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Release: 02/04/2012
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The Bearkats swept through singles and doubles competition undefeated as the Sam Houston women's  tennis team opened their 2012 dual match schedule with a pair of 7-0 victories over Hardin-Simmons and Prairie View at Abilene Saturday afternoon.

Imke Jagau led the Kats with a 6-0 7-5 victory over Lauren Jay in the number one singles position. The rest of the team dropped only four games in 10 singles sets for wins at the number two through six singles.

Nadia Dubyanskaya and Tatyana Postnikova paired for an 8-4 victory at number one doubles. Sheridan Currie and Natalie Petaia played number two doubles and Jagau and Kayla Stevenson joined up at number three, both blanking their foes 8-0.

"Everyone was excited to get the season started and we saw a lot of good things on the court today," Sam Houston head coach Jim Giachino said. "Conditions with the wind were a little rough in the afternoon match, but the girls handled it well."

Abilene Christian handed the Bearkats their first loss of the season Sunday afternoon in a 6-1 battle.  Kayla Stevenson provided SHSU with its only point, winning at number six singles over Madelyn Walker.

Tennis Match Results
Sam Houston State vs Hardin-Simmons
Feb 04, 2012 at Abilene

Sam Houston State 7, Hardin-Simmons 0

Doubles competition:
1. Nadia Dubyanskaya/Tatyana Postnikova (SHSU) def. Genene Haddad/Lauren Jay (HSU) 8-4
2. Sheridan Currie/Natalie Petaia (SHSU) def. Kelsi Jackson/Morgan Rainer (HSU) 8-0
3. Imke Jagau/Kayla Stevenson (SHSU) def. Ameila Chaney/Tram Le (HSU) 8-0

Singles competition:
1. Imke Jagau (SHSU) def. Lauren Jay (HSU) 6-0, 7-5
2. Sheridan Currie (SHSU) def. Morgan Rainer (HSU) 6-0, 6-0
3. Tatyana Postnikova (SHSU) def. Genene Haddad (HSU) 6-1, 6-2
4. Natalie Petaia (SHSU) def. Kelsi Jackson (HSU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Nadia Dubyanskaya (SHSU) def. Ameila Chaney (HSU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Kayla Stevenson (SHSU) def. Tram Le (HSU) 6-0, 6-0

Sam Houston State 7, Prairie View A&M 0
Doubles competition:
1. Sheridan Currie/Natalie Petaia (SHSU) def. Raven Lewis/Lerato Ndlovu (PVU) 8-4
2. Nadia Dubyanskaya/Tatyana Postnikova (SHSU) def. Alejandra Barrera/Brittany Harrell (PVU) 8-5
3. Olivia Battye/Imke Jagau (SHSU) def. Christine Gwodog/Alix Thomas (PVU) 8-2

Singles competition:
1. Imke Jagau (SHSU) def. Brittany Harrell (PVU) 6-0, 7-5
2. Sheridan Currie (SHSU) def. Raven Lewis (PVU) 6-1, 6-0
3. Tatyana Postnikova (SHSU) def. Lerato Ndlovu (PVU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Natalie Petaia (SHSU) def. Christine Gwodog (PVU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Nadia Dubyanskaya (SHSU) def. Alejandra Barrera (PVU) 6-2, 6-1
6. Kayla Stevenson (SHSU) def. Alix Thomas (PVU) 6-1, 6-1

Abilene Christian 6, Sam Houston State 1

Doubles competition:
1. Julia Mongin/Laura Mongin (ACU) def. Sheridan Currie/Natalie Petaia (SHSU) 8-2
2. Micah Hermsdorf/Madelyn Walker (ACU) def. Nadia Dubyanskaya/Tatyana Postnikova (SHSU) 8-4
3. Emily Conrad/Brittney Reed (ACU) def. Olivia Battye/Imke Jagau (SHSU) 8-6

Singles competition:
1. Julia Mongin (ACU) def. Imke Jagau (SHSU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
2. Micah Hermsdorf (ACU) def. Sheridan Currie (SHSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
3. Brittney Reed (ACU) def. Tatyana Postnikova (SHSU) 6-2, 6-1
4. Laura Mongin (ACU) def. Natalie Petaia (SHSU) 6-2, 6-2
5. Emily Conrad (ACU) def. Nadia Dubyanskaya (SHSU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Kayla Stevenson (SHSU) def. Madelyn Walker (ACU) 6-3, 7-6

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