No. 53 UNM Downs Air Force, 7-0
March 28, 2008
The 53rd-ranked University of New Mexico women's tennis team shut out the Air Force Falcons, 7-0, Friday in Fort Worth, Texas. With the win, UNM improved to 9-6 overall and 1-0 in Mountain West Conference play, while the Falcons fell to 5-14 and 0-2 in the MWC.
New Mexico started off the day with a sweep in doubles. Ola Abou-Zekry and Lucy Scott paired up at No. 1 for an 8-3 win over sophomores Christine Abayan and Erlyn Rudico. In the No. 2 spot, Mackenzie White and Jennifer Ryba teamed up against freshmen Christen Monreal and Samantha Sarkis and collected an 8-2 victory. Emma Hayman and Victoria Tessmar completed the sweep by winning the No. 3 match, 8-0, over senior Lauren Wilson and freshman Sarah Cassman.
In singles, freshman Katrina Eromin was the only Falcon to stretch a match to three sets. However, she fell to Hayman, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 at the No. 4 spot. The Lobos won the other five singles matches in straight sets.
Air Force continues MWC play on Saturday, March 29 against No. 22 TCU at 10 a.m. (CT).
New Mexico 7, Air Force 0
1. Scott/Abou-Zekry (UNM) def. Abayan/Erlyn Rudico (AF) 8-3
2. White/Ryba (UNM) def. Monreal/Sarkis (AF) 8-2
3. Hayman/Tessmar (UNM) def. Wilson/Cassman (AF) 8-0