UTEP Leaves Mississippi With Split After 7-0 Loss To Troy

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- A day after claiming its first-ever Conference USA victory, the UTEP tennis team was defeated by Troy, 7-0, at Tatum Park Racquet Club on Saturday morning.

UTEP (6-9) was held scoreless for the fourth time this season, While Troy (6-2) won for the fourth time in its last five matches.

The Miners were unable to secure any doubles wins and were defeated in four of the six singles matches in straight sets.

At No. 3, freshman Sandra Spirta split sets before falling 10-5 in a super tiebreaker, while senior Danielle King was defeated in three sets at No. 4, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

Next weekend, the Miners will conclude their six-match road trip by traveling to central Florida for contests at Stetson and C-USA foe UCF.

UTEP vs. Troy
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Hattiesburg, Miss., Tatum Park Racquet Club

1. Rawia Elsisi (Troy) def. Teri Wilkerson (UTEP), 6-3, 6-1
2. Tsitsi Masviba (Troy) def. Katherine Palider (UTEP), 6-3, 6-3
3. Claudia Strauss (Troy) def. Sandra Spirta (UTEP), 6-0, 5-7, (10-5)
4. Anabelle Bares (Troy) def. Danielle King (UTEP), 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
5. Suzanne Jones (Troy) def. Vicky Michaud (UTEP), 6-2, 6-1
6. Caroline Jouanin (Troy) def. Amber Brightly (UTEP), 6-3, 6-1

1. Masviba/Strauss (Troy) def. Palider/King (UTEP), 8-0
2. Elsisi/Jones (Troy) def. Wilkerson/Spirta (UTEP), 8-2
3. Bares/Nicole Shaw (Troy) def. Michaud/Brightly (UTEP), 8-3

Final Score: Troy 7, UTEP 0
UTEP Record: 6-9



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