Rambelles lose winning streak

Women’s tennis team loses to Tarleton State and Texas A&M-Kingsville

By Rosanna Aguilera
On April 13, 2018

Photo by Axel Marcenaro
Maria Delgadillo, sophomore, returns the ball during a singles match. Delgadillo comes all the way from Mexico City, Mexico.

 

The women’s tennis team dropped two matches this weekend, ending its six-match winning streak.

The first match was against the Tarleton State TexAnns; they lost 5-4. In the second match on Sunday, April 8, the team lost to the Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas 5-4 as well.

After these matches, the Belles are now 14-7 on the overall season and 3-3 in  Lone Star Conference play. 

In Saturday’s match, the teams started in doubles, earning one of the three points possible. 

The freshmen team of Zoe Gubbles and Virginie Becht won the point 9-7. The two have played four matches together and are undefeated as a doubles team. 

Freshman Lucie Maitrot and sophomore Yasmine Ansari lost their match in a tiebreaker 8-9. The team of freshman Ena Ovcina and sophomore Maria Delgadillo lost 9-7.

In the singles play, Maitrot won her match 6-0 and 6-0 to tie up the team score 2-2.

Ansari also earned for her match, with scores of 6-4 and 6-2. 

Gubbles added another point to the team score, winning her match 6-3 and 6-3. This was her 13th straight win in singles play. 

Degadillo lost her match 6-3 and 6-0. Becht lost hers as well with the same scores. The teams were tied at 4-4 after these matches, leaving one left to play.

Ovcina lost her first game 6-4 but came back and won the second game 7-6, forcing them into a third set. Ovcina dropped the match 6-1, leaving Tarleton with the win 5-4.

In Sunday’s match, the Belles started off well by earning an early lead, taking two of the three doubles points.

Gubbels and Becht continued undefeated as a team, winning their match 8-5. 

Maitrot and Ansari also won their match 8-3.

The loss in the doubles play came from Ovcina and Delgadillo. They went into a tiebreaker set, falling short of the win.

In singles, Ovcina won her match 6-0 and 6-1, giving the Belles another team point. 

Ansari won 6-4 and 6-3 in her match, which would be the last point ASU won on the day.

The Javelinas won the remaining four singles matches, taking the overall win. 

The Belles have three matches left in the season. The team will be in Edmond, OK, on April 13-14 to face Southern Nazarene University and the University of Central Oklahoma. After that, the team has the Lone Star Conference tournament April 20-21 in Corpus Christi.  

 

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