February 9, 2008

Women's Tennis Grabs First Win

Feb. 9, 2008

GREELEY, Colo. - The University of Northern Colorado women's tennis team tallied its first win of the season against Sam Houston State University, winning 7-0. This brings the Bears record to 1-3 on the season.

The Bears swept the Bearkats in the singles competition with one match unfinished. Juniors Manuela Santos, Tiffany Knop and senior Luiza Xavier all won their matches in straight sets holding their opponents to under 5. Junior Tabitha Knop and freshman Jodi Ciarvella defeated their opponents in three sets.

The Bears won the doubles point winning two of three matches with all three sets ending 8-6.

Women's tennis will travel to Missoula to face the Montana Grizzlies on Sunday Feb. 10 at 9:00 a.m.

Northern Colorado 7, Sam Houston State 0

Singles competition

1. Tabatha Knop (UNCO) def. Irina Sotnikova (SHSU) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

2. Manuela Santos (UNCO) def. Peta Taylor (SHSU) 6-4, 6-2

3. Tiffany Knop (UNCO) def. Nora Kuruc (SHSU) 6-3, 6-1

4. Jodi Ciarvella (UNCO) def. Stasa Vujosevic (SHSU) 4-6, 7-6, 6-2

5. Karen Groll (UNCO) def. Patricia Manzur (SHSU) 6-2, 6-2

6. Luiza Xavier (UNCO) vs. Lilit Martierosyan (SHSU) def.

Doubles competition

1. Irina Sotnikova/Peta Taylor (SHSU) def. Tabatha Knop/Manuela Santos (UNCO) 8-6

2. Hannah LaForest/Karen Groll (UNCO) def. Patricia Manzur/Nora Kuruc (SHSU) 8-6

3. Tiffany Knop/Jodi Ciarvella (UNCO) def. Stasa Vujosevic/Lilit Martierosyan (SHSU) 8-6