Senior Maayan Sela outlasted Joelene Coetzee in a three-set win to clinch Hawai'i's 4-3 overall victory against CSUN on Sunday afternoon at the UH Tennis Complex.
The Rainbow Wahine tennis team was able to hold off the Matadors to improve 2-0 early in the season. UH started the day by winning the doubles point. The No. 2 duo of Niklova Dolakova and Sela nearly swept CSUN's Skyla Alcon and Ana Isabel Fraile Toboso, 6-1. UH's No. 3 pair of Michelle Pits and Alzbeta Houbova defeated Emma Roenholt and Sibel Demirbaga, 6-3 to give the 'Bows a 1-0 lead.
In singles, the 'Bows led 3-1 after Petra Melounova swept CSUN's Monika Van De Vondel, 6-4, 6-3. Houbova defeated Roenholt in a sweep, 6-4, 6-4. CSUN evened the match at 3-3 after they won on the No. 3 and No. 4 courts.
On the No. 2 court, Sela lost the first set, but came back to win the second in a tiebreaker. In the third set, both players battled back and Sela eventually won against Coetzee, 5-7, 7-6(5) and 6-4.
Next week, the Rainbow Wahine will play a dual match against Washington on Jan. 17 at 3 p.m. at the UH Tennis Complex.
Hawaii 4, CSUN 3
Jan 13, 2019 at Honolulu, HI (UH Tennis Complex)
1. Melounova, Petra (UH-W) def. Van de Vondel,Monika (CSUN) 6-4, 6-3
2. Sela, Maayan (UH-W) def. Coetzee, Joelene (CSUN) 5-7, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
3. Fraile Toboso, Ana (CSUN) def. Dolakova, Nikola (UH-W) 6-4, 1-6, 7-5
4. Alcon, Skyla (CSUN) def. Pits, Michelle (UH-W) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-2
5. Houbova, Alzbeta (UH-W) def. Roenholt, Emma (CSUN) 6-4, 6-4
6. Demirbaga, Sibel (CSUN) def. Storch, Sophia (UH-W) 6-2, 6-4
1. Melounova, Petra/Resma, Roxanne (UH-W) vs. Van de Vondel,Monika/Coetzee, Joelene (CSUN) 5-2, unfinished
2. Dolakova, Nikola/Sela, Maayan (UH-W) def. Alcon, Skyla/Fraile Toboso, Ana (CSUN) 6-1
3. Pits, Michelle/Houbova, Alzbeta (UH-W) def. Roenholt, Emma/Demirbaga, Sibel (CSUN) 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (1,6,5,3,4,2)