Tennis Sweeps Lamar, Continues Winning Streak

DENTON, Texas (2/3/13) - No. 54 Mean Green tennis swept Lamar, 7-0, Sunday afternoon at the Waranch Tennis Complex.

North Texas took an early advantage winning the doubles point. Sophomore pair Kseniya Bardabush and Franziska Sprinkmeyer defeated Carolina Salas and Helene Czudek 8-4. Seniors Valentina Starkova and Barbora Vykydalova defeated Alicia Porte and Carolina Maso 8-5 just minutes later.

Ilona Serchenko defeated Czudek in straight sets 6-2; 6-1 in the No. 5 singles slot to be the first singles match completed. Vykydalova defeated Porte 6-3; 6-2 in the No. 2 singles slot.

Starkova clinched the win for North Texas after coming from behind to defeat Maso 7-5; 6-1 in the No. 3 slot. Bardabush defeated Salas 6-2; 6-1 in the No. 1 slot to bring the score to 5-0.

Sprinkmeyer bounced back from a tough loss yesterday to defeat Natalia Mayagoitia in three sets 6-1; 6-7 (7); 10-4 in the No. 4 slot.

The most impressive match of the day went to Agustina Valenzuela, who defeated Dariya Dashutina in a dramatic three sets 5-7; 7-6 (8); 10-4.

"I really tried to stay concentrated and focus on the time," Valenzuela said after her match. "I tried to take my time with every point and bottle it until the end. I was relieved to win the second set and excited for the tie break then."

Mean Green tennis takes a break before returning to action against FIU on February 16 in Mobile, Ala.

No. 54 North Texas, Lamar
February 3, 2013
Waranch Tennis Complex
Denton, Texas

1. Kseniya Bardabush def. Carolina Salas 6-2; 6-3
2. Barbora Vykydalova def. Alicia Porte 6-3; 6-2
3. Valentina Starkova def. Carolina Maso 7-5; 6-1
4. Franziska Sprinkmeyer def. Natalia Mayagoitia 6-1; 6-7 (7); 10-4
5. Ilona Serchenko def. Helene Czudek 6-2; 6-1
6. Agustina Valenzuela def. Dariya Dashutina 5-7; 7-6 (8); 10-4

1. Bardabush/Sprinkmeyer def. Salas/Czudek 8-4
2. Starkova/Vykydalova def. Porte/Maso 8-5
3. Serchenko/Joubert vs. Mayagoitia/Dashutina unfinished, NT led 7-5

Order of Finish
5, 2, 3, 1, 4, 6
1, 2, 3 (unfinished)

Team Records
North Texas: 3-1
Lamar: 1-3



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