March 15, 2013
The No. 71 ranked University of Louisville women's tennis team won the doubles point but found themselves on the wrong end of three 3-set matches in singles as the No. 37 ranked Long Beach State extended its home winning streak to seven matches with a 5-2 at the Rhodes Tennis Center in Long Beach.
The Cardinals (10-5, 1-0 Big East) took the first point of the day with doubles victories at the No. 1 and 3 spots. Julia Fellerhoff and Rebecca Shine beat Ebba Unden and Karolina Rozenberg 8-5 at No. 1. The No. 3 pair of Manuela Velasquez and Mandy Brown combined forces to beat Anne-Sophie Willems and Anna Jeczmionka 8-4. Sarah Cantlay and Klaudia Malenovska helped LBSU (11-3, 4-1 Big West) avoid the sweep by beating Rebecca Bodine and Stefanie Villajuan 8-2 at the No. 2 spot.
Behind 1-0, the 49ers tied it up as Karolina Rozenberg beat Stefanie Villajuan, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4. Freshman Anne-Sophie Willems then gave LBSU the 2-1 lead behind a 6-1, 6-4 win over Rebecca Bodine. However, Louisville came back to tie the match up at 2-2 as Sarah Cantlay fell to Manuela Velasquez, 6-4, 7-5, snapping her seven-match winning streak.
Nearly 75 minutes later, Anna Jeczmionka broke the tie with a hard-fought 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3 victory over Mandy Brown
at No. 5. Ebba Unden then followed suit and clinched the win for the 49ers with her 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Julia Fellerhoff
at No. 1. Senior Klaudia Malenovska claimed the final LBSU point of the day with her win over Rebecca Shine
, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) at No. 2.
1. Julia Fellerhoff/Rebecca Shine (LOU) def. Ebba Unden/Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) 8-5
2. Klaudia Malenovska/Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) def. Rebecca Bodine/Stefanie Villajuan (LOU) 8-2
3. Mandy Brown/Manuela Velasquez (LOU) def. Anne-Sophie Willems/Anna Jeczmionka (LBSU) 8-4
1. Ebba Unden (LBSU) def. Julia Fellerhoff (LOU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4
2. Klaudia Malenovska (LBSU) def. Rebecca Shine (LOU) 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3)
3. Manuela Valesquez (LOU) def. Sarah Cantlay (LBSU) 6-4, 7-5
4. Karolina Rozenberg (LBSU) def. Stefanie Villajuan (LOU) 6-4, 6-3
5. Anna Jeczmionka (LBSU) def. Mandy Brown (LOU) 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3
6. Anne-Sophie Willems (LBSU) def. Rebecca Bodine (LOU) 6-1, 6-4