No. 73 Mean Green Downs Denver For First Time, 4-3

DENTON, Texas (4/2/10) - The No. 73 North Texas tennis team continued adding to its list of things to accomplish list by defeating Denver for the first time in school history Friday afternoon 4-3 at the Waranch Tennis Complex.

The Mean Green (10-5) started out strong, taking the first two doubles matches and the doubles point.

"First of all, my hats off to Denver," said head coach Sujay Lama. "They battled hard and we had to fight for every single point. It was an outstanding tennis match. I am very impressed with how much our team has grown in such a short time. We are staying poised in tough situations and starting to find ways to win."

Senior captain Catalina Cruz and freshman Barbora Vykydalova clinched the doubles point with their win over the Pioneers Julia Bauregger and Emma Isberg 8-3.

Sophomore Paula Dinuta stayed on a role and won her sixth straight singles match over Lorinda Boothman 6-3, 6-0.  Dinuta is now 10-5 on the season and owns the team's best singles record.

Junior Narine Kazarova also kept herself on a role, winning her fourth straight singles match in dominating fashion, 6-0, 6-0.

When it came down to it though, it was the freshman, Barbora Vykydalova, who clichéd the Mean Green's first win over Denver.

Vykydalova battled through two tough sets to defeat Sophia Bergner, 6-4, 6-4.

"This is another huge step for our program to beat a team that has been a power house in our conference," added Lama. "Now we need to follow up with a good performance against a well coached Louisville team."

The Mean Green will continue its home stand Sunday afternoon against Louisville at noon from Waranch Tennis Complex.

Denver Pioneers vs North Texas (Apr 02, 2010)

#73 North Texas 4, Denver Pioneers 3
Apr 02, 2010 at Denton, Texas

Singles competition
1. #88 Ute Schnoy (DEN-W) def. Paraschiv, Irina (NT) 6-0, 6-3
2. Julia Bauregger (DEN-W) def. Ranganathan, Madura (NT) 7-5, 6-2
3. Vykydalova, Barbora (NT) def. Sophia Bergner (DEN-W) 6-4, 6-4
4. Dinuta, Paula (NT) def. Lorinda Boothman (DEN-W) 6-3, 6-0
5. Emma Isberg (DEN-W) def. Cruz, Catalina (NT) 6-1, 3-6, 6-4
6. Kazarova, Narine (NT) def. Mikele Smith (DEN-W) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. #60 Sophia Bergner/Ute Schnoy (DEN-W) def. Paraschiv, Irina/Joubert, Amy (NT) 8-5
2. Cruz, Catalina/Vykydalova, Barbora (NT) def. Julia Bauregger/Emma Isberg (DEN-W) 8-3
3. Dinuta, Paula/Ranganathan, Madura (NT) def. Lorinda Boothman/Mikele Smith (DEN-W) 8-3

Match Notes
Denver Pioneers 6-13
North Texas 10-5; National ranking #73
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (,1,4,2,3,5)

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