Arizona State women’s tennis secured a victory in its first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, defeating Mississippi State 4-0 in Austin.
The Sun Devils took the doubles point, with key victories from Ilze Hattingh/Lauryn John-Baptiste and Sammi Hampton/Marianna Argyrokastriti. ASU would never look back in singles and end up moving on.
“I’m really happy for the team,” said head coach Sheila McInerney in a recap from Sun Devil Athletics. “It’s never easy to win in your first round. We came out and secured the doubles point, which we struggled with a bit in the Pac-12s, and then went on to win six first-sets and close out pretty quickly thanks to Ilze, Sammi and Domenika. It was definitely a great day and I’m happy for them.”
!!— Arizona State Women’s Tennis (@sundevilwtennis) May 7, 2021
Sun Devils are moving on after a 4-0 shutout of the Bulldogs!#ForksUp | #O2V pic.twitter.com/VaDHe11OZ8
Here were the results from Friday’s match:
1. Hattingh,Ilze/John-Baptiste,Lauryn (ASU) vs. Magda Adaloglou/Chloe Cirotte (MISSST) 5-4, unfinished
2. Hampton,Sammi/Argyrokastriti,M (ASU) def. Emma Antonaki/Marta Falceto (MISSST) 6-2
3. Morlet,Giulia/Kolarova,Tereza (ASU) def. Alexandra Mikhailuk/Lilian Poling (MISSST) 7-5
1. #84 Hattingh,Ilze (ASU) def. #33 Emma Antonaki (MISSST) 6-3, 6-3
2. Hampton,Sammi (ASU) def. Magda Adaloglou (MISSST) 6-0, 7-5
3. John-Baptiste,Lauryn (ASU) vs. Alexandra Mikhailuk (MISSST) 6-4, 2-4, unfinished
4. Morlet,Giulia (ASU) vs. Lilian Poling (MISSST) 6-4, 4-4, unfinished
5. Argyrokastriti,M (ASU) vs. Chloe Cirotte (MISSST) 6-4, 4-1, unfinished
6. Turkovic,Domenika (ASU) def. Marta Falceto (MISSST) 6-4, 6-2