SMU Wins Fourth Straight; Cruises To 7-0 Victory At Texas State

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Feb. 23, 2013

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SAN MARCOS, Texas (SMU) --- The SMU women's tennis team extended its winning streak to four matches with a 7-0 win at Texas State on Saturday. After winning all three doubles matches, the Mustangs then took the top five singles matches in straight sets.

"We are pleased with the 7-0 win," said head coach Kati Gyulai. "We did a good job closing out matches both in doubles and in singles."

No. 93 Edyta Cieplucha and No. 118 Aleksandra Malyarchikova continued to lead at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. Cieplucha won 6-4, 6-1 while Malyarchikova took a 6-2, 6-2 victory. At No. 3, Vaszilisza Bulgakova was the first to complete her sweep with a quick 6-2, 6-1 decision.

Yana Erkeeva was the second player finished as she recorded a 6-1, 6-3 victory at No. 5. In the No. 4 spot, Hristina Dishkova won 6-4, 6-3. Holly Verner ended the 7-0 contest with a three-set 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 triumph at No. 6.

The Mustangs started ny taking all three doubles matches en route to the opening point. Malyarchikova and Bulgakova won 8-4 at No. 1; Dishkova and Verner paired for the 8-3 victory at No. 2; and Cieplucha and Erkeeva earned an 8-5 decision at No. 3.

SMU's next match is at Texas Tech on March 1 at 5 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
SMU vs Texas State
Feb 23, 2013 at San Marcos, Texas

SMU 7, Texas State 0

Singles competition
1. #93 Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Jessica Kahts (TXST) 6-4, 6-1
2. #118 Aleks Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Melissa Hadad (TXST) 6-2, 6-2
3. Vaszilisza Bulgakova (SMU) def. Monica Pieratt (TXST) 6-2, 6-1
4. Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Rachel Baldree (TXST) 6-4, 6-3
5. Yana Erkeeva (SMU) def. Katy Collins (TXST) 6-1, 6-3
6. Holly Verner (SMU) def. B. Van Den Bergh (TXST) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

Doubles competition
1. Aleks Malyarchikova/Vaszilisza Bulgakova (SMU) def. Jessica Kahts/Melissa Hadad (TXST) 8-4
2. Hristina Dishkova/Holly Verner (SMU) def. Rachel Baldree/Monica Pieratt (TXST) 8-3
3. Edyta Cieplucha/Yana Erkeeva (SMU) def. Mariana Perez/B. Van Den Bergh (TXST) 8-5

Match Notes:
SMU 5-3
Texas State 3-3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (3,5,1,4,2,6)
T-3:10