LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Tarleton’s inaugural NCAA Division I Tennis season ended on a high note Saturday morning as the Texans swept Seattle University 7-0 and clinched a winning record (11-10).
Women’s Tennis is the fourth program – football, volleyball, men’s basketball – to finish with an overall record at .500 or higher. Tarleton is in its first transition season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference.
The Texans will now await the results from Grand Canyon’s final two matches. Tarleton has already secured at least a second-place finish in the WAC standings. If GCU loses a match this weekend, the Texans can clinch at least a share of the WAC regular season championship.
“Today was a great match from all of our girls,” said head coach Elianne Miron. “We got to send Mihaela (Codreanu) off with a well-deserved 7-0 sweep. I can’t say enough about her and her leadership this season. After losing her senior year to COVID, she had something to prove. She came in a proved how great of a tennis player and leader she is. I’m very proud. We ended on a great note and I look forward to continuing to build this program.”
The complete results are as follows:
1. Jemi Aguilar/Martha Makantasi (TAR) def. Gianan, Hannah/Rasmussen, Jillian (SU) 6-2
2. Mihaela Codreanu/Faustine Palatte (TAR) def. Rooke, Peggy/Bader, Michelle (SU) 7-5
3. Elsa Boisson/Hadley Jones (TAR) def. Asciuto, Martina/Grossman, Hannah (SU) 7-6
1. Codreanu (TAR) def. Gianan, Hannah (SU) 6-3, 6-2
2. Aguilar (TAR) def. Rooke, Peggy (SU) 6-2, 6-2
3. Makantasi (TAR) def. Sabotic, Alisa (SU) 6-0, 6-4
4. Boisson (TAR) def. Grossman, Hannah (SU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Celia Vaudiau (TAR) def. Sanabria, Aranza (SU) 6-4, 7-5
6. Rose Watanabe (TAR) def. Asciuto, Martina (SU) 4-6, 6-4, 10-3
With the win in No. 3, Makantasi finished her freshman campaign with a team-best singles record of 16-2. Her 16 singles victories is the most by a Texan since Karla Martinez (17) in 2013.