TSU tennis falls in Friday match at Abilene Christian; swept in Saturday road match with UTA
ARLINGTON – Tarleton suffered its second straight road loss Saturday morning with a 4-0 loss against UT Arlington.
Tarleton lost the top two doubles matches to head into singles behind the eight-ball and down 1-0. The top three players in Tarleton's lineup were locked in heated battles with 1 set already secured in each, but the Texans dropped the No. 4, 5 and 6 flights to give the Mavericks a 4-0 clinch.
On Friday in Abilene, the Texans suffered a 5-2 loss against Abilene Christian.
The Wildcats swept doubles to earn the point and then went on to win the No. 1, 4, 5 and 6 singles points to win the match. Jemi Aguilar and Martha Makantasi earned wins in the No. 2 and 3 flights for Tarleton.
Makantasi improved to a team-best 4-1 in singles play with her fourth straight singles win.
• Saturday's complete results are as follows:
1. Akimova, Polina/Takeuchi, Nanaka (UTA) def. Jemi Aguilar/Mihaela Codreanu (TAR) 6-1
2. Natal, Lucia/Horiguchi, Momoka (UTA) def. Celia Vaudiau/Rose Watanabe (TAR) 6-2
3. Pons, Carla/Boza, Almudena (UTA) vs. Martha Makantasi/Faustine Palatte (TAR) 5-5, unfinished
1. Horiguchi, Momoka (UTA) vs. Mihaela Codreanu (TAR) 6-1, 0-6, 2-1, unfinished
2. Chileno, Liz (UTA) vs. Jemi Aguilar (TAR) 2-6, 6-3, 1-0, unfinished
3. Akimova, Polina (UTA) vs. Martha Makantasi (TAR) 2-6, 5-3, unfinished
4. Natal, Lucia (UTA) def. Celia Vaudiau (TAR) 6-2, 6-2
5. Pons, Carla (UTA) def. Faustine Palatte (TAR) 6-2, 6-2
6. Takeuchi, Nanaka (UTA) def. Rose Watanabe (TAR) 6-3, 6-0
• Friday's complete results are as follows:
1. Claire Fisher/Ileana Mocciola (ACUW) vs. Mihaela Codreanu/Jemi Aguilar (TAR) 4-3, unfinished
2. Allison Stewart/Sylvia Viljoen (ACUW) def. Celia Vaudiau/Rose Watanabe (TAR) 6-2
3. Nini Memishishi/Maryjoe Crisologo (ACUW) def. Martha Makantasi/Elsa Boisson (TAR) 6-1
1. Nini Memishishi (ACUW) def. Mihaela Codreanu (TAR) 7-5, 6-2
2. Jemi Aguilar (TAR) def. Maryjoe Crisologo (ACUW) 6-2, 6-2
3. Martha Makantasi (TAR) def. Sylvia Viljoen (ACUW) 6-4, 6-1
4. Allison Stewart (ACUW) def. Celia Vaudiau (TAR) 6-0, 6-2
5. Ileana Mocciola (ACUW) def. Rose Watanabe (TAR) 6-2, 6-4
6. Claire Fisher (ACUW) def. Faustine Palatte (TAR) 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
Tarleton will make its home debut this week when the Texans host UT Permian Basin and Stephen F. Austin on Friday and Saturday.