• January 23, 2022
 UTEP Tennis closes out play at SDSU Invitational

Veronika Lebisova | Photo by Ruben R. Ramirez El Paso Herald Post

UTEP Tennis closes out play at SDSU Invitational

SAN DIEGO – UTEP’s Eve Daniels, Veronika Lebisova and Lina Sachica all secured third place in singles action while Daniels and Elena Dibattista grabbed runner-up accolades in doubles play to help the Miner tennis team wrap up the San Diego State Invitational in fine fashion Sunday.

“Eve (Daniels) and Elena (Dibattista) fell just short in the championship match, falling to San Jose State, 6-4, to finish as runners up in their draw,” UTEP head coach Ivan Fernandez said.

“I’m very proud of them for playing so well in their first tournament together. In singles, Eve and Lina (Sachica) tied for third place in their flight. Vero (Lebisova) finished third in hers as well today. Overall, it was a great learning experience playing against some really tough competition. I’m proud of the team as we continue to improve with every match and tournament.”

Daniels and Dibattista, who had won two matches in as many days, went down swinging in the championship match to the pairing of Rozalina Youseva and Irena Muradyan (SJSU), 6-4, securing second place in the Black Bracket in the process. Daniels and Sachica shared third place in the Gray Bracket, while Lebisova knocked off Victoria Santibanez Luna (CSUN), 6-4, 7-6, to clinch third place in the Gold Bracket.

In other action, Sachica knocked off Aline Buhr (GCU), 6-1, 6-3. Daniels was edged by Andreea Ciornel (LBSU), 6-4, 7-5. Kathleen Percona was bested by Cecille Morin (SDSU), 6-3, 6-3. Thassane Abrahim was knocked off by Alexandra Von Tersch Pohrer (SDSU),  7-6, 6-1.

Laura Schmitz was defeated by Valentina Del Marco (GCU), 6-4, 3-6, (7-10).

In doubles, Abrahim and Lebisova were clipped by Magdalena Hedrzak and Sasha Turchak (CSUN), 7-6. Percegona and Sachica were dispatched by Zuzanna Szczepanska and Arina Babkova (LBSU), 6-4.

UTEP will return to action at the prestigious ITA Mountain Regionals from Oct. 13-17 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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