• May 17, 2022
 UTEP Tennis Falls At UNLV

UTEP Tennis Falls At UNLV

UTEP Tennis Falls At UNLV

Freshman Carlotta Mencaglia secured her second singles win in as many days in the UTEP tennis team’s 6-1 setback at UNLV Saturday.

Mencaglia took out Aura Fan, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4, in an impressive effort at No. 5 singles. The Miners (1-4) also tasted victory at No. 1 doubles with Veronika Lebisova and Thassane Abrahim joining forces for a 6-3 victory over Molly Helgesson and Zita Kovacs at No. 1 doubles.

“It was another tough day,” UTEP head coach Ivan Fernandez said. “We made some changes in the line-up to see if we could change the outcome. We saw some improvements today, but they were the stronger team.”

Mencaglia and Eve Daniels were clipped by the Rebels’ (2-0) Salsa Aher and Cindy Hu, 6-3, at No. 2 doubles while the Miner pairing of Kathleen Percegona and Lina Sachica were upended by Aura Fang and CoCo Zhao, 6-1, at No. 3 doubles.

Percegona was knocked off by Molly Helgesson, 6-4, 6-2, at the top position. Lebisova, who picked up a victory against Youngstown State on Feb. 4, was upended by Hu, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 3 singles. Elena Dibattista went down by a final count of 6-3, 6-2, to Zita Kovacs at No. 2 singles.

Aher bested Abrahim, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 4 singles while Daniels fell to Zhao, 6-1, 6-0.

The Miners will look to bounce back when they face Weber State at 10 a.m. PT/11 a.m. MT in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Singles competition
1. Molly Helgesson (UNLV) def. Kathleen Percegona (UTEP) 6-4, 6-2
2. Zita Kovacs (UNLV) def. Elena Dibattista (UTEP) 6-3, 6-2
3. Cindy Hu (UNLV) def. Veronika Lebisova (UTEP) 6-3, 6-3
4. Salsa Aher (UNLV) def. Thassane Abrahim (UTEP) 6-1, 6-0
5. Carlotta Mencaglia (UTEP) def. Aura Fang (UNLV) 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
6. CoCo Zhao (UNLV) def. Eve Daniels (UTEP) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Veronika Lebisova/Thassane Abrahim (UTEP) def. Molly Helgesson/Zita Kovacs (UNLV) 6-3
2. Salsa Aher/Cindy Hu (UNLV) def. Carlotta Mencaglia/Eve Daniels (UTEP) 6-3
3. Aura Fang/CoCo Zhao (UNLV) def. Kathleen Percegona/Lina Sachica (UTEP) 6-1

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (6,4,2,3,1,5)

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