) 7-5, 6-1
2. Mahita Dadireddy (USM) def. Amy Lowther (UAB) 6-1, 6-1
3. Lisa Noderer (USM) def. Pardis Kianoush (UAB) 6-3, 6-3
4. Elaine Simon (UAB) def. Karina Gurgenyan (USM) 6-1, 4-6, 10-5
5. Alex Kitchen (USM) def. Catherine Ragon (UAB) 7-6, 6-3
6. Paula Castro (UAB) def. Kathrin Waidner (USM) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles Results
1. Rachel Daniell/Elaine Simon (UAB) def. Carolin Drescher/Alex Kitchen (USM) 8-4
2. Mahita Dadireddy/Lisa Noderer (USM) vs. Pardis Kianoush/Paula Castro (UAB) 7-5, unfinished
3. Catherine Ragon/Amy Lowther (UAB) def. Karina Gurgenyan/Kathrin Waidner (USM) 8-2

Match Notes:
UAB 7-9
Southern Miss 6-11