March 4, 2017

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The University of Tennessee at Martin tennis squad began its annual Spring Break trip on a high note, dialing up a convincing 4-0 victory over the host UAB Blazers today.

The win was the Skyhawks’ first of the spring season, as UT Martin clinched the doubles point to gain the early advantage. Burcu Tari and Andrea Plantada Cortes teamed up for the first time this season, picking up a 6-2 victory at No. 3 doubles. Hitomi Naito and Asel Jumamukhambetova also joined forces for the first time in 2017 and as a result, compiled a 7-5 win at No. 2 doubles.

UT Martin followed up the doubles momentum with three singles victories. Plantada Cortes came away with her first singles win of the season, breezing through a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 5. Jumamukhambetova also accounted for her first singles victory of the year with a 6-3, 6-1 triumph at No. 4. Elina Geut was also awarded with a victory at No. 6 after her opponent was forced to retire by default.

The Skyhawks continue their four-match in six-day swing on Sunday, March 5 when they take on Samford.