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WTEN | Gaels Push FIU in Tough Battle

Jan. 27, 2018

LUBBOCK, Texas — Freshmen duo Hind Abdelouahid and Mariia Kozyreva delivered a highlight win over the nation’s 15th-ranked doubles team, but Saint Mary’s women’s tennis (0-2) dropped a competitive 4-2 decision to Florida International Saturday morning at McLeod Tennis Center.

Abdelouahid and Kozyreva defeated No. 15 Maryna Veksler and Ulyana Grib in dominant fashion, cruising to the 6-3 win on court 1. The Gaels came out quick in doubles action, claiming the win on court 2 to seal the doubles point.

Clementine Clement went undefeated in the day’s action, winning on court 4 in singles action.

The Gaels will continue the dual season at No.16 UCLA on Feb. 2 at 1:30 p.m. PT.

Saint Mary’s 2, FIU Panthers 4
McLeod Tennis Center
Jan. 27, 2018

1. No. 3 Andrea Lazaro (FIU) vs Mariia Kozyreva (SMC) 6-4, 6-2
2. Maryna Veksler (FIU) def. Hind Abdelouahid (SMC) 6-3, 6-1
3. Ulyana Grib (FIU) def. Kareena Manji (SMC) 6-0, 6-4
4. Clementine Clement (SMC) vs. Mina Markovic (FIU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Sandra Bozinovic (FIU) vs. Vanessa Nommensen (SMC) 6-4, 6-3
6. Nerma Caluk (FIU)vs Emma Critser (SMC) 6-0, 6-6, unf

1. Hind Abdelouahid/ Mariia Kozyreva (SMC) def. No. 15 Maryna Veksler/Ulyana Grib (FIU) 6-3
2. Clementine Clement/Emma Critser (SMC) def. Mina Markovic/Sandra Bozinovic (FIU) 6-2
3. Andrea Lazaro/Nerma Caluk (FIU) vs Kareena Manji/Aubane Ville (SMC) 5-3, unf

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (2, 4, 3, 1, 5)



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