Lama Claims Win No. 73 Over Middle Tennessee

TROY, Ala - North Texas tennis head coach Sujay Lama tied A.G. Longoria for the most wins in program history on Saturday afternoon with 73 after a 7-0 victory over Sun Belt Conference foe Middle Tennessee.

The No. 67 Mean Green (14-6, 5-0) won the doubles point for the sixth straight match when it swept the Blue Raiders (14-6, 7-2) in all three matches.

The No. 2 doubles tandem of Kseniya Bardabush and Valentina Starkova dominated play over Marietta Bigus and Yuiri Nomoto, taking the match 8-2, before the No. 3 team of Irina Paraschiv and Paula Dinuta clinched the first point with an 8-4 victory.

Singles saw Dinuta and Ilona Serchenko quickly extend the North Texas lead, with each losing only two games in their respective matches.  Serchenko ran through Nayara Morales on court four 6-2, 6-0 while Dinuta Bested Taylor Coffey, 6-0, 6-2.

Starkova would haul in the match clinching victory on court three with a straight set, 6-4, 6-4 win.

The remaining three matches all went three sets, with the Mean Green claiming wins in all three.

Lee took home the victory over Lexi Brand in back-and-forth fashion.  The senior jumped out and took the first set 6-0, before dropping the second 1-6.  She would then claim the third and the match 6-0, 1-6, 6-3.

Both Bardabush and Barbora Vykydalova won their first sets by a score of 6-1 before Middle Tennessee mounted a comeback.  Vykydalova would go on to win 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, while Bardabush would win her match in a super-tiebreaker, 6-1, 5-7, 10-8.

The 67th-rated Mean Green will finish the regular season tomorrow morning against Troy at the Lunsford Tennis Center.  First serve is set for 11 a.m.


North Texas vs Middle Tennessee (Apr 14, 2012)

#67 North Texas 7, Middle Tennessee 0
Apr 14, 2012 at Troy, Ala.


Singles competition
1. Kseniya Bardabush (NT) def. Nomoto, Yuiri (MT) 6-1, 5-7, 10-8
2. Nadia Lee (NT) def. Brand, Lexi (MT) 6-0, 1-6, 6-3
3. Valentina Starkova (NT) def. Nagayama, Flavia (MT) 6-4, 6-4
4. Ilona Serchenko (NT) def. Moraes, Nayara (MT) 6-2, 6-0
5. Barbora Vykydalova (NT) def. Bigus, Marietta (MT) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
6. Paula Dinuta (NT) def. Coffey, Taylor (MT) 6-0, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Brand, Lexi/Moraes, Nayara (MT) def. Nadia Lee/Barbora Vykydalova (NT) 8-3
2. Kseniya Bardabush/Valentina Starkova (NT) def. Bigus, Marietta/Nomoto, Yuiri (MT) 8-2
3. Paula Dinuta/Irina Paraschiv (NT) def. Dachos, Alex/Nagayama, Flavia (MT) 8-4
Match Notes
North Texas 14-6; National ranking #67
Middle Tennessee 14-6

Generated on 4/14/2012




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