The Rainbow Wahine tennis team snapped its eight-game losing streak with a 6-1 win over Santa Clara on Thursday afternoon at the University of Hawai'i Tennis Complex.
Junior Michelle Pits and Senior Roxanne Resma won their doubles match with a set score of 6-3, while junior Alzbeta Houbova and senior Maayan Sela held the position of third doubles winning their set 6 – 3. The two doubles victories gave the Rainbow Wahine a one point edge to start off the team matchup.
In singles, the Rainbow Wahine won a commanding five out of six matches played. Junior Petra Melounova displayed her brilliance in clutch situations as she won a hard-fought tiebreak match that resulted with her on top 13 – 11. Sela, junior Nikola Dolakova, Houbova and junior Michelle Pits all won their respective matches giving the Bows a total of six points.
“What I felt worked for me today was keeping the ball deep and setting up well and constructing my point to a feather," Pitts said.
Head coach Jun Hernandez was extremely pleased with his team’s performance as the Rainbow Wahine snapped their eight-game losing streak.
“I think the big difference is in crucial points we’re playing smarter when going after our shots and we showed a lot of heart until the very end," Hernandez said. “That’s one thing I can always count on with this team. They’ve been together for a long time."
The Rainbow Wahine will host Cal Poly on March 30 at 11:00 a.m. at the UH tennis complex.
Hawaii 6, Santa Clara 1
Mar 28, 2019 at Honolulu, HI (UH Tennis Complex)
1. #100 Melounova,Petra (UH-W) def. #86 Maddie Pothoff (SCU-W) 6-7 (0), 7-5, 1-0 (11)
2. Sela,Maayan (UH-W) def. Jamie Schroer (SCU-W) 6-4, 6-4
3. Dolakova,Nikola (UH-W) def. Elvena Gevargiz (SCU-W) 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
4. Pits,Michelle (UH-W) def. Katya Tabachnik (SCU-W) 6-3, 6-2
5. Nadine Del Carmen (SCU-W) def. Resma,Roxanne (UH-W) 6-2, 6-2
6. Houbova,Alzbeta (UH-W) def. Lindsey Pesqueira (SCU-W) 6-1, 7-5
1. Maddie Pothoff/Elvena Gevargiz (SCU-W) def. Melounova,Petra/Dolakova,Nikola (UH-W) 6-3
2. Pits,Michelle/Resma,Roxanne (UH-W) def. Katya Tabachnik/Caitlyn Frankel (SCU-W) 6-3
3. Houbova,Alzbeta/Sela,Maayan (UH-W) def. Jamie Schroer/Nadine Del Carmen (SCU-W) 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,4,6,3,2,1)