Feb. 3, 2013
DALLAS (SMU) --- Edyta Cieplucha defeated No. 12 Mary Ann Macfarlane of No. 9 Alabama on Sunday at the Northwood Country Club. The win put SMU on the board in 6-1 loss to the Crimson Tide. It was the third match in three days for SMU against a top-60 opponent.
"Today's match was a close 6-1," said head coach Kati Gyulai. "We had some breakthrough performances. Overall, this was a tough weekend for us early in the season. It gave us an opportunity to assess where we are physically, mentally and emotionally. We have eight days to prepare for our next contest. "
Cieplucha won 7-5, 3-6, 10-8 at No. 1 singles over Macfarlane. It was the highest ranked opponent Cieplucha has defeated in her career.
At the start of the match, SMU (1-3) lost the doubles point by falling at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. At the top doubles position, Vaszilisza Bulgakova and Aleksandra Malyarchikova were in a close match with the No. 2 ranked duo of Macfarland and Alexa Guarachi. The Mustangs trailed 6-5 when the doubles point was decided, so the match remained unfinished.
The Mustangs host Northwestern State on Feb. 12 at 2 p.m.
1. No. 2 Guarachi/Macfarlane (UA) vs. Bulgakova/Malyarchikova (SMU) 6-5, unfinished
2. Foehse/Jansen (UA) def. Cieplucha/Fayner (SMU) 8-3
3. Ebada/Zabor (UA) def. Verner/Dishkova (SMU) 8-2
1. Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. No. 12 Mary Anne Macfarlane (UA) 7-5, 3-6, 10-8
2. No. 13 Alexa Guarachi (UA) def. Aleksandra Malyarchikova (SMU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-7
3. No. 59 Maya Jansen (UA) def. Vaszilisza Bulgakova (SMU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Antonia Foehse (UA) def. Elena Fayner (SMU) 6-0, 6-4
5. Emily Zabor (UA) def. Holly Verner (SMU) 6-1, 6-1
6. No. 105 Natalia Maynetto (UA) def. Hristina Dishkova (SMU) 6-4, 6-0
No. 9 Alabama 4-0