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SFA 6 Sam Houston 1
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Release: 03/24/2012
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Natalie Petaia earned Sam Houston State its only point by winning the number three singles as No. 43 ranked Stephen F. Austin handed the Bearkats a 6-1 women's tennis dual match loss in Nacogdoches Saturday afternoon.

Petaia defeated Jithmie Jayawickrema  3-6, 6-4, 10-7.

The loss drops the Sam Houston tennis team to 9-3 for the year and 3-2 in Southland Conference play. Stephen F. Austin leads the Southland with a 7-0 league record and stands 15-2 for the season.

Tennis Match Results
Mar 24, 2012 at Nacogdoches, Texas
Stephen F. Austin 6, Sam  Houston State 1

Doubles competition:
1. Tereza Bekerova/Malena Gordo (SFA) def. Tatyana Postnikova/Nadia Dubyanskaya (SHSU) 8-3
2. Alina Shazhko/Jithmie Jayawickrema (SFA) def. Sheridan Currie/Natalie Petaia (SHSU) 8-4
3. Imke Jagau/Kayla Stevenson (SHSU) def. Elena Kordolaimi/Laura Servise (SFA) 8-4

Singles competition:
1. Elena Kordolaimi (SFA) def. Imke Jagau (SHSU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Alina Shazhko (SFA) def. Sheridan Currie (SHSU) 4-6, 6-1, 10-5
3. Natalie Petaia (SHSU) def. Jithmie Jayawickrema (SFA) 3-6, 6-4, 10-7
4. Antonia Kolovou (SFA) def. Tatyana Postnikova (SHSU) 6-1, 6-4
5. Malena Gordo (SFA) def. Nadia Dubyanskaya (SHSU) 6-4, 6-0
6. Julia Lorca (SFA) def. Kayla Stevenson (SHSU) 6-3, 6-1

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