Sept. 12, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
The women's tennis team picked up three singles wins Saturday on day two of the Fall SEC Coaches Classic being held at Vanderbilt University.
"We still have a lot of work to do," said head coach Jenny Mainz. "There are a lot of things we've got to work through and take care of business with. We've got to maximize these match opportunities and find ways to get better."
With sophomore Courtney McLane out, senior Alice Tunaru stepped in her place with freshman Alexa Guarachi in the No. 1 doubles draw where the Crimson Tide duo dropped an 8-4 decision to Florida senior Anastasia Revzina and freshman Allie Will. Senior Paulina Bigos and sophomore Taylor Lindsey also fell in their doubles match by a score of 8-5 to Tennessee senior Maria Sorbello and freshman Kata Szekely.
In singles, Guarachi had no trouble with Florida sophomore Jo Mather winning the match 6-4, 6-3. Also earning Ws for Alabama were Lindsey and Tunaru. After a 6-4 win in the first set, Lindsey was taken to a tiebreaker in the second where she came out on top 7-6(1) against Auburn senior Jil Hastenrath. Tunaru met up with Gator freshman Brittany Borsanyi where the Tide senior won easily 6-1, 6-3. Bigos had the one loss in singles on the day dropping a 7-5, 6-2 decision to Mississippi junior Connor Vogel.
"I thought we had a good finish to the day in singles, but we need to play with more discipline and impose our game on people more effectively," added Mainz. "The team has a lot of work to do to move forward. A lot of it is things we can control which is good. Taylor (Lindsey) did a great job at the end of her match and found a way to win. It wasn't pretty, but sometimes you've got to win that way."
Alabama will wrap up play tomorrow at the Fall SEC Coaches Classic following the completion of one round of singles that is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. (CST).
Allie Will/Anastasia Revzina (UF) def. Alice Tunaru/Alexa Guarachi (UA) 8-4
Maria Sorbello/Kata Szekely (UT) def. Paulina Bigos/Taylor Lindsey (UA) 8-5
Alexa Guarachi (UA) def. Jo Mather (UF) 6-4, 6-3
Connor Vogel (UM) def. Paulina Bigos (UA) 7-5, 6-2
Taylor Lindsey (UA) def. Jil Hastenrath (AU) 6-4, 7-6(1)
Alice Tunaru (UA) def. Brittany Borsanyi (UF) 6-1, 6-3