Jan. 25, 2014
LOS ANGELES - The North Texas tennis team was defeated by No.58 Utah 4-1 in the final day of the ITA Kick-Off weekend.
Ana Sofia Cordero collected the Mean Green’s only win of the match against Utah’s Miles 6-1, 6-2.
“Ana Sofia had an impressive win,” said head coach Sujay Lama. “She stepped up and has vast improvement since this fall. Her hard work and commitment is reflecting in the way she’s performed so far this spring.”
In doubles play the Utes defeated the Mean Green at all three spots. The No.1 duo of Kamilla Galieva and Anastasiya Shestakova fell to Bekerova (No.107) and Miles of Utah 6-3.
“Utah played well in doubles and had us on our heels, however I like how we responded in singles” Lama said. “The effort and fight is there now we just need to learn how to close out close games, sets and, matches. That will come as the underclassmen gain experience.”
Next for the Mean Green will head to Fayetteville, Ark. on Jan. 31 to take on No.51 Razorbacks at 1 p.m.
1. Bekerova/Miles (Utah) def. Galiva/Shestakova (North Texas), 6-3 (finished second)
2. Richter/da Rosa (Utah) vs. Cordero/Thoma (North Texas), 5-2 (susp.)
3. Pham/Craig (Utah) def. Valenzuela/Joubert (North Texas), 6-2 (finished first)
1. Bekerova No.107 (Utah) def. Shestakova (North Texas), 6-3, 6-4 (finished third)
2. Pham (Utah) def. Galieva (North Texas), 6-1, 6-2 (finished fourth)
3. Craig (Utah) vs. Valenzuela (North Texas), 7-5, 0-1 (susp.)
4. Richter (Utah) def. Thoma (North Texas), 6-2, 6-1 (finished first)
5. Cordero (North Texas) def. Miles (Utah), 6-1, 6-2 (finished second)
6. da Rosa (Utah) vs. Joubert (North Texas), 7-5, 1-2 (susp.)
Utah - 4, North Texas - 1