April 18, 2013
HOUSTON (SMU) --- The No. 51 SMU women's tennis team won 4-0 against UTEP in the opening round of the sweep of Conference USA Championship on Thursday. The Mustangs (13-9) earned straight set victories at No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 singles and will now face No. 46 Tulane in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 10 a.m.
"We are happy to advance in the tournament," said head coach Kati Gyulai. "The conditions were very difficult, but we played disciplined. Every line fought for every point."
At No. 1 singles, No. 74 Aleksandra Malyarchikova improved to 23-6 on the season with a 6-2, 6-2 win. She is now 86-15 (.851) for her career, which is sixth in wins at SMU and second in career winning percentage.
Edyta Cieplucha recorded a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles to improve to 22-14 on the season. She is now 78-34 (.696) in her career, which gives her sole possession of eighth in career victories and ranks 10th in winning percentage.
The Mustangs also earned points in the match from freshmen Vaszilisza Bulgakova and Hristina Dishkova. Bulgakova earned a point with a 6-2, 6-3 sweep at No. 3 singles. Dishkova's cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 result at No. 5 singles.
Tennis Match Results
UTEP vs SMU
Apr 18, 2013 at Houston, Texas
#51 SMU 4, UTEP 0
1. #74 Aleks Malyarchikova (SMU) def. Rebeca Calvillo (UTEP) 6-2, 6-2
2. Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Martina Trierweiler (UTEP) 6-3, 6-2
3. Vaszilisza Bulgakova (SMU) def. Gabi Vazquez (UTEP) 6-2, 6-3
4. Elena Fayner (SMU) vs. Marie LeBlond (UTEP) 6-4, 1-6, 2-0, unfinished
5. Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Matilda Rose Tench (UTEP) 6-3, 6-1
6. Yana Erkeeva (SMU) vs. Jaime-Leigh Michau (UTEP) 6-1, 5-3, unfinished
1. Martina Trierweiler/Rebeca Calvillo (UTEP) vs. Aleks Malyarchikova/Vaszilisza Bulgakova (SMU) no result
2. Marie LeBlond/Gabi Vazquez (UTEP) vs. Hristina Dishkova/Holly Verner (SMU) no result
3. Anastasiya Sylenko/Matilda Rose Tench (UTEP) vs. Yana Erkeeva/Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) no result
SMU 13-9; National ranking #51
Order of finish: Doubles (); Singles (3,5,2,1)