Lee, Vykydalova Lead Mean Green Past UTA, 5-2
Mean Green tennis wrapped up its regular season home schedule with its second straight win on Monday afternoon at the Waranch Tennis Complex when it took down cross-town rival UTA, 5-2.
DENTON, Texas - Mean Green tennis wrapped up its regular season home schedule with its second straight win on Monday afternoon at the Waranch Tennis Complex when it took down cross-town rival UTA, 5-2.
North Texas (13-6) jumped out on top of its opponent 1-0 for the fifth straight match when it took two of the three doubles slots.
"We beat a very good UTA team today," said associate head coach Jeff Maren. "We gutted out a tough doubles point, and had to battle for the singles points. This is a great step in the right direction as we prepare for conference."
New No. 3 duo of senior's Irina Paraschiv and Paula Dinuta took the first match on court three 8-4, before the Mavericks (12-8) took down Valentina Starkova and Kseniya Bardabush on court two 9-7.
The No. 1 tandem of Barbora Vykydalova and Nadia Lee were able to pull out the doubles point though, winning a tough match over Maria Martinez-Romer and Nikola Matovicova 8-6. Lee and Vykydalova now hold a 7-1 record on the season at the top spot.
"We were very impressed with Barbora and Nadia once again," Maren added. "They didn't play their best, but found a way to beat a strong pair."
Singles saw Lee push the North Texas lead to 2-0 when she ran through Verena Scott in straight sets at the No. 2 slot 6-3, 6-2.
After a loss on court one, the Mean Green extended its lead to 3-1 when Paula Dinuta won her match 7-6, 6-4 over Matovicova at No. 5.
The Mavericks would then win another one on court three before Vykydalova and Ilona Serchenko gave North Texas the final two matches and the 5-2 victory.
The Mean Green will be back in action Saturday, April 14, when it takes on Middle Tennessee in Troy, Ala.
#67 North Texas 5, UT Arlington 2
UT Arlington vs North Texas (Apr 09, 2012)
Apr 09, 2012 at Denton, Texas (Waranch Tennis Complex)
|1. Maria Martinez-Romer (WTEN) def. Kseniya Bardabush (NT) 6-0, 6-1|
|2. Nadia Lee (NT) def. Verena Scott (WTEN) 6-3, 6-2|
|3. Natalia Mayuk (WTEN) def. Valentina Starkova (NT) 6-4, 6-4|
|4. Ilona Serchenko (NT) def. Giada D'ortona (WTEN) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1|
|5. Paula Dinuta (NT) def. Nikola Matovicova (WTEN) 7-6, 6-4|
|6. Barbora Vykydalova (NT) def. Christine Foote (WTEN) 6-4, 6-3|
|1. Nadia Lee/Barbora Vykydalova (NT) def. Maria Martinez-Romer/Nikola Matovicova (WTEN) 8-6|
|2. Giada D'ortona/Natalia Mayuk (WTEN) def. Valentina Starkova/Kseniya Bardabush (NT) 9-7|
|3. Paula Dinuta/Irina Paraschiv (NT) def. Verena Scott/Christine Foote (WTEN) 8-4|
|UT Arlington 12-8|
|North Texas 13-6; National ranking #67|
|Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (2,1,5,3,6,4)|
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