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January 2020 TIB Newsletter

Dan Aronovic - Sunday, February 02, 2020


       Daniel Cukierman, University of Southern California 

Men's Tennis | January 26, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — The No. 3 USC men's tennis team will print tickets to ITA National Team Indoor Championships for the 12th straight year thanks to another shutout win on ITA Kickoff Weekend at Marks Stadium. Up against an upset-minded Santa Clara squad, the Trojans quieted the Broncos with a swift move to the doubles point followed by a string of straight-set singles wins — clinched again by Daniel Cukierman (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL) — to net a 4-0 win today at Marks Stadium. 

USC's doubles duo of Stefan Dostanic and Bradley Frye set the scene, silencing their SCU opponents 6-0 on court three to kick things off. Next, Mor Bulis (Petach Tikva, ISRAEL) and Ryder Jackson roared to a 6-3 win on court two, and USC was in the books with a 1-0 advantage. The Broncos snagged first sets on two courts, but the Trojans were in solid shape otherwise. Frye continued his hot streak, pumping out a 6-1, 6-0 win on court six over Nick Cmager to get USC a 2-0 lead. It was a winning day for #9 Bulis as well, who followed up his doubles win with a smooth 6-1, 6-1 victory over Vasilelos Iliopoulos on court three to tee up Cukierman for another clincher. The top-ranked Trojan hit the finish line with his 6-4, 6-2 win over Arthur Neuhaus on court one to round out the weekend's work for the Trojans and lock in another victorious ITA Kickoff Weekend for USC.


           Ilana Tetruashvili, Louisiana Tech University 
LA Tech Sweeps Home Weekend with Win over McNeese

RUSTON, LA  – 1/26/20 -  The Louisiana Tech tennis team made it a sweep of its home weekend, downing McNeese State by a final score of 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at the Ruston Sports Complex.
After a two-hour delay due to overnight rain, LA Tech (3-3) grabbed the doubles point and got four more points from singles action.  This came a day after handling another in-state foe at home. 
"I'm really proud of the team this weekend getting two quality wins," said head coach Amanda Stone.  "I'm especially proud of them today, beating McNeese after getting shut out by them a couple of years ago.  That's a huge flip in a short amount of time.
"Our intensity was good and our level was consistent throughout.  We were close in sweeping all the singles.  The fifth and final point came from sophomore Ilana Tetruashvili (Bat Yam, ISRAEL) who registered a 7-6, 6-1 win against Sofia San Moreno on court three. 

     Talya Zandberg, University of Arizona

01/26/2020 Camila Wesbrooks, Arizona Athletics

Arizona Sweeps No. 52 UNLV

Malibu, Calif.—The Wildcats bounced back today sweeping  UNLV 4-0 on Sunday afternoon. Arizona came out strong right away, with Marie Van Aelst and Kirsten Prelle setting the tone for the match by winning 6-0 followed by another 6-0 win from Abby Amos and Talya Zandberg (Tiberias, ISRAEL). 

Freshman Khim Iglupas continued that momentum taking away the first singles victory defeating Connie Li 6-1, 6-0. Soon after Zandberg secured another point for the Cats at the No. 1 spot. Freshman Kayla Wilkins clinched the match defeating Olivia Elliott 6-1, 7-5. 

"We bounced back well today," head coach Ryan Stotland said. "It was good to see the energy was great from the very first point. We have been working on our starts and we did a great job improving that today. We look forward to playing at home and playing in front of the great Wildcat Nation!"

    Amit Baran, North Carolina Central University

Men's Tennis | 1/24/2020

Eagles Notch Doubles Win in Road Loss to the Pirates

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Junior Miles Clark and sophomore Amit Baran (Yotvata, ISRAEL) teamed up for the only win for the North Carolina Central University men's tennis team in a 7-0 non-conference road loss at East Carolina University on Friday.
Clark and Baran survived a tiebreaker to clinch their doubles victory. The Eagle duo outlasted the ECU tandem of sophomore Simon Labbe and freshman Nelson Stafford 7-5 in the tiebreaker to clinch the narrow 7-6 triumph. Clark/Baran leveled their record together at 1-1.
The Pirates won the top two doubles bouts by matching 6-1 scores to secure the first team point.

     Mika Misgav, Saint Louis University

Women's Tennis 1/25/2020

Billikens Win Opener in Dramatic Fashion

O'FALLON, Ill. – Saint Louis women's tennis trailed on three different occasions in its season-opening match against Chicago State Friday night, but the Billikens rallied for a 4-3 victory at St. Clair Tennis Club.
Nawal Cheema downed Isidora Hrnjak 7-5, 6-0 at No. 6 singles to knot the match 3-3 before Adriana Gonzalez churned out a 7-6, 7-6 triumph over Katarina Dukic in the deciding No. 5 contest.
Gonzalez teamed with Mika Misgav (Tel Aviv, ISRAEL) for a 6-4 victory over Dukic and Susana Andres at No. 2 doubles, but Chicago State won at No. 1 and No. 3 to go on top 1-0.
The Billikens tied it 1-1 and 2-2 with singles wins by Misgav and Mariluz Rojo, respectively. Misgav defeated Diana Borodina 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3, while Rojo toppled Kristina Pukhaeva 7-5, 7-5 at No. 1.





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