CORPUS CHRISTI – Sam Houston won the first set of five of its six singles matches but two-time defending Southland Conference champion Texas A&M-Corpus Christi roared back to win two of those duels in three sets to edge the Bearkats 4-3 in a Southland Conference women’s tennis contest Sunday afternoon.
The victory kept the Islanders as one of the three remaining squads unbeaten in league play so far this season. A&M-Corpus Christi is 3-0 in Southland action and 8-5 for the year. Sam Houston falls to 8-4 overall and 3-2 in conference play.
Senior Fabienne Gettwart, sophomore Lusine Chobanyan and freshman Sahaja Yamalapalli accounted for the Kats’ three points. Gettwart defeated Hortense Boscher 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 at number one. Yamalapalli topped Luna Dormet 6-4, 6-4 at number three. Chobanyan won 6-1 6-4 versus Maria Maldonado in the six position.
With the singles victory, Yamalapalli remains unbeaten 5-0 in league action. The freshman stands 8-3 in overall dual match play for 2018. Gettwart upped her record at number one singles to 6-3. Chobanyan stands 9-1 for the season and 3-1 in Southland singles play.
The Islanders opened the contest by winning at the number one and three position to take the doubles point. Seniors Carie Casey and Mila Milanovic won at number two over Louise Trigona and Marina Miquel 6-0.
Sam Houston returns to Huntsville to play host to Central Arkansas at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the McAdams Tennis Center.
A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI 4, SAM HOUSTON 3
Corpus Christi, Texas – March 18, 2018
- Hortense Boscher/Luna Dormet (AMCCW) def. Fabienne Gettwart/Roos Gerritsen (SHSU) 6-4
- Carrie Casey/Mila Milanovic (SHSU) def. Louise Trigona/Marina Vicens Miquel (AMCCW) 6-0
- Jelena Dzinic/Maria Maldonado (AMCCW) def. Khee Yen Wee/Sahaja Yamalapalli (SHSU) 6-2
- Fabienne Gettwart (SHSU) def. Hortense Boscher (AMCCW) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
- Jelena Dzinic (AMCCW) def. Khee Yen Wee (SHSU) 6-2, 6-3
- Sahaja Yamalapalli (SHSU) def. Luna Dormet (AMCCW) 6-4, 6-4
- Louise Trigona (AMCCW) def. Carrie Casey (SHSU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
- Marina Vicens Miquel (AMCCW) def. Mila Milanovic (SHSU) 0-6, 6-2, 6-2
- Lusine Chobanyan (SHSU) def. Maria Maldonado (AMCCW) 6-1, 6-4