USF Falls to No. 12 Texas Tech

February 05, 2017

TAMPA (Feb. 5, 2017) – The USF women’s tennis team dropped a tough match to No. 12 Texas Tech, 7-0, Sunday.

The Bulls entered singles play with a difficult road ahead. Down one after losing the doubles point, the Bulls could not seem to gain momentum on any court. In the No. 6 spot, Jessica Cortes-Chaves spent much of her second set ahead, but eventually dropped her match 6-2, 7-5.

With two ranked singles players, Texas Tech took down the Bulls in the No. 1 and 2 spots. No. 26 Gabriela Talaba defeated Ana Roman-Dominguez 6-2, 6-2, and No. 81 Felicity Maltby defeated Nicole Dzenga 6-4, 6-2. Bulls in each court went down in straight sets.

In doubles play, No. 14 Sabrina Federici and and Sarah Dvorak downed Nicole Dzenga and Jessica Cortes-Chaves 6-0. Ana Roman-Dominguez an Brooke Lashway posted a matching score after falling to Gabriela Talaba and Felicity Maltby.

Up Next

The Bulls take on Stetson at the USF Varsity Tennis courts Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m.


Singles competition

1. #26 Gabriela Talaba (TTU) def. Ana Roman (USF) 6-2, 6-2

2. Felicity Maltby (TTU) def. Nicole Dzenga (USF) 6-4, 6-2

3. Sarah Dvorak (TTU) def. Olga Martinez (USF) 6-3, 6-1

4. Alex Valenstein (TTU) def. Juliana Cardoso (USF) 6-2, 6-2

5. Sabrina Federici (TTU) def. Vera Bessonova (USF) 6-2, 6-4

6. Alba Cortina-Pou (TTU) def. Jessica Chaves (USF) 6-2, 7-5

Doubles competition

1. Juliana Cardoso/Olga Martinez (USF) vs. Lynn Kiro/Alex Valenstein (TTU) unfinished

2. #14 Sabrina Federici/Sarah Dvorak (TTU) def. Nicole Dzenga/Jessica Chaves (USF) 6-0

3. Gabriela Talaba/Felicity Maltby (TTU) def. Ana Roman/Brooke Lashway (USF) 6-0

Be sure to follow USF women’s tennis on social media (Twitter / Facebook / Instagram) and visit for the most up-to-date information. The USF women’s tennis program returns all singles players from a squad that advanced to the championship match of the conference tournament. Head coach Cristina Moros will be in her second year at the helm of the program after leading USF to an impressive 17-7 season in 2016.

– #GoBulls –

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