No. 54 Tennis Takes Down Old Dominion

DENTON, Texas (2/2/13) - No. 54 North Texas tennis won its first home match of the season Saturday afternoon, defeating Old Dominion, 6-1, at the Waranch Tennis Complex.

The Mean Green continued a trend of taking the doubles point to jump to an early lead. Sophomore squad Kseniya Bardabush and Franziska Sprinkmeyer led Diana Ivanova and Nikol Hristova 6-3 when North Texas secured the doubles point.

Senior duo Valentina Starkova and Barbora Vykydalova won the No. 2 slot match against Juliana Pires and Melissa Esnal Olguin 8-1. Ilona Serchenko and Dané Joubert defeated Nika Khmolovska and Faith Atiso 8-1 in the No. 3 slot.

The Mean Green won five of the six singles matches in straight sets. Bardabush led the pack defeating Diana Ivanova 6-3, 6-0 to increase the lead to 2-0.

Starkova defeated Ivana Vukovic 6-4, 6-0 in the No. 3 slot while Vykydalova clinched the win for North Texas defeating Hristova 6-1, 6-1 in the No. 2 slot.

"My doubles match built my confidence for my singles match and gave me more of an advantage," Ilona Serchenko said after she defeated Esnal Olguin 6-3, 7-5. "I didn't get nervous because I had a win already."

Sprinkmeyer battled Pires in the No. 4 slot ultimately losing 2-6, 7-6, 9-11. Agustina Valezuela defeated Khmolovska 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 6 slot in her first singles match of her career.

North Texas returns to action tomorrow against Lamar at 11 a.m. at the Waranch Tennis Complex.

No. 54 North Texas 6, Old Dominion 1

February 2, 2013

Waranch Tennis Complex

Denton, Texas


1. Bardabush def. Ivanova 6-3, 6-0

2. Vykydalova def. Hristova 6-1, 6-1

3. Starkova def. Vukovic 6-4, 6-0

4. Pires def. Sprinkmeyer 2-6, 7-6, 9-11

5. Serchenko def. Esnal Olguin 6-3, 7-5

6. Valezuela def. Khmolovska 6-3, 6-2


1. Bardabush/Sprinkmeyer vs. Ivanova/Hristova unfinished, NT led 6-3

2. Starkova/Vykydalova def. Pires/Esnal Olguin 8-1

3. Serchenko/Joubert def. Khmolovska/Atiso 8-1

Order of Finish

Doubles: 2, 3

Singles: 1, 3, 2, 6, 5, 4

Team Records

Old Dominion: 4-2

North Texas: 2-1



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