WACO, Texas (10/19/12) - North Texas tennis wrapped up day one at the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Friday evening with an 8-8 record from the Hurd Tennis Center on the campus of Baylor University.
Seniors Barbora Vykydalova and Valentina Starkova as well as sophomore Franziska Sprinkmeyer finished day one 2-1. Several North Texas players won in the first round but lost in close matches in the second round including Victoria Parshikova, Agustina Valenzuela and Franziska Sprinkmeyer.
"We had some good wins today and some missed opportunities too," head coach Sujay Lama said. "We were not able to close out some close matches."
Vykydalova and Starkova started the day as a doubles team dropping their first match to Texas Tech's Sanders and Teltumbde 8-4 in the round of 64.
Vykydalova bounced back defeating Melissa Hadad of Texas State 6-2; 6-4. She advanced to defeat No. 17 seed Hristina Dishkova of SMU 6-4; 6-4.
Starkova, one of two North Texas players that were seeded, defeated Carolina Maso of Lamar in straight sets 6-1; 6-3 in the second round after receiving a first round bye.
"Bara and Val continue to play exceptional tennis and lead this team by example," Lama added. "It's great to see their hard work pay off for them."
Senior Ilona Serchenko paired with freshman Dané Joubert to advance to the doubles round of 32 defeating A&M Corpus Christi's Mascal and Nicolae 8-4.
Sprinkmeyer partnered with Kseniya Bardabush to defeat UTSA duo Hand and Menon 8-1 also advancing to the doubles round of 32.
Play at the USTA/ITA Texas Regional resumes Saturday morning from the Hurd Tennis Center at 8 a.m. with doubles play.
Elizabeth Thoms (UTA) def. Emelia Box 4-6; 6-2; 6-4
Victoria Parshikova def. Kayla Stevenson (SHSU) 6-1; 6-4
Agustina Valenzuela def. Anastasia Burobina (UTPA) 7-6(0); 6-1
Tatyana Postnikova (SHSU) def. Ilona Serchenko 4-6; 7-6(8); 6-2
Barbora Vykydalova def. Melissa Hadad (Texas State) 6-2; 6-4
Stephanie Nguyen (Rice) def. Dané Joubert 6-1; 7-6(4)
Franziska Sprinkmeyer def. Kelsey Sundaram (TCU) 6-3; 7-6(2)
Kimberly Anicete (Lamar) def. No. 12 Kseniya Bardabush 6-2; 4-6; 6-4
No. 17 Caroline Starck (Texas Tech) def. Victoria Parshikova 6-1; 6-4
No. 8 Samantha Adams (Texas Tech) def. Agustina Valenzuela 6-1; 6-0
Vykydalova def. No. 17 Hristina Dishkova (SMU) 6-4; 6-4
No. 7 Ema Burgic (Baylor) def. Sprinkmeyer 6-0; 6-3
No. 17 Valentina Starkova def. Carolina Maso (Lamar) 6-1; 6-3
Hristov/Stancu (Texas A&M) def. Parshikova/Valenzuela 8-1
Bardabush/Sprinkmeyer def. Hand/Menon (UTSA) 8-1
Sanders/Teltumbde (Texas Tech) def. Starkova/Vykydalova 8-4
Joubert/Serchenko def. Mascal/Nicolae (A&M CC) 8-4