Mean Green Burns Ragin' Cajuns 6-1 To Extend Win Streak To Six

DENTON, Texas (4/9/10) - Mean Green Tennis powered through the Ragin' Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette at the Waranch Tennis Complex Friday afternoon, winning its sixth straight match, 6-1.

North Texas (12-5) started out slow, falling behind early when Catalina Cruz and Barbora Vykydalova dropped a close match to Julie Mazanova and Mia Gordon 8-5.

The other two doubles teams picked up the slack and captured the doubles point for the Mean Green.

Madura Ranganathan and Paula Dinuta started the winning when they took down Briggitt Marcovich and Tara Vasovic 8-5. 

Irina Paraschiv and Amy Joubert put North Texas in the scoring column when they defeated their opponents, Milou Israel and Audrey Wooland 8-6 minutes later.

Dinuta, who entered the match with a seven match win streak in singles, added to her total in dominating fashion, taking down the Ragin' Cajuns Israel in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3.

"My game today was good over all," said Dinuta. "I was a little bit nervous at the beginning of my matches but I'm happy I was able to concentrate through that and win for the team."

Narine Kazarova also ran her personal win streak up to six, when she continued her strong play by defeating Tara Vasovic 6-3, 6-0.

The Mean Green will be back in action on Sunday when it hosts No. 42 Rice University on senior day. Catalina Cruz will honored as North Texas' only senior on the 2009-10 squad.

Louisiana vs North Texas (Apr 09, 2010)

#74 North Texas 6, Louisiana 1
Apr 09, 2010 at Denton, Texas

Singles competition

1. Ranganathan, Madura (NT) def. Wooland, Audrey (UL) 6-3, 4-6, 10-8

2. Paraschiv, Irina (NT) def. Mazinova, Julie (UL) 6-3, 6-2

3. Marcovich, Briggitt (UL) def. Vykydalova, Barbora (NT) 3-6, 6-3, 10-8

4. Dinuta, Paula (NT) def. Israel, Milou (UL) 6-1, 6-3

5. Cruz, Catalina (NT) def. Gordon, Mia (UL) 3-6, 7-6, 10-4

6. Kazarova, Narine (NT) def. Vasovic, Tara (UL) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Mazinova, Julie/Gordon, Mia (UL) def. Cruz, Catalina/Vykydalova, Barbora (NT) 8-5

2. Paraschiv, Irina/Joubert, Amy (NT) def. Israel, Milou/Wooland, Audrey (UL) 8-6

3. Dinuta, Paula/Ranganathan, Madura (NT) def. Marcovich, Briggitt/Vasovic, Tara (UL) 8-5

Match Notes

Louisiana 6-8

North Texas 12-5; National ranking #74

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,2,6,3,1,5)

Generated on 4/9/2010



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