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February 16th, 2009
Bobcat women’s tennis defeats UT-Pan American


The Texas State won its second straight home match with a 5-2 victory over the University of Texas-Pan American Saturday afternoon at the Bobcat Tennis Complex.

The Bobcats opened the match with three straight doubles matches. Andrea Giraldo and Lainy Chafitz combined to beat Stephanie Willerding and Luisa Cantu 8-4 in the top doubles match. Ashley Ellis and Nyssa Peele also won an 8-6 decision over Andrea Salvetova and Malin Anderson, while MacKenzie Farmer and Kiki Kruse beat Megan Bedeau and Sarah Burton 8-1.

The Bobcats also registered four wins in singles play to clinch their second straight win. Ellis defeated Willerding 6-0, 6-1 in the top singles matchup, while Kruse beat Slavetova 6-2, 6-1 and Jennifer Nowland beat Sarah Burton 6-2, 6-4. Farmer also won her singles match in three sets as she beat Anderson 5-7, 6-4 and 7-6.

The Bobcats continue their homestand with a match against North Texas Sunday at noon.


Texas State 5, UT-Pan American 2


  1. Lainy Chafitz/Andrea Giraldo (TXST) def Stephanie Willerding/Luisia Cantu (UTPA) 8-4
  2. Ashley Ellis/Nyssa Peele (TXST) def Andrea Salvetova/Malin Anderson (UTPA) 8-6
  3. MacKenzie Farmer/Kiki Kruse (TXST) def Megan Bedeau/Sarah Burton (UTPA) 8-1


  1. Ashley Ellis (TXST) def Stephanie Willerding 6-0, 6-1
  2. Cantu (UTPA) def Nyssa Peele (TXST) 7-6, 6-2
  3. Megan Bedeau (UTPA) def Lainy Chafitz (TXST) 7-6, 6-7, 10-4
  4. Kiki Kruse (TXST) def Andrea Salvetova (UTPA) 6-2, 6-1
  5. Mackenzie Farmer (TXST) def Reatta Raty (UTPA) 5-7, 6-4, 7-6
  6. Jennifer Nowland (TXST) def Sarah Burton (UTPA) 6-2, 6-4
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