Islanders sweep Prairie View A&M in women's tennis action

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi women's tennis team picked up a non-conference win on Tuesday, taking a 6-0 victory over Prairie View A&M at the Corpus Christi Country Club.

"I thought the girls played very focused today," said Director of Tennis Steve Moore. "They are improving every week and their hard work is paying off."

The Islanders improve to 6-2 on the season with the win and have won five-of-six contests heading into another conference match this week.

The two teams played just singles matches with Texas A&M - Corpus Christi taking all six against the Panthers.

At No. 1 singles, Mirna Cicak made quick work of her opponent, taking a 6-0, 6-1 final against Lerato Ndlovu. In No. 2 singles, Bianca Discordia took a 6-2, 4-6, 10-4 match over Brittany Harrell. Sandra Burges rallied for a 5-7, 6-3, 10-6 match over Raven Lewis at No. 3 singles.

Stefania Nicolae won in two sets, taking a 6-1, 6-2 match over Alejandra Barrera at No. 4 singles while Mia Matuszak reversed her scores, winning 6-2, 6-1 over Alix Thomas at the No. 5 position. Nadia Filmalter rounded out the match with a dominating 6-1, 6-3 win over Lise Karenzi at No. 6 singles.

"Mirna was an excellent leader today and really led by example by coming out and playing such focused tennis against a tough opponent," said Moore. "It was much closer last time they played.

"We're getting better and better each week at learning to win outdoors in the wind."

Next up for the team is UTSA on the road this Thursday in San Antonio.

"I think we're really looking forward to competing hard in Thursday's match against UTSA," said Moore. "We have a lot of respect for them so we know we are going to need go up there and compete extremely hard.

"I like the character and the spirit of this team."

Match time is set for 2 p.m. on the UTSA campus.

Tennis Match Results

Prairie View A&M vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

3/15/2011 at Corpus Christi, Texas

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 6, Prairie View A&M 0

Singles competition:

1. Mirna Cicak (AMCC) def. Lerato Ndlovu (PVAM) 6-0, 6-1

2. Bianca Discordia (AMCC) def. Brittany Harrell (PVAM) 6-2, 4-6, 10-4

3. Sandra Burges (AMCC) def. Raven Lewis (PVAM) 5-7, 6-3, 10-6

4. Stefania Nicolae (AMCC) def. Alejandra Barrera (PVAM) 6-1, 6-2

5. Mia Matuszak (AMCC) def. Alix Thomas (PVAM) 6-2, 6-1

6. Nadia Filmalter (AMCC) def. Lise Karenzi (PVAM) 6-1, 6-3

Match Notes:

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 6-2