March 17, 2014
DENTON, Texas -The North Texas tennis team continued its winning streak with a victory the New Mexico Lobos, Monday afternoon at the Waranch Tennis Complex.
The Mean Green defeated the Lobos 5-2 after rescheduling Sundays match, due to unfavorable weather conditions, setting the home record to 4-2 after a weekend win Saturday’s win against the Liberty Flames.
In doubles play, the Lobos secured the first win of the match at the No. 3 spot, but the Mean Green duo of Kseniya Bardabush and Franziska Sprinkmeyer won at the No. 1 spot, keeping them in the match. Kamilla Galieva and Alexis Thoma clinched the doubles point for North Texas with a 8-5 win over the Lobos.
“In doubles we were up the whole time and they started coming back towards the end,” said junior captain Kseniya Bardabush. “We found a way to close it out 8-6, and cheer on our teammates to keep the momentum going.”
In singles play, New Mexico’s No. 5 Dominique Dulski earned the first win. The Mean Green came back with Agustina Valenzuela’s 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 win.
The Lobos answered with another victory at the No. 6 spot, Rachana Bhat took the game 6-4, 6-2 against Ana Sofia Cordero. This was their last match point of the day as North Texas secured their win with victories from Kseniya Bardabush and Anastasiya Shestakova at the No.1 and No.2 spots.
The Mean Green looks to continue its winning streak Saturday, Mar. 22, as they host Louisiana Tech at 11 a.m.
Sprinkmeyer/Bardabush (NT) def. Bezdickova/Blankers (NM) 8-6
Galieva/Thoma (NT) def. Hopson/Smith (NM) 8-5
Dulski /Olivier (NM) def. Joubert/Valenzuela (NT) 8-5
Order of Finish: 3,1,2
Kseniya Bardabush (NT) def. Michaela Bezdickova (NM) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Anastasiya Shestakova (NT) def. Lizette Blankers (NM) 7-6, 6-1
Kamilla Galieva (NT) def. Natasha Smith (NM) 7-6, 4-6, 10-5
Agustina Valenzuela (NT) def. Meredith Hopson (NM) 6-2, 3-6, 6-1
Dominique Dulski (NM) def. Alexis Thoma (NT) 6-0, 6-2
Rachana Bhat (NM) def. Ana Sofia Cordero (NT) 6-4, 6-2
Order of Finish: 5,4,6,2,1,3