UTEP Tennis Takes Down Arkansas State on Senior Day

Senior Gabi Vazquez and sophomore Matilda Rose Tench

April 13, 2014

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EL PASO, Texas - The UTEP women's tennis team took care of business, as it defeated Arkansas State, 5-2, on Senior Day at the El Paso Tennis Club.

Seniors Rebeca Calvillo, Marie LeBlond and Gabi Vazquez where honored prior to Sunday's match.

The Miners (12-12) took the doubles point for the early 1-0 lead.

Calvillo and Davina Meza defeated Janie Nowland and Julie Gauguery, 8-3, on court No. 1 during doubles action. The duo improved to 15-4 during the spring and 23-9 overall.

LeBlond and Daphne Visscher took down Tamara Slijepcevic and Jess Heeps-Eriksen, 8-1, while Vazquez and Matilda Rose Tench outmatched Bijana Miloshevska and Sofia Krsmanovic, 8-7 (10-8).

In singles action, Meza won her 23rd singles match of the season, tying Calvillo's 23 in 2013 and Ana Brnas' 23 in 1999 for ninth best all time. The junior is currently on an eight-match winning streak.

Visscher improved to 14-8 during the spring, defeating Victoria Pisani, 6-2, 6-3. Vazquez won her 50th career singles match, beating Miloshevska, 6-2, 6-3. Tench notched her 13th singles win, besting Heeps-Eriksen.

The Miners will travel to Norfolk, Va. for the 2014 Conference USA Tournament April 16-20.

Singles competition

1. Tamara Slijepcevic (A-STATE) def. Rebeca Calvillo (UTEP) 6-2, 6-4

2. Davina Meza (UTEP) def. Janie Nowland (A-STATE) 6-1, 7-5

3. Julie Gauguery (A-STATE) def. Marie LeBlond (UTEP) 2-6, 6-4, 2-0, retired

4. Gabi Vazquez (UTEP) def. Biljana Miloshevska (A-STATE) 6-2, 6-3

5. Daphne Visscher (UTEP) def. Victoria Pisani (A-STATE) 6-2, 6-3

6. Matilda Rose Tench (UTEP) def. Jess Heeps-Eriksen (A-STATE) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. Rebeca Calvillo/Davina Meza (UTEP) def. Janie Nowland/Julie Gauguery (A-STATE) 8-3

2. Marie LeBlond/Daphne Visscher (UTEP) def. Tamara Slijepcevic/Jess Heeps-Eriksen (A-STATE) 8-1

3. Gabi Vazquez/Matilda Rose Tench (UTEP) def. Biljana Miloshevska/Sofia Krsmanovic (A-STATE) 8-7 (10-8)



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