| 03.19.2018

Athletes of the week


Idaho men’s tennis

All seven Vandals who appeared in the teams’ Saturday matches against Utah State and Weber State, went unblemished in both singles and doubles play, helping Idaho move to 7-0 on the season. Dmitry Perevoshchikov, Marius Cirstea, Abid Akbar and Cristobal Ramos Salazar each went 4-0, winning two singles matches and two doubles matches each. At the No. 1 doubles spot, Akbar and Cirstea gave up just four combined games against the Aggies and Wildcats, while Akbar allowed his singles opponents just eight games in two matches. As a squad, the Vandals didn’t give up a singles set and totaled 145 games won, compared to their opponents’ 60. Cesar Torres won two singles matches, while Jose Beneck and Ivan Krijanto each came out on top of one singles match and two doubles matches. 

Beatriz Flores- women’s tennis

In a nervy, match-deciding second set Friday in Pullman, Flores erased a three-game deficit during her No. 6 singles match and helped the Vandals upend Nevada. After Flores handily won the first set against the Wolf Pack’s Monika Magusiak, Nevada’s No. 6 stormed out to a 4-1 lead in the second set. Flores would go on to win six consecutive games, her match victory giving Idaho its second win of the spring campaign, a 4-3 decision. “Honestly, I was so nervous,” Flores said of playing the deciding match. “I started to just think about every point and I looked to my team and their support and I was like ‘just do it, just go for it,’ and I knew I could do it and I just did.” Flores teamed up with fellow Mexican Alejandra Lozano at the No. 3 doubles slot, and the pair ousted Nevada’s Magusiak and Juliette Legendre 8-6. Idaho has won two of its last three matches and is 2-5.

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