AIR FORCE at INCARNATE WORD
Friday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. (CT)
Mabry Tennis Center, San Antonio, TX
AIR FORCE vs. TRINITY UNIVERSITY
Saturday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. (CT)
Butch Newman Courts, San Antonio, TX
THIS WEEK: The Falcons continue their road stretch with a pair of matches in San Antonio, Texas. Air Force will take on Incarnate Word, Fri., Feb 23 at 10 a.m., in the Mabry Tennis Center. On Saturday, Air Force will pair up with Trinity to host a free youth clinic at the Butch Newman Courts. The teams will then face off at 1 p.m.
FREE CLINIC: The clinic is open to all willing participants ages 13 and under. Games, prizes and pizza will be offered at the clinic. The clinic is slated for an 11:30 a.m. start at the Butch Newman Courts of Trinity Campus.
“I've known Coach Rush for many years,” said head coach Kim Gidley. “She was a world-class player, she is a world-class coach, but more importantly - a world class person. To be able to team up for community service before our match is a great opportunity for both teams to give back, as well as work together. It will be a fun event for sure.”
LAST TIME THEY MET: Air Force defeated Incarnate Word last season, 7-0, at the Cadet Gymnasium Indoor Tennis Courts.
Chloe Forlini picked up a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 1 singles of Matea Zemunik to lead a sweep of the singles matches by Air Force, all coming in straight sets. Elizabeth Barnickel beat Rachel Sadiq at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-2, while TJ Fumagalli beat Victoria Kareh, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3. Lily Forlini beat Sarah Savedra, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 4 and Nadeen Lieberman beat Maria Batchinsky, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5. Jocelle Rudico won by default at No. 6.
The Falcons only completed the No. 1 doubles match, as Fumagalli and Barnickel beat Zemunik and Sadiq, 6-0. Chloe Forlini and Rudico did not finish at No. 2 and Lieberman and Lily Forlini won by default at No. 3.
LAST WEEK: Air Force came up short, 7-0, in Saturday’s non-conference matchup against the 20th-ranked Florida State Seminoles, at the fourth-annual Scott Speicher Military Appreciation weekend, at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center on the Florida State campus. The following Sunday, Air Force posted six straight-set wins in singles action with a 2-1 mark in doubles action for a 7-0 win in non-conference action against Florida A&M.
UP NEXT: Air Force continues its road stretch with a pair of matches in Boise, Idaho. On March 16, Air Force takes on conference foe Boise State at 11:30 a.m. On March 17, the Falcons will face off against Idaho State in non-conference action at 2 p.m.