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49ers Win Ninth Straight Home Match with 5-2 Victory over Wyoming
Freshman Ebba Unden won both her matches to help LBSU remain perfect at home this season and win its fifth consecutive match.

Freshman Ebba Unden won both her matches to help LBSU remain perfect at home this season and win its fifth consecutive match.

March 22, 2013

Long Beach, Calif. -

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No. 41 Long Beach State won its fifth consecutive match and avenged last year's upset with a 5-2 victory over Wyoming Friday afternoon at the Rhodes Tennis Center.

The 49ers (13-3) jumped out to a 1-0 lead early after sweeping the Cowgirls (6-6) in doubles play. Ebba Unden and Karolina Rozenberg won 8-6 over Veronica Popovici and Simona Snykova while Klaudia Malenovska and Sarah Cantlay won 9-8 (3) over Alexandra Kovacs and Sasa Nemcova. Anna Jeczmionka and Anne-Sophie Willems closed out the LBSU sweep with an 8-4 over Jessica Parizher and Silviya Zhelyazkova.

In singles play, the 49ers picked up four more victories to keep their perfect home record this season intact. Ebba Unden won 6-1, 6-2 over Veronica Popovici at the No. 1 spot and Klaudia Malenovska beat Simona Synkova 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 2 spot. Sarah Cantlay won 7-5, 6-4 at the No. 3 spot over Alexandra Kovacs and Anne-Sophie Willems picked up the final LBSU point with a 7-4, 6-4 win over Christa Gecheva.

Long Beach State will return to conference play and close out its six-game homestand next Saturday when Cal State Northridge visits. The match, being played at the Rhodes Tennis Center, will begin at noon.

Doubles:

1. Ebba Unden/Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) def. Veronica Popovici/Simona Synkova (WYO) 8-6

2. Klaudia Malenovska/Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) def. Alexandra Kovacs/Sasa Nemova (WYO) 9-8 (3)

3. Anna Jeczmionka/Anne-Sophie Willems (LBSU) def. Jessica Parizher/Silviya Zhelyazkova 8-4

Singles:

1. Ebba Unden (LBSU) def. Veronica Popovici (WYO) 6-1, 6-2

2. Klaudia Malenovska (LBSU) def. Simona Synkova (WYO) 6-0, 6-2

3. Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) def. Alexandra Kovacs (WYO) 7-5, 6-4

4. Sasa Nemcova (WYO) def. Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) 6-3, 1-6, retired

5. Jessica Parizher (WYO) def. Anna Jeczmionka (LBSU) 6-1, 7-6 (5)

6. Anne-Sophie Willems (LBSU) def. Christa Gecheva (WYO) 7-4, 6-4

 

 

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