Mean Green Sweep Competition On Day Three Of Metroplex Mania

Jan. 14, 2018

DALLAS -- On a day the Mean Green tennis team only competed in doubles at the Metroplex Mania, North Texas swept its doubles competition 3-0 Sunday afternoon at SMU. 

The most exciting match Sunday was at number three, where Mean Green sophomores Ivana Babic and Haruka Sasaki were down 5-2 and facing match point but gritted out of their hole and stormed back to win 7-5 over the Panthers and conclude the doubles competition with a sweep. 

"Haruka and I had really good chemistry today and we feel really good about coming back from facing match-point," Babic said. "All three courts today had good energy that I could feel and helped us have a good day." 

On court one, freshman Nidhi Surapaneni was paired with junior Minying Liang. The two made quick work of their mixed Georgia State/SMU doubles team, defeating them 6-1 for the team's first win of the day.

On court two, sophomore Alexandra Heczey and freshman Sille Tranberg also won comfortably with a 6-3 victory.

With the three victories on Sunday, North Texas has now won 15 matches in total over the first three days of the Metroplex Mania and posted a .714 winning percentage at the event held on the SMU campus. 

Monday, UNT will finish the event with a singles competition against BYU at 11:30 a.m.

SMU's Turpin Stadium and Brookshire Family Pavilion is located at 5669 N Central Expy, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75205.





Surapaneni/ Liang (UNT) def. Pieroni (SMU)/ Rehse (GSU) 6-1

Heczey/ Tranberg (UNT) def. Muminovic/ Ramirez (GSU) 6-3

Sasaki/ Babic (UNT) def. Vovk/ Grosheva (GSU) 7-5

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