March 7, 2014
DENTON, Texas -The North Texas tennis team was swept by the Louisville Cardinals in today’s match, leaving a 4-2 edge in the last six meetings.
The turning point for us was the doubles,” said head coach Sujay Lama. “We had the momentum and chances for us to close out the doubles, but you have to give Louisville credit because when it mattered they really stepped up.”
In doubles play, the Mean Green duo of Dane Joubert and Agustina Valenzuela were the first to finish as they defeated Louisville No. 3 pair, 8-6. That did not hold off the Cardinals who took the doubles point with victories at the No.1 and No.2 spot.
“We were beat by a good team who played tough,” Lama said. “There are no excuses here, we just have to regroup and get ready for Denver.”
On Sunday, Mar. 9, the Mean Green welcomes the Denver Pioneers, continuing their homestand at the Waranch Tennis Complex at 11 a.m.
Shine/Velasquez (UL) def. Bardabush/Shestarkova (NT)8-6
Fellerhoff/Stokes (UL) def. Thoma/Galieva (NT)8-6
Joubert/Valenzuela (NT) def. Boesing/Pough (UL) 8-6
Julia Fellerhoff (UL) def. Kseniya Bardabush (NT) 6-4, 6-4
Rebecca Shine (UL) vs. Anastasiya Shestakova (NT) DNF 6-1, 4-6, 1-1
Manuela Velasquez (UL) def. Kamilla Galieva (NT) 6-3, 6-3
Elle Stokes (UL) def. Agustina Valenzuela (NT) 6-4, 6-3
Alexis Thoma (NT) vs. Cassie Pough (UL) DNF 6-3, 4-3
Rebecca Bodine(UL) vs. Ana Sofia Cordero (NT) DNF 6-3, 3-1