March 22, 2013
Long Beach, Calif. -
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.
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
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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