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Women's Tennis Goes Down at #29 Rice Owls

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 03/16/2013
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HOUSTON, Texas - Facing their second highly-regarded competitor in as many days, the Western Michigan women's tennis team fell to a nationally-ranked opponent on Saturday, losing 7-0 to the #29 Rice Owls at Jake Hess Tennis Stadium.  With the loss, the Broncos fall to 7-9 on the season.

The Owls took the doubles point by sweeping the session, with the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles teams coming the closest to stealing a win.  Maggie Remynse and Nini Sujashvili held tight with Liat Zimmermann and Katie Gater, falling 8-6 in the No. 2 doubles match; Jill Pastunink and Kelsey King fell by an identical score in the No. 3 doubles match to Solomiya Zinko and Daniela Trigo.

Rice took a 3-0 lead in the match when #59 Natalie Beazant earned a win at the No. 1 singles match, defeating Nini Sujashvili 6-1, 6-1.  The match was clinched after the Owls took the No. 2 singles match, when #105 Dominique Harmath downed Maggie Remynse 6-1, 6-3.  Rice swept through the remaining matches on the slate to earn the shutout win.

#29 Rice 7, Western Michigan University 0
3/16/2013 at Houston, Texas (Jake Hess Tennis Stadium)


Singles competition
1. #59 Natalie Beazant (RICE) def. Nini Sujashvili (WMU) 6-1, 6-1
2. #105 Dominique Harmath (RICE) def. Maggie Remynse (WMU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Katie Gater (RICE) def. Kathleen Hawkins (WMU) 2-4, retired
4. Kimberly Anicete (RICE) def. Jill Pastunink (WMU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Solomiya Zinko (RICE) def. Kelsey King (WMU) 6-0, 6-3
6. Stephanie Nguyen (RICE) def. Caroline Aleck (WMU) 6-2, 6-1


Doubles competition
1. #30 Natalie Beazant/Dominique Harmath (RICE) def. Kathleen Hawkins/Caroline Aleck (WMU) 8-3
2. Liat Zimmermann/Katie Gater (RICE) def. Maggie Remynse/Nini Sujashvili (WMU) 8-6
3. Solomiya Zinko/Daniela Trigo (RICE) def. Jill Pastunink/Kelsey King (WMU) 8-6

Match Notes
Western Michigan University 7-9
Rice 11-4; National ranking #29
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,1,2,4,6,5)