OGDEN, Utah - Air Force won six of seven points in a Sunday afternoon non-conference match up against Weber State. The Falcons improve their overall record to 12-6.
TJ Fumagalli and Elizabeth Barnickel were the first to light up the scoreboard with convincing 6-1 win over Kuo and Herb at for their second win of the weekend at the No. 1 position. Fumagalli and Barnickel improve to 12-2 on the season. Carley Hatcliff and Meredith Laskey clinched the match point with a 6-1 win over Tanner and Hasan at No. 3.
The Falcons carried their momentum into singles action posting two-straight wins at positions one and four. Fumagalli was up on Kuo, 4-1, before the Wildcat retired from the match, giving Fumagalli her second singles win of the weekend and a 14-4 dual record. Freshman Meredith Jones followed up with her 12th win of the season after posting a straight-set victory over Dominique Beauvais, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 4.
Weber State notched their first point with a win in the sixth position. The Falcons responded by winning the last three matches at positions five, three and two. Ashleigh Harvey downed Morgan Dickason at No. 5, 6-3, 6-4, while Meredith Laskey handled Sara Parker at No. 3, 6-1, 7-6. Barnickel, who leads the team with a 15-3 dual record, put the finishing touches on the team victory with a hard-fought win over Caitlin Herb and No. 2, 6-4, 0-6, 10-8, to seal the deal over the Wildcats, 6-1.
“This was a good road win for the team,” said head coach Kim Gidley. “We've had a couple of tough losses the last few outings, where the team has played well enough to win, but just fell short.”
“Everyone won at least one match today for the team and contributed,” continued Gidley. “If everyone on the team shows up on the same day, they are dangerously good.”
Air Force will travel Greeley, Colorado to take on the Northern Colorado Bears, Apr. 18, at 2:30 p.m. Following the encounter with the Bears, Air Force will travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to take on the Lobos of New Mexico in the regular-season finale, Sat., Apr. 21, at 10 a.m. (MT)
AIR FORCE at WEBER STATE, Apr. 15
1. Fumagalli/Barnickel (AF) def. Kuo /Herb (WSU) -6-1
2. Jones/Harvey (AF) DNF Beauvais/Parker (WSU) -DNF
3. Laskey/Hatcliff (AF) def. Tanner/Hasan (WSU) -6-1
1. Fumagalli, TJ (AF) def. Kuo, Pei_Hsuan (WSU) -4-1 Ret.
2. Barnickel, Elizabeth (AF) def. Herb, Caitlin (WSU) -6-4, 0-6, 10-8
3. Laskey, Meredith (AF) def. Parker, Sara (WSU) -6-1, 7-6
4. Jones, Meredith (AF) def. Beauvais, Dominique (WSU) -6-3, 6-1
5. Harvey, Ashleigh (AF) def. Dickason, Morgan (WSU) -6-3, 6-4
6. Hasan, Devi (WSU) def. Hatcliff, Carley (AF) -6-0, 6-3
FINAL: AIR FORCE 6, WEBER STATE 1
Order of Finish: Doubles (1,3) Singles (1, 4, 6, 5, 3, 2)