Islanders women's tennis closes out regular season with pair of wins over St. Mary's

Islanders women's tennis closes out regular season with pair of wins over St. Mary's

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi women's tennis team closed out the 2011 regular season on Tuesday with a pair of 5-0 wins over St. Mary's on the road.

The Islanders improved to 12-5 on the season while the Rattlers fell to 9-16 overall.

"It was a very focused effort after an emotional conference weekend," said Director of Tennis Steve Moore. "We controlled what we could control out there today."

In the opening match, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi sat its top two players with Bianca Discordia going unfinished at the No. 1 spot after winning the first set at 6-4, 3-0 when the match was clinched. At No. 2 singles, Stefania Nicolae took a 6-3, 6-0 final while Sandra Burges shut her opponent out at 6-0, 6-0 in No. 3 singles.

Mia Matuszak won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 4 while the final two matches were decided by identical scores. Nadia Filmalter took the No. 5 flight by a score of 6-2, 6-2 while LeAnne Mascall won No. 6 singles with a 6-2, 6-2 final as well.

In the second match of the day, the Islanders started with doubles play and swept all three matches by 8-2 finals. Discordia and Burges played the No. 1 spot, Nicolae and Matuszak won at No. 2 while Filmalter and Mascall took the No. 3 doubles point.

In singles, Nicolae took a 6-0, 6-4 final at the No. 2 position while Burges won her No. 3 flight by a 6-3, 6-0 final. Matuszak took a 6-1, 6-0 final at No. 4 and Mascall finished out singles play with her 6-1, 6-2 win at the No. 6 position.

Filmalter and Discordia both had matches go unfinished when the match was clinched.

With the regular season completed, Texas A&M - Corpus Christi will turn its attention to the upcoming Southland Conference Tournament on April 29-May 1 in San Antonio at the UTSA campus.

"We have one singular goal now and that is to win a conference championship," said Moore. "We will be very focused on that one goal from now until the Southland Conference Tournament."