first_imgThe Islanders will now return to the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center on Saturday, March 14, with the women’s team opening Southland Conference play against Stephen F. Austin at 11 a.m. Texas-Arlington 4, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2ARLINGTON, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women’s tennis team battled UT Arlington today in non-conference action at the UTA Tennis Center as the women’s team (6-4) fell 4-2 to the Mavericks. The women’s team (6-4) fell in singles play after the Mavs (7-3) secured four singles matches. The Islanders picked up singles wins on courts four and five with three-set wins but the Mavs were able to capture straight-set victories on the other four courts to garner the win.center_img Sophomore Judit Vives dropped a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Elizabeth Thoms in No. 1 singles to start the day before freshman Jelena Dzinic fell to Augustina Serio, 6-4, 6-1. The Mavs then padded their lead to 3-0 after junior Celia Rodriguez suffered her second loss of the season at No. 2 singles with a 6-5, 6-4 loss to Angeles de los Rios. The Islanders then tacked up their first win of the day after Maider Martin rose up and defeated Jessica Birowski in a three-setter. The junior cruised to a 6-0 first-set win before falling 7-5 in the second. In the third, she breezed to a 6-0 victory to put the Islanders on the board. UT Arlington then clinched the match after senior Chelsea Horan fell to Christine Foote, 7-5, 6-3 at No. 6 singles. When the match was clinched, Kerry Galhos was battling Ekaterina Tugarinova and secured a three-set win at No. 5 singles. She dropped the first set 7-5, before battling her way back to seal a 6-2 second-set win. In the third, Galhos fought her way to a 7-5 victory for the Islanders’ second point of the match.last_img

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