No. 48 SMU Wins 5-2 At Santa Clara; Malyarchikova Upsets No. 32 Le at No. 1 Singles

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March 14, 2013

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (SMU) --- The No. 48 SMU women's tennis team earned a hard-fought 5-2 win at Santa Clara on Wednesday. The Mustangs (9-5) won the doubles point with a pair of 9-8 victories before taking clinching the match with a pair of three-set wins in singles.

"We showed incredible toughness today when it really mattered," said head coach Kati Gyulai. "Santa Clara came out strong and took early leads in the matches. We competed and problem-solved well. Great win! We are pleased with the outcome."

The Mustangs won the doubles point in nail-biting fashion. The two wins were 9-8 at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. Vaszilisza Bulgakova and Aleksandra Malyarchikova won at No. 1 while Edyta Cieplucha and Yana Erkeeva scored the victory at No. 3.

In singles, Malyarchikova scored the biggest upset for SMU; defeating No. 32 Katie Le 6-2, 7-6 at the No. 1 spot. In the No. 2 match, No. 111 Cieplucha took a 6-2, 6-4 win for SMU. The Mustangs also got points with three-set triumphs at No. 3 and No. 5 singles. Bulgakova earned a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 advantage at No. 3 singles and Hristina Dishkova won 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 at No. 5

The Mustangs host Columbia next Thursday at 4 p.m.

Tennis Match Results
SMU vs Santa Clara
Mar 13, 2013

#48 SMU 5, Santa Clara 2

Singles competition
1. Aleks Malyarchikova (SMU) def. #32 Katie Le (SCU) 6-2, 7-6
2. #111 Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Kelly Lamble (SCU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Vaszilisza Bulgakova (SMU) def. Alex Zaniewski (SCU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2
4. Chelby Cooke (SCU) def. Elena Fayner (SMU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Delphine Rouvillois (SCU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
6. Stephanie Skaras (SCU) def. Yana Erkeeva (SMU) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Vaszilisza Bulgakova/Aleks Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Jessica Agra/Katie Le (SCU) 9-8
2. Kelly Lamble/Maggie McGeorge (SCU) def. Hristina Dishkova/Holly Verner (SMU) 9-7
3. Edyta Cieplucha/Yana Erkeeva (SMU) def. Delphine Rouvillois/Stephanie Skaras (SCU) 9-8

Match Notes:
SMU 9-5; National ranking #48
Santa Clara 5-5