May 10, 2013
For the second consecutive year, provided the clinching point to allow the Rice Owls to overcome the loss of the doubles point and advance to the second round of Stanford Regional at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium in Palo Alto, California on Friday.
After being both pretty tight and outplayed in doubles, we really showed our toughness by the way we responded in the singles," Rice head coach Elizabeth Schmidt said. "Everyone stepped up, believed in themselves, and fought for every point. We are extremely proud of the team for another hard-fought victory and are excited to play another match tomorrow."
With the win, the 22nd ranked Owls (21-4) move on to face the winner of the Stanford-Miami(OH) match on Saturday afternoon, looking to earn a repeat trip to the NCAA Sweet 16.
After trading service breaks through the first four games of the decided third set on Court 5, Anicete fought off multiple break points to hold serve at 3-2 and then quickly broke Michaela Capannolo's serve to extend the lead to 4-2 and go on to clinch the match with a 6-3 win. One year earlier, Anicete provided the final point in a 4-3 upset of Illinois to give Rice its first win in NCAA Women's Tennis play.
The Owls (21-4) were 0-3 this season in matches this season when losing the doubles point, but picked up wins by Natalie Beazant on Court 1 and Katie Gater on Court 4 to take a 2-1 lead. After Pepperdine tied it with a win at 3.
Beazant's win was her 16th consecutive to run her season record to 18-3, while Anicete won her eighth straight match to improve her record to 15-5
Rice freshman Solomiya Zinko used a late service break in the second set to win in straight sets on Court 6, turning the final outcome over to Anicete.
Tennis Match Results
Pepperdine vs. Rice
5/10/2013 at Palo Alto, CA
(Taube Family Tennis Stadium)
#22 Rice 3, #53 Pepperdine 3
1. #41 Natalie Beazant (RICE) def. #32 Lorraine Guillermo (PEPP) 6-2, 6-2
2. #72 Khunpak Issara (PEPP) def. #61 Dominique Harmath (RICE) 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 6-2
3. #96 Ale Granillo (PEPP) def. Liat Zimmermann (RICE) 6-3, 7-5
4. Katie Gater (RICE) def. Megan Moore (PEPP) 6-2, 6-2
5. Michaela Capannolo (PEPP) vs. Kimberly Anicete (RICE) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3
6. Solomiya Zinko (RICE) def. Danielle Feneridis (PEPP) 6-3, 7-5
1. #89 Khunpak Issara/Megan Moore (PEPP) def. #23 Natalie Beazant/Dominique Harmath (RICE) 8-6
2. Katie Gater/Liat Zimmermann (RICE) vs. Michaela Capannolo/Ale Granillo (PEPP) 6-5, unfinished
3. Lorraine Guillermo/Danielle Feneridis (PEPP) def. Daniela Trigo/Solomiya Zinko (RICE) 8-3
Pepperdine 12-12; National ranking #53
Rice 21-4; National ranking #22
Order of finish: Doubles (3); Singles (1,4,3,6,2,5)
2013 NCAA Championships First Round
Women's Tennis Signs Haet
11/16/2016 - Rice head women’s tennis coach Elizabeth Schmidt announced on Wednesday the Owls have signed Australian standout Michaela Haet to a National ...
Owls Wrap Fall Campaign
11/13/2016 - Priya Niezgoda and Savannah Durkin won for the third straight day to highlight wins in four of six singles matches against Princeton by the Rice...
Astete and Niezgoda Lead Owls on Day Two of LSU...
11/13/2016 - Fernanda Astete rallied to defeat the 38th ranked player in the country while Priya Niezgoda added a straight set win over another ranked opponent ...
Singles Sweep Sparks First Day at LSU Fall...
11/11/2016 - Lindsey Hodge stormed back from a first set loss to win in three sets and complete a sweep of singles matches for Rice in the opening day of action...
Zhang Wraps Unbeaten Weekend
11/06/2016 - Wendy Zhang capped an unbeaten weekend by downing 15th ranked Saska Gavrilovska of Texas A&M to lead the Rice women’s tennis team on the...
Owls Storm Past Huskies After Rain Delay
11/05/2016 - After a lengthy rain delay, the Rice women’s tennis team race to wins in five of six singles matches against Washington to close out day two ...
Singles Opens Strongly at David Kent Invitational
11/04/2016 - The Rice women’s tennis team swept to wins in six of seven singles matches to highlight action in the first day of play in Texas A&M’s ...
Hodge and Zhang Fall in Regional Round of 16
10/22/2016 - Lindsey Hodge and Wendy Zhang both dropped their third round singles matches while Hodge and Priya Niezgoda saw their doubles run end in the...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store