March 16, 2013
Natalie Beazant continued a pair of winning streaks to spark the 29th ranked Rice women's tennis team to a 7-0 defeat of Western Michigan at Jake Hess Tennis Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Beazant teamed with Dominique Harmath to post their eight straight win in doubles, as the 30th ranked pair downed the Bronco's duo of Kathleen Hawkins and Caroline Aleck, 8-3. She came back later in singles to race past Nini Sujashvili, 6-1, 6-1 to score the first of six singles wins for the Owls.
Rice captured five of six singles matches in straight sets and picked up another win due to an injury to Hawkins on court 3.
The match was the second of a five-match homestand for the Owls, who will return to the Jake Hess courts on Tuesday when they host Texas A&M Corpus Christi at 3 p.m. The home slate concludes with a pair of ranked opponents next weekend (33rd ranked William and Marry on Saturday and 27th ranked TCU on Sunday).
Western Michigan University vs. Rice
3/16/2013 at Houston, Texas
(Jake Hess Tennis Stadium)
#29 Rice 7, Western Michigan University 0
1. #59 Natalie Beazant (RICE) def. Nini Sujashvili (WMU) 6-1, 6-1
2. #105 Dominique Harmath (RICE) def. Maggie Remynse (WMU) 6-1, 6-3
3. Katie Gater (RICE) def. Kathleen Hawkins (WMU) 2-4, retired
4. Kimberly Anicete (RICE) def. Jill Pastunink (WMU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Solomiya Zinko (RICE) def. Kelsey King (WMU) 6-0, 6-3
6. Stephanie Nguyen (RICE) def. Caroline Aleck (WMU) 6-2, 6-1
1. #30 Natalie Beazant/Dominique Harmath (RICE) def. Kathleen Hawkins/Caroline Aleck (WMU) 8-3
2. Liat Zimmermann/Katie Gater (RICE) def. Maggie Remynse/Nini Sujashvili (WMU) 8-6
3. Solomiya Zinko/Daniela Trigo (RICE) def. Jill Pastunink/Kelsey King (WMU) 8-6
Western Michigan University 7-9
Rice 10-4; National ranking #29
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,1,2,4,6,5)