Feb. 15, 2013
New Orleans - Tulane's 57th-ranked women's tennis team came up short in its first of two road matches this weekend as the Green Wave dropped a 6-1 decision to Conference USA rival and No. 32 ranked Rice this afternoon at the Jake Hess Tennis Center in Houston, Texas.
With the loss, Tulane falls to 3-3 on the year, while Rice improves to 5-3. The Wave remains in Houston and will take on No. 21 Texas Tech at Noon on Saturday at the Jake Hess Tennis Center.
TU fell behind the Owls early after coming up short for the all-important doubles point. Rice's duo of Natalie Beazant and Dominique Harmath topped the Wave's tandem of junior Klara Vyskocilova and freshman Ipek Birol at the top spot, 8-2, and then claimed the point when Daniela Trigo and Solomiya Zinko got past seniors Caroline Magnusson and Hila Elster at the No. 3 position, 8-5.
Tulane never got on track in singles and Rice won five straight contests to take the match. Magnusson played a three-set marathon at the No. 5 spot before earning the win over Kimberly Anicete, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (8), 1-0.
No. 1 Natalie Beazant/Dominique Harmath (Rice) def. Klara Vyskocilova/Ipek Birol (TLN), 8-2
No. 2 Jenny Hois/Emma Levy (TLN) vs. Katie Gater/Liat Zimmermann (Rice), DNF
No. 3 Daniela Trigo/Solomiya Zinko (Rice) def. Caroline Magnusson/Hila Elster (TLN), 8-5
Order of Finish: 1,3
No. 1 No. 84 Natalie Beazant (Rice) def. No. 88 Klara Vyskocilova (TLN), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 No. 111 Dominique Harmath (Rice) def. Emma Levy (TLN), 6-3, 7-5
No. 3 Katie Gater (Rice) def. Jenny Hois (TLN), 7-6 (1), 6-3
No. 4 Liat Zimmermann (Rice) def. Ipek Birol (TLN), 6-1, 7-5
No. 5 Caroline Magnusson (TLN) def. Kimberly Anicete (Rice), 6-7 (7), 7-6 (8), 1-0
No. 6 Solomiya Zinko (Rice) def. Hila Elster (TLN), 6-2, 6-4
Order of Finish: 2,6,4,3,1,5