Miners Close Aggie Fall Invite On High Note
Sept. 21, 2008
Courtney Adcox, Marina Deluca, Ximena Fuentes and Vicky Michaud all claimed wins on the final day of the Aggie Fall Invite as the UTEP tennis team capped off its season-opening tournament with a bang.
The Miners also had success in doubles action on Sunday, with the tandems of DeLuca/Fuentes and Adcox/Michaud picking up triumphs.
For the three-day event, Michaud led the team with a 3-1 mark in singles. Fuentes was also impressive, posting a 2-1 record.
“It was a good last day,” UTEP head coach Jamie Campbell said. “We got better each day and will use the results from this tournament as a building block to improve before our next event.”
Michaud cruised past Jones from Texas State, 6-1, 6-0, to set the tone for the day. DeLuca and Fuentes also secured straight set triumphs. The native of Brazil dispatched TSU’s Cooper, 6-2, 6-3, while the sophomore waxed Western New Mexico’s Lampman, 6-2, 6-0.
Adcox showed off her toughness in claiming a hard-fought triumph against WNMU’s Waide. The freshman secured the initial set, 6-3, before Waide struck back with a 7-5 win in the second set. The El Paso native dug deep in the final set and was rewarded with a 6-4 win.
In doubles, DeLuca/Fuentes fought hard on the way to a satisfying 8-6 defeat of TSU’s Cooper/Yanes. That performance came on the heels of an impressive showing by Adcox/Michaud, who drilled WNMU’s Owen/Waide, 8-2.
Weronika Bloczynska also saw action on the day, but she was unable to pad her win total. The senior was knocked off by TSU’s Yanes, 6-4, 6-2. Later in doubles, Bloczynska and Megan Pritchard fought hard only to come up on the short end against NMSU’s Kulaif/Eusebe, 8-6.