Air Force opens Springs Play with 7-0 win over Montana State
Air Force Women’s Tennis opened the 2022 spring season in dominant fashion, beating Montana State 7-0 in a neutral-site game in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday afternoon.
The Falcons took the doubles point with wins at doubles No. 1 and No. 2. Alex Kuo and Hailey Stelse won at No. 2 by default over Felicia Jayasaputra and Maria Villarejo for the first win. Vivian Glozman and Karina Chao won at No. 1 over Mirte Van Baelen and Marta Garcia-Reboredo 6-2 to clinch the point.
The Falcons then swept all six singles matches.
Glozman won at No. 1 over Garcia-Reboredo 6-3, 5-7, 11-9. Sidney Fitch won at No. 2 over Mirte Van Baelen 6-4, 6-4. Karina Chao won at No. 3 over Jayasaputra 6-4, 6-4 for their first collegiate double victory.
At No. 4, Stelse beat JJ Chen 7-5, 6-4. Alexis Odome won at No. 5 over Villarejo 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 for their first collegiate double victory. Kuo won at No. 6 over Andrea Cuquerella by default.
“I was extremely happy with all the team members in every position,” the head coach said. Kim Gidley noted. “It was a complete team effort today for the team’s first win of the season against a very competitive team from Montana State. In every game, our players had to go against each other from first to last. point. When the matches got close, I was extremely pleased with how each individual rose to the challenge and stayed the course. Competition is all about adapting to the situation and finding a way to win, even when you lose a match point like Vivian Glozman has been . I’m super excited to see what this team brings tomorrow.”
The Air Force resumes its activities tomorrow, against the Incarnate Word. The action starts at 10 a.m. CT.
State of Montana vs. Air Force
1. Vivian Glozman/Karina Chao (AF) def. Mirte Van Baelen/Marta Garcia-Reboredo (MSU) 6-2
2. Alex Kuo/Hailey Stelse (AF) vs. Felicia Jayasaputra/Maria Villarejo (MSU)
3. JJ Chen/Andrea Cuquerella (MSU) def. Isabelle Flodin/Sidney Fitch (AF) 7-6 (7-4)
Order of arrival: 2, 1, 3
1. Vivian Glozman (AF) def. Marta Garcia-Roboredo 6-3, 5-7, 11-9
2. Sidney Fitch (AF) def. Mirte Van Baelen (MSU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Karina Chao (AF) def. Felicia Jayasaputra (MSU) 6-0, 6-3
4. Hailey Stelse (AF) def. JJ Chen (USM) 7-5, 6-4
5. Alexis Odome (AF) def. Maria Villarejo (USM) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
6. Alex Kuo (AF) def. Andrea Cuquerella (MSU) Default
Finishing order: 3, 2, 1, 5, 4, 6