LAS VEGAS - Rain and weather delays and cancelations made for an interesting weekend as the women's tennis team started their season off at the UNLV Invitational. WSU fell to Pacific and New Mexico State before the remaining matches on the weekend were canceled.
The first match the Wildcats played was against Pacific. Due to weather the doubles rounds weren't played.
Caitlin Herb picked up a great win in the No. 1 spot over Maayan Sela with scores of 2-6, 7-6, 6-2. Morgan Dickason picked up the second point for WSU in the No. 4 spot by defeating Sabrina Rodriguez 6-4, 7-5. Pacific picked up wins in the rest of the singles matches giving the Tigers the 4-2 victory over the Wildcats.
In the second match of the weekend the Wildcats took on New Mexico State. The matched started off with a WSU loss in the No. 3 doubles spot. Tereza Pilzova and Herb picked up a 6-4 win over Rimpledeep Kaur and Gabrielle Joyce in the No. 1 spot.
The dobules point came down to the No. 2 spot where Morgan Dickason and Sara Parker fell in a tiebreaker with a 7-6 score to Vanessa Valdez and Rebecca Keijzerwaard. NMSU had the doubles advantage going into doubles play.
NMSU picked up wins in the No. 1 and No. 6 spots giving them a 3-0 lead. The first Weber State point of the match came from the No. 5 singles spot where Devi Hasan took down Fanni Novak 7-5, 6-1.
Morgan Dickason also picked up a Weber State win defeating Eli Arnaudova 6-2 2-6, 6-2. The final Wildcat victory came from Tereza Pilzova in the No. 2 spot as she took down Vanessa Valdez 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. WSU's solid efforts didn't prevail however as NMSU picked up the 4-3 match win.
WSU is now 0-2 overall on the season. They will next host North Dakota Jan. 27 before hitting the road to play in-state rival BYU on Jan. 28. They will then travel to Boise, Idaho to take on Boise State and Seattle.