HARLINGEN, Texas — Playing in its first-ever Great West Conference Tournament, the No. 6-seeded CSU Bakersfield tennis team lost 4-0 to No. 3 University Texas-Pan American on Saturday at the HEB Tennis Center.

In their first season as an affiliate member in the GWC, the Roadrunners (0-12) lost in the opening round of the conference tournament on Saturday. The loss ended CSUB's season

Three of the individual matches in the match weren't completed because the Broncs won the first four, ending it early. UTPA's Malin Andersen and Suncica Strkic teamed to beat Julian Mannix (Santa Barbara, Calif., San Marcos HS) and Estefania Limpias (R-So., Bakersfield, Calif., Liberty HS) 8-2 in the No. 1 doubles match. Nancy Ramirez (Fr., Bakersfield, Calif., East Bakersfield HS) and Charlotte Hughes (R-Jr., Bakersfield, Calif., Stockdale HS) lost to Cindy Sands and Blanca Garcia Izaguirre 8-4 at No. 3, but Dana Nazarova and Wanda Beguelin finished strong to beat seniors Daniela Dimas (Mexico City, Mexico, Tecnologico de Monterey Campus de Ciudad de Mexico) and Veronica Dimas (Mexico City, Mexico, Tecnologico de Monterey Campus de Ciudad de Mexico) 8-6 at No. 2.
 
Andersen made quick work of Veronica Dimas in No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-1, and Nazarova beat Daniela Dimas 6-2, 6-3. Strkic won at No. 5 6-2, 7-5 to close out the match.


#6 CSU Bakersfield vs #3 Texas-Pan American (Apr 21, 2012)

#3 Texas-Pan American 4, #6 CSU Bakersfield 0
Apr 21, 2012 at Harlingen, TX (HEB Tennis Center)

Singles competition
1. Malin Andersen (UTPA) def. Veronica Dimas (CSUB) 6-0, 6-1
2. Dana Nazarova (UTPA) def. Daniela Dimas (CSUB) 6-2, 6-2
3. Wanda Beguelin (UTPA) vs. Julian Mannix (CSUB) 6-3, 4-3, unfinished
4. Cindy Sands (UTPA) vs. Estefania Limpias (CSUB) 1-6, 4-5, unfinished
5. Suncica Strkic (UTPA) def. Nancy Ramirez (CSUB) 6-2, 7-5
6. Blanca G. Izaguirre (UTPA) vs. Charlotte Hughes (CSUB) 2-6, 6-1, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Malin Andersen/Suncica Strkic (UTPA) def. Julian Mannix/Estefania Limpias (CSUB) 8-2
2. Wanda Beguelin/Dana Nazarova (UTPA) def. Veronica Dimas/Daniela Dimas (CSUB) 8-6
3. Nancy Ramirez/Charlotte Hughes (CSUB) def. Cindy Sands/Blanca G. Izaguirre (UTPA) 8-4

Match Notes
#6 CSU Bakersfield 0-12
#3 Texas-Pan American 3-12
Great West Conference Quarterfinals Game #2
UTPA advances to play #2 Seattle at 6:00 p.m.
A-54

UPTA's sports information department contributed to this report.

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