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Roadrunner women’s tennis is off to a good start with a 3-1 record. They recently played host to Texas Pan American on Friday Feb. 10 winning 6-1.

UTPA did not stand a chance against the Runners. In women’s doubles the Runners finished quickly with a 3-0 lead giving UTPA no hope against the proficient teamwork the players displayed, with a score 8-1. Natalie Hand and Kavya Menon finished first as number three doubles, 8-2. Stefanie Peana and Isabelle Jonsson finishing second as the number one doubles, 8-3. Micaela Silva and Vivian Carrillo finished it off as the number two doubles team.

In women’s singles, Pena and Jonsson finished with rapid victories, 6-2 and 6-0, respectively as number one and two singles. Irene Gandara Gonzalez won the decisive point with a 6-2, 6-1 win against Cindy Sands, giving UTSA a 3-0 advantage. Hand finished with 6-1, 6-2 lead as the number five singles. UTPA got their single point by Malin Anderson who defeated Silva in a close game that extended to a third set as the number three singles. Junior Kavya Menon won the final match with 6-3, 7-6, 7-1 wrapping up a strong lead over the Broncos.

The Runners also traveled to Houston over the weekend to face the Houston Cougars, but came up short by getting swept 7-0 for their first loss of the season.

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