No. 67 Mean Green Tops UCF 5-2 on Senior Day

DENTON, Texas - The 67th ranked Mean Green tennis team got back in the win column on Saturday afternoon when it defeated UCF on senior day at the Waranch Tennis Complex, 5-2.

North Texas (12-6) began the match like it has the past four, winning the doubles point and jumping out to a 1-0 lead.

"We shook off a little rust after a long break and played pretty well," said associate head coach Jeff Maren. "Our goal is to regain momentum heading towards the conference tournament, and I believe we took a step in the right direction today with a win over a tough UCF team."

Senior Nadia Lee paced the North Texas doubles attack with Barbora Vykydalova, as the No. 1 duo ran through the Knights' (7-10) Genevieve Lorbergs and Courtney Griffith 8-3.

The team of Valentina Starkova and Kseniya Bardabush matched the efforts of court one from the No. 2 spot, collecting the point sealing win in 8-3 fashion.  The No. 3 tandem of Irina Paraschiv and Franziska Sprinkmeyer registered the clean sweep with an 8-6 victory.

Singles play saw the third Mean Green senior take home a victory on the day when Paula Dinuta collected a win from the No. 6 slot over Griffith in straight sets 6-2, 7-5.

Starkova was able to haul in her second win of the day on court three, dominating Jenna Doerfler of UCF, 6-2, 6-2.

Bardabush took home the third on final win in singles for North Texas when she defeated Alexis Rodriguez in a third-set tiebreaker at the top singles slot, 6-2, 2-6, 10-6.

Mean Green tennis will return to action on Monday afternoon when it plays host to cross-town rival UTA at 3 p.m. at the Waranch Tennis Complex.  The match will mark the final regular-season home match for North Texas.


UCF vs North Texas (Apr 07, 2012)

#67 North Texas 5, UCF 2
Apr 07, 2012 at Denton, Texas (Waranch Tennis Complex)


Singles competition
1. Kseniya Bardabush (NT) def. Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 6-2, 2-6, 10-6
2. Genevieve Lorbergs (UCF) def. Nadia Lee (NT) 2-6, 6-4, 10-7
3. Valentina Starkova (NT) def. Jenna Doerfler (UCF) 6-2, 6-2
4. Taylor Dubins (UCF) def. Irina Paraschiv (NT) 4-6, 6-4, 10-4
5. Ilona Serchenko (NT) def. Josephine Haraldson (UCF) 6-1, 6-4
6. Paula Dinuta (NT) def. Courtney Griffith (UCF) 6-2, 7-5
Doubles competition
1. Barbora Vykydalova/Nadia Lee (NT) def. Genevieve Lorbergs/Courtney Griffith (UCF) 8-3
2. Valentina Starkova/Kseniya Bardabush (NT) def. Jenna Doerfler/Alexis Rodriguez (UCF) 8-3
3. Irina Paraschiv/Franzi Sprinkmeyer (NT) def. Taylor Dubins/Andrea Yacaman (UCF) 8-6
Match Notes
UCF 7-10
North Texas 12-6; National ranking #67

Generated on 4/7/2012




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