DENTON, Texas - Mean Green tennis snapped a four-game losing streak Thursday afternoon, dominating Utah State 6-1 at the Waranch Tennis Complex.
Shorthanded yet again due to injury, North Texas swept the doubles matches to grab the first point of the match.
"This was a nice win for us, as it showed our fortitude in dealing with adversity," associate head coach Jeff Maren. "With two of our top 3 players out of the line-up and extreme winds during the match, we showed that we are a unified team and are more than capable of turning our season around. This win will certainly strengthen our resolve as we head to Kentucky tomorrow to face two formidable opponents."
Junior transfer Nadia Lee teamed with senior Amy Joubert to take the first doubles match over the Aggie duo of West and Voytsekovich 8-3, while true freshman Carolina Barboza and Isabel Bos grabbed the No. 3 doubles victory in convincing fashion, 8-4.
Singles saw junior Irina Paraschiv hold Utah State's West under three games in each set, as she ran away with the 6-3, 6-3 victory.
Playing in the No. 2 singles slot, Lee responded well in her second match back from the flu, dominating the Aggies Haley Swenson 6-2, 6-4.
The most impressive win of the afternoon came from Barbora Vykydalova in the form of a 6-1, 6-2 on court three over Voytsekovich of Utah State.
Bos and Barboza provided that matches of the afternoon from the No. 5 and No. 6 slots, with each of the freshman taking their matches into a third set.
Bos claimed her first collegiate dual match victory after she won the first set in seven games, dropped the second and won the tiebreaker and the match 7-5, 2-6, 10-7.
Barboza's match was equally exciting on court six. After losing the first set 6-3, the Uruguay native stormed back in the second set, blanking Utah State's Brianna Harris 6-0, but couldn't finish her off as she lost 6-3, 0-6, 6-2.
North Texas will now head to Louisville, Ky., to square-off with Miami (OH) on Saturday and Louisville on Sunday.