April 5, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB women’s tennis team used impressive performances at each court on Friday to top Alabama State, 7-0, at George Ward Park.
The Blazers now host UTEP on Sunday at 11 a.m. CT in the final home contest for seniors Rachel Cohen, Menanteau Moolman and Isabel Fernandez.
With Friday’s win, the Blazers move to 11-6 overall and have won three-straight matches on the year. Alabama State falls to 4-15 with the loss.
UAB was dominant from the start against the Hornets as head coach Lisa Jackson’s team stormed to a 1-0 advantage with three doubles wins.
Elaine Simon and Isabel Fernandez led off with an 8-0 triumph over ASU’s duo of Michelle Barton and Brianna Fairley at the third position.
Blazers Menanteau Moolman and Rachel Daniell then picked up an 8-1 victory at the first court, before Sarah Witkowski and Caroline Faught teamed up for an 8-2 triumph at the second position.
UAB was just as dominant in singles with straight-set victories at each position, led by two 6-0, 6-0 wins at the top two spots from Fernandez and Daniell.
Faught followed with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Melissa Telfer at the No. 3 court, before Amy Lowther picked up a 6-0, 6-0 win over Katja Kraus at the fourth position.
The Blazers finished the day with a 6-1, 6-1 win at the fifth spot from Moolman, while Simon rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 triumph at court No. 6.
Tennis Match Results
Alabama State vs UAB
April 5, 2013 at Birmingham, Ala.
(George Ward Park)
UAB 7, Alabama State 0
1. Isabel Fernandez (UAB) def. Arantxia Wijngaarde (ASU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Rachel Daniell (UAB) def. Pauline Denis (ASU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Caroline Faught (UAB) def. Melissa Telfer (ASU) 6-3, 7-5
4. Amy Lowther (UAB) def. Katja Kraus (ASU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Menanteau Moolman (UAB) def. Brianna Fairley (ASU) 6-1, 6-1
6. Elaine Simon (UAB) def. Mechelle Barton (ASU) 6-1, 6-0
1. Menanteau Moolman/Rachel Daniell (UAB) def. Pauline Denis/Melissa Telfer (ASU) 8-1
2. Sarah Witkowski/Caroline Faught (UAB) def. Arantxia Wijngaarde/Katja Kraus (ASU) 8-2
3. Elaine Simon/Isabel Fernandez (UAB) def. Mechelle Barton/Brianna Fairley (ASU) 8-0
Alabama State 4-15
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles ()