Falcons Fall to SMU, 6-1

    Freshman Mary Meyers
    Freshman Mary Meyers

    Feb. 16, 2013

    The SMU women's tennis team won the doubles point and the top five singles matches en route to a 6-1 win against Air Force on Sunday. The Falcons won at No. 2 doubles and No. 6 singles but fell to 4-3 this season.

    The Mustangs started with the doubles point by winning at the No. 1 and 3 spots. Senior Christine Molina and sophomore Natasha Rizvi won the No. 2 match, 8-1, over Edyta Cieplucha and Elena Fayner.

    In singles, SMU won four singles matches in straight sets. Air Force sophomore Tiffany Tran extended the No. 3 match with Vaszilisza Bulgakova to three sets before falling, 6-1, 5-7, 10-8. Freshman Mary Meyers rallied to win the No. 6 singles match, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6.

    “We competed very well and just could not capitalize to turn the momentum around,” said Air Force head coach Kim Gidley. “Tiffany Tran came back from a 5-0 deficit in the second set and saved match points only to come up short 10-8 for the match tie-breaker. The team is making strides against some really tough competition and it is going to pay off.”

    The Falcons visit UT-Arlington on Sunday at 11 a.m.

    SMU 6, Air Force 1
    Feb. 16, 2013
    Dallas, Texas

    Doubles
    1. Bulgakova / Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Cecil / Dake, 8-6
    2. Molina / Rizvi (AF) def. Cieplucha / Elena Fayner, 8-1
    3. Dishkova / Verner (SMU) def. Marcelli Magday / Tran, 8-1


     

     

    Singles
    1. #93 Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Christine Molina, 6-3, 6-2
    2. #118 Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Hannah Dake, 6-0, 6-0
    3. Vaszilisza Bulgakova (SMU) def. Tiffany Tran, 6-0, 6-7, 10-8
    4. Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Melissa Cecil, 6-1, 6-1
    5. Yana Erkeeva (SMU) def. Natasha Rizvi, 6-3, 7-6(3)
    6. Mary Meyers (AFA) def. Holly Verner, 6-2, 2-6, 7-6

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