With the new tennis courts available, The Javelinas successfully took on Northeastern State University, Dallas Baptist University, and University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
The Hogs started on Feb.9 against Northeastern State in San Antonio where the Javelinas fell short to the Riverhawks 7-2 in a highly competitive match. Although the Javelinas lost all of their doubles matches,
Valerie Ruiz and Vivian Ortiz would go on to win two singles matches for the Javelinas.
Ruiz would win her first match in singles No.3 in straight straight sets (6-3,7-5). Ortiz would follow with a win in singles No.4 in a tightly contested match after losing the first set 4-6.
Ortiz would rally for two straight wins after that (7-5,10-4).
The Javelinas would take on Dallas Baptist on Feb.10 as their season opener on their new courts.
Lisa Carvajal would be the first Javelina to claim a victory on the new courts by winning singles No.1 (6-4, 6-2).
Erika Larrea would also pick up her first singles win of the season in singles No.4 in an entertaining match against Bianca Tijerina (6-3, 2-6, 10-7).
The Hogs would lose all three of their doubles matches and go on to lose 7-2.
The Hogs took on University of Texas of the Permian Basin on Feb.11 at their home court agin for the second straight day, and swept the Falcons.
It started with a competitive win by Valerie Ruiz and Victoria Romanovskaia with an 8-6 win in doubles No.1. Followed by Tabata Lua and Lisa Carvajal’s crushing 8-1 win in doubles No.2. Erika Larrea and teammate Vivian Ortiz teamed to win the last doubles match 8-2.
The Javelinas would go on to win all their singles matches over the Falcons. Key standouts were Julia Rauer in singles No.4 (6-1, 6-2), and Stephanie Baerman in singles No.6 (6-1, 6-0).
“It was awesome for everyone of us and we are really excited that we got new ones,” said Rauer about her first time playing on their new court.
Coach Autumn Williams had this to say about the team having their first game on the new courts,” It was exciting. To truly be at home and have your student body, family, and friends come out and support you is very important.”
TheJavelinas take on Trinity University this Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.