Conway, Ark. - The Bearkats won the doubles point and Imke Jagau, Tatyana Postnikova and Nadia Dubyanskaya won in singles as Sam Houston defeated Central Arkansas 4-3 in a Southland Conference women's tennis dual match Saturday.
The victory ups the Bearkat women to 10-4 in dual match play and 4-2 in Southland Conference action. Central Arkansas dropped to 6-12 for the year and 0-7 in league action.
Sam Houston started the four-hour match by winning all three doubles pro sets.
In singles, Jagau won at number one over Simona Horsikyan 6-3, 6-3. The two decisive singles wins came at number four and five as Postnikova knocked off Allison Hartman 6-4, 6-0 and Dubyanskaya defeated Sasha Ruocco 4-6 7-5 6-4.
Sam Houston completes its weekend road trip Sunday with a match against Northwestern State at Natchitoches, La.
Tennis Match Results
Sam Houston State 4, Central Arkansas 3
Mar 31, 2012 at Conway, Ark.
1. Tatyana Postnikova/Nadia Dubyanskaya (SHSU) def. Hartman, Allison/Murphy, Allison (UCA) 8-2
2. Natalie Petaia/Sheridan Currie (SHSU) def. Horsikyan, Simona/Otani, Kazumi (UCA) 8-6
3. Imke Jagau/Kayla Stevenson (SHSU) def. Horsikyan, Kristina/Ruocco, Sasha (UCA) 8-4
1. Imke Jagau (SHSU) def. Horsikyan, Simona (UCA) 6-3, 6-3
2. Murphy, Allison (UCA) def. Sheridan Currie (SHSU) 0-6, 7-5, 6-2
3. Horsikyan, Kristina (UCA) def. Natalie Petaia (SHSU) 7-5, 6-1
4. Tatyana Postnikova (SHSU) def. Hartman, Allison (UCA) 6-4, 6-0
5. Nadia Dubyanskaya (SHSU) def. Ruocco, Sasha (UCA) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
6. Gonzalez Valero, Ste (UCA) def. Olivia Battye (SHSU) 6-3, 6-4