UTEP Tennis Concludes Fall Campaign On High Note

The UTEP tennis team capped off its fall season by turning in another solid effort at the UTSA Fall Invite. Weronika Bloczynska led the charge with a win at No. 1 singles for the second straight day.


“We finished the fall on a positive note,” head coach Jamie Campbell said. “It was another outstanding weekend for Weronika, as she was undefeated in both singles and doubles.”


In singles action, the Miners squared off against foes from UTPA. Up first, Bloczynska afforded the Orange and Blue a solid start by dispatching Giana Oliveira, 6-0, 6-4.


At the second position, senior Katherine Palider rebounded from a setback on Friday by drilling Julia Cirne-Lima, 6-2, 6-4 for the straight set victory.


Megan Pritchard challenged Stephanie Willerding, and it proved to be a taxing match. The sophomore battled, but was dealt a 3-6, 3-6 setback.


In No. 4 singles play, freshman Harmonie Chatagner was brought down by Megan Bedeau, 1-6, 2-6.


Vicky Michaud also fell, despite a valiant effort. The Laval, Quebec, native came up just short in her bid for a victory in the match against Silke Buksik, who handed the sophomore a 5-7, 4-6 loss.


Nilsa Ramirez took on Nikki Garcia, who escaped with the 6-0, 6-2 win over the Miner freshman.


The Orange and Blue found some redemption in doubles play, as all three UTEP tandems emerged triumphantly for the second consecutive day.


Bloczynska and Palider joined forces first against Soloman/Buckingham, where the Miner duo doubled up the pair from North Central Texas Community College, 8-4.


Campbell mixed things up a bit for the remaining two squads, changing partners. The move proved to be the proper one as each notched an 8-2 win.


Pritchard and Michaud sent Viana/Perez packing, while Ramirez and Chatagner made quick work of Hoffmann/Blakey.



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