Women's Tennis

UTSA sweeps Prairie View A&M in Saturday doubleheader

SAN ANTONIO — The UTSA women’s tennis team swept a doubleheader from Prairie View A&M, 5-2 and 4-0, on Saturday at the UTSA Tennis Center.

In their first home match since Feb. 7, the Roadrunners cruised to a pair of victories to run their season record to 12-6 while also remaining perfect at home in five contests. The Panthers fell to 4-16 on the year.

The Roadrunners will remain at home to host Sam Houston at 1 p.m. next Wednesday, March 27, in a match that was originally scheduled for Feb. 4 but canceled due to windy weather. Admission is free to all UTSA home tennis matches.

Match 1
The Roadrunners wasted little time taking a 1-0 lead with a pair of quick decisions in doubles competition. Cassie McLay and Aleksandra Zlatarova teamed up for a 6-1 victory over Victoria Castillo and Ainara Vegal Rodriguez at No. 1. Shortly after, Fatima Gutierrez and Magda Tuells scored a similar 6-1 triumph over Francesca Duca and Andrea Pascual Blanca on the second court to clinch the doubles point.

In singles, Tuells shut out Amaya Bobadilla, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 5 to give UTSA a 2-0 advantage. Zlatarova then made it 3-0 with a 6-2, 6-1 win on court two before Eva Beyebach secured the win for the Roadrunners with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Joanne Fernandes at No. 6.

Gutierrez made it 5-0 in favor of the home side with a straight-set decision at the top of the lineup, posting a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Duca.

The Panthers picked up two points with wins at No. 3 by Rodriguez over McLay, 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (9) and by Blanca at the fourth position over Milica Milosavljevic, 6-2, 6-1.

Match 1: UTSA 5, Prairie View A&M 2
March 23, 2024
UTSA Tennis Center
San Antonio, Texas 

1. Fatima Gutierrez (UTSA) def. Francesca Duca (PVAM) 6-2, 6-3
2. Aleksandra Zlatarova (UTSA) def. Victoria Castillo (PVAM) 6-2, 6-1
3. Ainara Vegal Rodriguez (PVAM) def. Cassie McLay (UTSA) 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9)
4. Andrea Blanca (PVAM) def. Milica Milosavljevic (UTSA) 6-2, 6-1
5. Magda Tuells (UTSA) def. Amaya Bobadilla (PVAM) 6-0, 6-0
6. Eva Beyebach (UTSA) def. Joanne Fernandes (PVAM) 6-0, 6-0

1. Cassie McLay/Aleksandra Zlatarova (UTSA) def. Victoria Castillo/Ainara Vegal Rodriguez (PVAM) 6-1
2. Fatima Gutierrez/Magda Tuells (UTSA) def. Francesca Duca/Andrea Pascual Blanca (PVAM) 6-1
3. Eva Beyebach/Milica Milosavljevic (UTSA) vs. Amaya Bobadilla/Joanne Fernandes (PVAM) 3-3 (unfinished)

Records: UTSA 11-6; Prairie View A&M 4-15
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (5,2,6,1,4,3)
Time: 1:55

Match 2
Much like the morning match, UTSA took a 1-0 lead by grabbing the doubles point to start the afternoon duel.

McLay and Zlatarova combined for a quick 6-1 victory over Duca and Blanca on the top court. That decision ran their doubles record to 9-1 on the season.

The other two matchups were tight, but Beyebach and Milosavljevic outlasted Amaya Bobadilla and Garcia at No. 3, while Gutierrez and Tuells were up, 6-5, on Castillo and Rodriguez when the point was clinched.

Gutierrez made quick work of Castillo at the top of the singles lineup, posting a 6-2, 6-1 sweep to make it 2-0 in favor of the Roadrunners. Gutierrez now owns a 9-5 season mark with her two singles victories today.

Milosavljevic evened her singles record to 2-2 with a 6-0, 6-2 rout at No. 6 to push UTSA to the brink of securing the match.

Zlatarova then sealed the deal with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Duca on court two to run her season ledger to 9-6.

Match 2: UTSA 4, Prairie View A&M 0
March 23, 2024
UTSA Tennis Center
San Antonio, Texas

1. Fatima Gutierrez (UTSA) def. Victoria Castillo (PVAMU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Aleksandra Zlatarova (UTSA) def. Francesca Duca (PVAMU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Cassie McLay (UTSA) vs. Andrea Blanca (PVAMU) 6-1, 1-6, unfinished
4. Eva Beyebach (UTSA) vs. Ainara Rodriguez (PVAMU) 6-3, 3-0, unfinished
5. Magda Tuells (UTSA) vs. Cierra Garcia (PVAMU) 6-2, 3-4, unfinished
6. Milica Milosavljevic (UTSA) def. Amaya Bobadilla (PVAMU) 6-0, 6-2

1. Cassie McLay/Aleksandra Zlatarova (UTSA) def. Francesca Duca/Andrea Blanca (PVAMU) 6-1
2. Fatima Gutierrez/Magda Tuells (UTSA) vs. Victoria Castillo/Ainara Rodriguez (PVAMU) 6-5, unfinished
3. Eva Beyebach/Milica Milosavljevic (UTSA) def. Amaya Bobadilla/Cierra Garcia (PVAMU) 6-4

Records: UTSA 12-6; Prairie View A&M 4-16
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (1,6,2)
Time: 1:53