by Michael Rowse

WNMU men's and women's tennis teams visited Pima Community college collecting a pair of easy wins.

On the men's side, Juan Pablo Fuentes (Guadalajara, Mexico) battled at the top flight and won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2. All of the Mustangs won in straight sets, including some that were perfect without dropping a game. At No. 2, which was Alvaro Nunez (Madrid, Spain) and at No. 3 which was Jorge Carretero (Asturias, Spain), both won by scores of 6-0, 6-0. At No. 4, Francisco Damasio (Jundiai, Brazil/Centro Educational Sigma High School) dropped three games in the opening set, but won 6-3 and then cruised in the following set, 6-0. Roy Ulibarri (Dexter, NM/Dexter High School) pulled out a 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 5, while Nader Murad (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England) dropped just one game at No. 6 as he won 6-0, 6-1.

In doubles, Rodrigo Almeida (Arapongas, Brazil/Nene Lourenco High School) and Fuentes dominated at No. 1, 8-1. The score was the same at No. 2 with Nunez and Damasio coming away with the 8-1 win. In the final doubles match, Ulibarri and Omar Lopez (Naucalpan, Mexico) made it a clean sweep with a 8-2 win.

On the women's side, WNMU pulled out a big win to avenge the loss from last year against Pima. In singles, Ganna Tiurina (Kiev, Ukraine) won the first set, 6-0 and then cruised to a 6-2 win at the top flight. At No. 2, Ashley Newell (Las Vegas, NV/Silverado) also dominated in her first set, 6-0, before finishing it up with a 6-4 second set win. Claudia Osuna () at No. 3 and Doris Berberic (Lower Hutt, New Zealand/Hutt Valley High School) at No. 4 fell in tough matches, as Osuna won the opening set, 6-3, but then dropped the second, 5-7 and eventually the super tiebreaker, 9-11. Berberic fell, 6-1 and 6-4. Diamond Morrill (Carlsbad, NM/Carlsbad) had no problems at No. 5, as she made quick work with a 6-3, 6-4 victory. At No. 6, Davida Aragon (Arenas Valley, NM/Cobre High School) dropped the first set, 4-6, before coming back strong with a 6-4 and then 10-8 win.

In doubles, Tiurina and Newell won at the top flight, 8-2. Berberic and Morrill made it two wins in doubles with an 8-5 win and then Osuna and Dena Irvin (Farmington, NM/Farmington High School) played a tough match at No. 3, dropping the close match, 8-6.

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