Mean Green Fall To No. 58 UTA 4-3

ARLINGTON, Texas - North Texas Tennis fell to the No. 58 UTA Mavericks 4-3 Thursday afternoon at the UTA Tennis Center.

The Mean Green (6-11) fought back from an early deficit to square the match at three a piece before UTA (13-4) sealed the victory with a final match, third set win.

"We battled and got our self in a position to win the match against a good team," said head coach Sujay Lama. "The next step is to learn to finish. We'll have three opportunities next week at home to do that before conference."

After, North Texas dropped all three doubles matches and the doubles point, Irina Paraschiv started the Mean Green come back.

The junior ran through UTA's Linda Aqvist in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.

From there, seniors Madura Ranganthan and Amy Joubert won their matches and put North Texas up on the Mavericks 3-1.

Ranganathan's win was a dominant 6-1, 6-0 victory over Giada D'ortona while Joubert took down Nikola Matovicova 6-3, 6-3.

UTA would go on to square the match at 3-3 with the No. 4 singles match left on the court.

Nadia Lee, battled back from a first set loss to force a third, decisive, set for the match. The Mavericks Natalia Mayuk ended up being too much for Lee, winning the set and the match 6-3, 6-7, 6-2.

The Mean Green will be back in action Tuesday, April 12, when Tarleton State travels to Waranch Tennis Complex.

Tennis Match Results
North Texas vs UT Arlington
Apr 07, 2011 at Arlington, Texas(
UTA Tennis Center)

#69 UT Arlington 4, North Texas 3

Singles competition

1. Daiana Negreanu (W-UTA) def. Barbora Vykydalova (NT) 6-3, 6-4

2. Irina Parschiv (NT) def. Linda Aqvist (W-UTA) 6-3, 6-1

3. Maria Martinez (W-UTA) def. Paula Dinuta (NT) 6-2, 6-3

4. Natalia Mayuk (W-UTA) def. Nadia Lee (NT) 6-3, 6-7, 6-2

5. Madura Ranganathan (NT) def. Giada D'ortona (W-UTA) 6-1, 6-0

6. Amy Joubert (NT) def. Nikola Matovicova (W-UTA) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. Daiana Negreanu/Linda Aqvist (W-UTA) def. Irina Parschiv/Barbora Vykydalova (NT) 8-6

2. Maria Martinez/Nikola Matovicova (W-UTA) def. Nadia Lee/Amy Joubert (NT) 8-2

3. Giada D'ortona/Natalia Mayuk (W-UTA) def. Madura Ranganathan/Paula Dinuta (NT) 8-5

Match Notes:

North Texas 6-11

UT Arlington 13-4; National ranking #69

Doubles Order of finish - 2, 3, 1

Singles - 2, 5, 6, 3, 1, 4



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