April 12, 2014
DENTON, Texas -The North Texas tennis team’s 4-1 victory over South Alabama completed its dual-match season on Saturday, giving the Mean Green a record of 10-10.
“This was an important match heading into conference play,” said head coach Sujay Lama. “We had to compete hard against a good team today. The doubles point was huge. Dane and Agustina have great chemistry they found a way to win the deciding doubles point. That gave us the momentum and confidence for singles.”
In doubles play, Dane Joubert and Agustina Valenzuela captured the doubles point with an 8-7 (7-1) win at the No. 3 spot. The junior duo, Kseniya Bardabush and Franziska Sprinkmeyer led the way with a 8-3 win over South Alabama’s No. 1 pair.
Bardabush earned the deciding match point, with her 6-4, 0-6, 6-0 win against Lady Jaguar Michaela Meszarosora.
In singles play, Valenzulea finished first with a 6-4, 6-3; keeping the momentum from doubles going for the Mean Green. Sprinkmeyer was the next point earned for the Mean Green (7-5, 6-2)
The Jaguars only point of the match was from Monica Mitta who defeated Alexis Thoma at the No. 5 spot (6-0, 6-4).
North Texas will head to Norfolk, Va. for the Conference USA championships which begin Wednesday, April 16.
Bardabush/Sprinkmeyer (UNT) def. Mezarosora/Newton (SA) 8-3
Valkova/Mitta (SA) def. Shestakova/ Thoma (UNT) 8-5
Joubert/Valenzuela (UNT) def. Matusoka (SA) 8-7 (7-1)
Kseniya Bardabush (UNT) def. Michaela Mezarosora (SA) 6-4, 0-6, 6-0
Anastasiya Shestakova (UNT) vs. Laura Valkova (SA) DNF 3-6, 6-4, 1-0
Agustina Valenzuela (UNT) def. Emily Newton (SA) 6-4, 6-3
Monica Mitta (SA) def. Alexis Thoma (UNT) 6-0, 6-4
Franziska Sprinkmeyer (UNT) def. Mary Angela Martin (SA)7-5, 6-2
Ana Sofia Cordero (UNT) vs. Paula Sanchez (SA) DNF 4-6, 6-5