Women's Tennis Brings Home 2 Victories in 1 Day
Oct 2, 2016
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Women’s tennis won both of their matches against Central College and Simpson College on Saturday.
In the morning match against Central, the Spartans won a nail bitter, 5-4, which came down to the very last match. The Spartans took two out of the three doubles matches, with the victories coming from the pairs of Arantxa Martinez and Marissa Joers 8-4, as well as Ines Albino and Mariah Scott 8-1. Arantxa Martinez (6-2,6-2), Ines Albino (7-5,7-5) and Naomi Amani (7-5,6-3) all won their single matches with Naomi Amani bringing home the team victory for the Spartans by winning the last match.
The Spartans dominated the afternoon match against Simpson, as they defeated the Storm 7-2. Dubuque took five of six single matches and two of three double matches. The victory gave the Spartans their fourth straight match win, to improve their overall record to 7-3, with a conference record of 6-2 and put them in third place in the IIAC. Head coach Claudio Giraldi was happy with the Spartants performances on Saturday. “Today was a very good day for the Spartans; our football team beat Central next door. We had a really hard match with Central, winning 5-4 and Noami (Amani) brought us home but everyone performed really, really well. Then we brought home another good victory later in the day against Simpson. We are looking forward to our last home match on Tuesday against St. Ambrose.”
With two more wins on Saturday, Artantxa Martinez set school records for single and doubles career wins, as well as overal career wins. Martinez also moved to 10-0 overall and 8-0 in conference matches. While Martinez is happy with how the team and herself is playing she is not satisfied, saying, “Playing this year has been awesome. Everyone on the team has put so much effort and I'm really proud of what we have accomplished. All the girls had tough matches and did their best to get the wins. I'm happy with their results and myself. However, individual conference is still something that personally I want to achieve so let's see if this is my year.”