Tennis Falls 4-3 to No. 32 Arkansas

FAYETVILLE, Ark. - Mean Green tennis dropped another heartbreaking match to a ranked opponent Friday after, losing 4-3 to No. 32 Arkansas at the Billingsley Tennis Center.

North Texas (2-3) jumped out early on the Razorbacks (3-1), taking two of the three doubles matches and the doubles point.

Senior Nadia Lee and Franziska Sprinkmeyer were the first ones on the board for the Mean Green from the No. 3 doubles slot, defeating Kate Lukomskaya and Catherin Parenteau 8-5.

Irina Paraschiv and Kseniya Bardabush followed suit, securing the point for NT with an 8-6 victory of their own on court two.

Singles saw Paula Dinuta add to the Mean Green lead quickly with a 6-1, 6-1 dismantling of Parenteau.

Arkansas would capture the next four points and the match as they won on courts one, two, four and five. 

After dropping the first set and trailing 5-2 in the second, Bardabush came roaring back to tie the score at five games a piece in the second set.  The Razorbacks Carbone was just too much in the end as she took the match, 6-3, 7-5.

Lee would get the last win of the day for North Texas from the No. 3 slot in a third set tie breaker, 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (6).

The Mean Green will be back in action Saturday at noon when it faces-off with No. 53 Kansas State at the Billingsley Tennis Center.

North Texas vs University of Arkansas (Feb 03, 2012)

#32 University of Arkansas 4, North Texas 3
Feb 03, 2012 at Fayetteville, Ark. (Billingsley Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. Stephanie Roy (ARKWOM) def. Valentina Starkova (NT) 6-2, 6-1

2. Emily Carbone (ARKWOM) def. Kseniya Bardabush (NT) 6-3, 7-5

3. Nadia Lee (NT) def. Kate Lukomskaya (ARKWOM) 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6)

4. Claudine Paulson (ARKWOM) def. Irina Paraschiv (NT) 6-2, 6-3

5. Laurie Gingras (ARKWOM) def. Ilona Serchenko (NT) 6-4, 7-5

6. Paula Dinuta (NT) def. Catherine Parenteau (ARKWOM) 6-1, 6-1


Doubles competition

1. Laurie Gingras/Claudine Paulson (ARKWOM) def. Valentina Starkova/Barbora Vykydalova (NT) 8-6

2. Irina Paraschiv/Kseniya Bardabush (NT) def. Emily Carbone/Stephanie Roy (ARKWOM) 8-6

3. Nadia Lee/Franzi Sprinkmeyer (NT) def. Kate Lukomskaya/Catherine Parenteau (ARKWOM) 8-5


Match Notes

North Texas 2-3

University of Arkansas 3-1; National ranking #32

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (6,4,1,5,2,3)

Official: Mike Standrod

Generated on 2/3/2012



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