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Women's Tennis

Roadrunners roll past Roos on Friday

LAS VEGAS — The UTSA women’s tennis team continued the best start under sixth-year head coach Ki Kroll on Friday at the Fertitta Tennis Complex, rolling past Kansas City, 4-0, to extend its season-opening winning streak to six matches.

The Roadrunners won for the third time in four all-time meetings with the Roos (1-3) to improve to 6-0 on the season.

UTSA grabbed the early 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point. Magda Tuells and Vittoria Baccino teamed up to race past Tuana Tinaztepe and Eva Kresovic, 6-1, at the No. 3 spot. Aleksandra Zlatarova and Cassie McLay then clinched the point with a 6-3 triumph over Joana Miralles Cardona and Maria Bylina on court No. 1. Both doubles tandems ran their season record to 4-0 with the victories, while Ekua Youri and Fatima Gutierrez held a 5-4 advantage at the second spot before the point was decided.

The Roadrunners made quick work of Kansas City in singles play. Zlatarova improved to 4-1 on the year with a decisive 6-0, 6-1 decision over Catherine Chrobak at the top of the lineup. Youri then gave UTSA a 3-0 lead after downing Anastassiya Timofeyeva, 6-1, 6-0 at the fifth spot, pushing her season record to 5-1. McLay clinched the match with a comfortable 6-1, 6-1 victory on the fourth court.

The Roadrunners will return to action at noon CT on Saturday against UNLV.

UTSA 4, Kansas City 0
Friday, Feb. 16, 2024
Fertitta Tennis Complex
Las Vegas, Nevada 

Doubles Results (UTSA 1, KC 0)
Order of Finish: 3, 1
1. Aleksandra Zlatarova/Cassie McLay def. Joana Miralles Cardona/Maria Bylina: 6-3
2. Ekua Youri/Fatima Gutierrez vs. Laura Munoz-Baroja/Anastassiya Timofeyeva: 5-4 (UF)
3. Magda Tuells/Vittoria Baccino def. Tuana Tinaztepe/Eva Kresovic: 6-1

Singles Results (UTSA 3, KC 0)
Order of Finish: 1, 5, 4
1. Aleksandra Zlatarova def. Catherine Chrobak: 6-0, 6-1
2. Fatima Gutierrez vs. Joana Miralles Cardona: 6-3, 5-3 (UF)
3. Vittoria Baccino vs. Laura Munoz-Baroja: 6-2, 3-3 (UF)
4. Cassie McLay def. Maria Bylina: 6-1, 6-1
5. Ekua Youri def. Anastassiya Timofeyeva: 6-1, 6-0
6. Magda Tuells vs. Amal Gati: 6-3, 3-0 (UF)