Lee, Vykydalova Lead Mean Green Past 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.


UT Arlington vs North Texas (Apr 09, 2012)

#67 North Texas 5, UT Arlington 2
Apr 09, 2012 at Denton, Texas (Waranch Tennis Complex)


Singles competition
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
Doubles competition
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
Match Notes
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)

Generated on 4/9/2012




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