Women's tennis shoots down Oregon

<p> Eugene, Ore. -- The 19th ranked Sun Devil Women's Tennis team put up a strong singles showing on Saturday to defeat the No. 45 Oregon Ducks 5-2. Although losing the doubles point, the team won five of six singles matches, ultimately giving them the winning edge over Oregon.</p><separator></separator><p>It was a rough start for the Devils, who dropped the doubles point early on. <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/hein_micaela00.html">M… Hein</a> and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/mckenna_kelcy00.html">… McKenna</a> lost their first doubles match of the season against Pavlina Smatova and Ana Cecilia Olivos 8-5. <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/brown_ashlee00.html">A… Brown</a> and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/simmons_sianna00.html"… Simmons</a> battled it out against Carmen Seremeta and Trudie du Toit, but ultimately faced a tough loss, falling 9-8. The bright spot of the doubles match ups saw sisters <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/abdala_laila00.html">L… Abdala</a> and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/abdala_nadia00.html">N… Abdala</a> crush Claudia Hirt and Stephanie Macfarlane 8-6.</p><separator></separator><p>The Devils rallied back in singles action, which saw No. 3 <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/mckenna_kelcy00.html">… McKenna</a> roll by Carmen Seremeta 6-3, 6-1 in the No. 1 spot, followed up by <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/abdala_laila00.html">L… Abdala</a>, in the No. 3 position, who shut out Ana Cecilia Olivos in the first set 6-0 and followed it up 6-2 for the win. <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/abdala_nadia00.html">N… Abdala</a> held her own against Pavlina Smatova and triumphed 6-2, 6-3. <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/brown_ashlee00.html">A… Brown</a> and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/simmons_sianna00.html"… Simmons</a> rounded out the Sun Devil victories, each winning their respective matches. <!-- STORY AD BEGINS HERE --></p><separator></separator><p>The Devils return home next week to take on the Washington schools, starting with the Washington Huskies on Friday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m. MT. They return to action on Saturday, March 7 to take on the Cougars of Washington State at 12:00 p.m. MT. Both games will take place at ASU's Whiteman Tennis Center.</p><separator></separator><p>DOUBLES: No. 1 - Pavlina Smatova/Ana Cecilia Olivos (UO) def. ASU Micaela Hein/Kelcy McKenna (ASU) 8-5</p><separator></separator><p>No. 2 - Laila Abdala/Nadia Abdala (ASU) Claudia Hirt/Stephanie Macfarlane (UO) 8-6</p><separator></separator><p>No. 3 - Carmen Seremeta/Trudie du Toit (UO) def. Ashlee Brown/Sianna Simmons (ASU) 9-8</p><separator></separator><p>Order of finish: 1, 2, 3*</p><separator></separator><p>SINGLES:</p><separator></separator><p>No. 1 - No.3 <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/mckenna_kelcy00.html">… McKenna</a> (ASU) def. Carmen Seremeta (UO) 6-3, 6-1</p><separator></separator><p>No. 2 - <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/abdala_nadia00.html">N… Abdala</a> (ASU) def. Pavlina Smatova (UO) 6-2, 6-3</p><separator></separator><p>No. 3 - <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/abdala_laila00.html">L… Abdala</a> (ASU) def. Ana Cecilia Olivos (UO) 6-0. 6-2</p><separator></separator><p>No. 4 - <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/simmons_sianna00.html"… Simmons</a> (ASU) def. Madelie Janse van Rensburg (UO) 6-2, 6-2</p><separator></separator><p>No. 5 - <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/brown_ashlee00.html">A… Brown</a> (ASU) def. UO Stephanie Macfarlane (UO) 6-3, 6-1</p><separator></separator><p>No. 6 Siobhan Cavan (UO) def. <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/mtt/vanhorne_ali00.html">A… Van Horne</a> (ASU) 6-1, 7-5</p><separator></separator><p>Order of finish: 1, 3, 4, 5*, 2, 6</p><separator></separator><p>&nbsp;</p>