DENTON, Texas - North Texas tennis, playing with a completely healthy line up for the first time in over a month, dominated Xavier 7-0 Wednesday afternoon at the Waranch Tennis Complex.
The Mean Green (3-8) failed to drop a single set in the sweep of the Musketeers (4-8) and snapped a three match losing streak.
"Just to have everyone back and healthy was a great feeling," head coach Sujay Lama said. "We wanted to start a new season today. Our mind set was to have great intensity and come and play aggressively. We did just that and now we need to build on this victory moving forward."
Junior Irina Paraschiv continued her current hot streak as she squeaked out a doubles victory with Barbora Vykydalova 9-8 over Xavier's Kinnard and Treece. The Mean Green duo fought off seven different match points on its way to victory.
Singles saw a more dominate performance from Paraschiv, who rolled past Treece 6-3, 6-1.
Madura Ranganathan won her first singles match back in convincing fashion as well, taking down the Musketeers' Westling 6-1, 6-2.
The No. 5 and No.6 singles slots for North Texas turned in the most lopsided scores of the afternoon, as Nadia Lee and Amy Joubert picked up a 6-1, 6-0 win each.
The Mean Green will return to action March 15 when it travels to Miami, Fla., to face-off with FIU in a rematch of the 2010 Sun Belt Conference Championship.
Tennis Match Results
Xavier vs North Texas
Mar 09, 2011 at Denton, Texas
North Texas 7, Xavier 0
1. Irina Paraschiv (NT) def. Tifanie Treece (XU-W) 6-3, 6-1
2. Barbora Vykydalova (NT) def. Andrea Wolf (XU-W) 6-0, 7-5
3. Paula Dinuta (NT) def. Kelsey Kinnard (XU-W) 7-6, 6-2
4. Madura Ranganathan (NT) def. Allyson Westling (XU-W) 6-1, 6-2
5. Nadia Lee (NT) def. Christie Pleiman (XU-W) 6-1, 6-0
6. Amy Joubert (NT) def. Kally Alkire (XU-W) 6-1, 6-0
1. Irina Paraschiv/Barbora Vykydalova (NT) def. Tifanie Treece/Kelsey Kinnard (XU-W) 9-8
2. Madura Ranganathan/Nadia Lee (NT) def. Christie Pleiman/Katie Pleiman (XU-W) 8-4
3. Paula Dinuta/Amy Joubert (NT) def. Kally Alkire/Andrea Wolf (XU-W) 8-4
North Texas 3-8
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (5,6,4,2,1,3)