April 7, 2013
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - The Lobos, despite the loss to #71 UNLV 7-0 on the road, played well by putting themselves in a position to win. The Lobos will travel to Colorado Spring, Colo. for a three match weekend against conference opponents Air Force*, Colorado State * and Wyoming *.
The day started off in favor of the Rebels as they swiftly took the doubles point, but not without a fight.
They gained some momentum after winning number three 8-4 but were cut short by UNM at number one as Michaela Bezdickova and Laura Richardson won the match in a tiebreak 9-8 (7-3). The winner of the doubles point would be decided by number three doubles in which UNLV won with a score of 8-5.
With the doubles point in the Rebels' hands, the Lobos looked to singles to shake things up.
At number one singles, Bezdickova won the first set 6-2 but fell in a close second set 6-4. The two played a third set tiebreak in which UNLV got the edge over Bezdickova by winning the match with a final score of 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-8)
UNLV did not budge as they took all six points in singles to finish the match 7-0 against UNM.
"I was very happy with the way we competed today," Head Coach Erica Perkins Jasper said. "We're doing a much better job putting ourselves in position at all spots. Hopefully we can use this as a stepping stone and continue to improve. Misa Bezdickova and Laura Richardson picked up a solid win in doubles so that's another plus."
The Lobos are now 0-3 in conference play and are 6-10 overall. The Lobos will travel to Colorado Spring, Colo. on April 12-14, 2013 for a three match weekend against conference opponents Air Force*, Colorado State * and Wyoming *.
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