TULSA, Okla. - No. 40 North Texas rebounded from its loss to No. 30 Tulsa by defeating previously unbeaten Kansas, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
The Mean Green (9-5) dominated doubles play, sweeping all three matches over the Jayhawks (7-1).
"We closed the deal today, whereas yesterday against Tulsa, we were unable to take advantage of our opportunities," said associate head coach Jeff Maren. "From top to bottom, we played with energy and passion and won they key points against a good Kansas team."
Senior Nadia Lee and Barbora Vykydalova captured the win at No. 1 doubles, defeating Dylan Windom and Maria Belen Luduena 8-5.
Court three saw freshman Kseniya Bardabush and junior Valentina Starkova run through their opponents for an 8-3 victory, while Irina Paraschiv and Franziska Sprinkmeyer took the win at No. 2 doubles 8-4.
Singles saw Lee cruise through the Jayhawk's Paulina Los on court two in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1.
Senior Paula Dinuta collected her second win of the weekend, defeating Victoria Khanevskaya, 7-5, 6-2 on court six.
Playing on court five, Ilona Serchenko claimed another victory for the Mean Green, winning 6-4, 6-0 to put North Texas on the brink of victory.
Bardabush would seal the deal with her win at line No. 1 over Monica Pezzotti, 6-4, 6-4.
The Mean Green will be back in action on Friday, March 9 when Sun Belt foe Denver invades the Waranch Tennis Complex.
Kansas vs North Texas (Mar 03, 2012)
#40 North Texas 6, Kansas 1
Mar 03, 2012 at Tulsa, Okla. (Michael D. Case Tennis Center)
|Singles competition |
|1. Kseniya Bardabush (NT) def. Monica Pezzotti (KU) 6-4, 6-4 |
|2. Nadia Lee (NT) def. Paulina Los (KU) 6-0, 6-1 |
|3. Maria Belen Luduena (KU) def. Valentina Starkova (NT) 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 |
|4. Irina Paraschiv (NT) def. Dylan Windom (KU) 7-5, 6-4 |
|5. Ilona Serchenko (NT) def. Claire Dreyer (KU) 6-4, 6-0 |
|6. Paula Dinuta (NT) def. Victoria Khanevskaya (KU) 7-5, 6-2 |
|Doubles competition |
|1. Barbora Vykydalova/Nadia Lee (NT) def. Dylan Windom/Maria Belen Luduena (KU) 8-5 |
|2. Irina Paraschiv/Franzi Sprinkmeyer (NT) def. Monica Pezzotti/Paulina Los (KU) 8-4 |
|3. Kseniya Bardabush/Valentina Starkova (NT) def. Victoria Khanevskaya/Claire Dreyer (KU) 8-3 |
|Match Notes |
|Kansas 7-1 |
|North Texas 9-5; National ranking #40 |
Generated on 3/3/2012