Sept. 21, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -
The North Texas tennis team finished day two at the UNLV Invitational and has three players advancing to the finals round.
Headed into the finals round of singles, North Texas junior Franziska Sprinkmeyer defeated South Alabama (6-4, 6-4) in order to advance to Sundays match against Middle Tennessee’s Flavia Nagayama. Also advancing is freshman Alexis Thoma who will play UNLV’s Santa Shumilina.
“We had good effort from every one today on the court, “said Coach Lama. “Franziska and Alexis did an outstanding job to get into the finals of their flight.” “Kseniya could not convert three match points and lost in a heart breaker, but looked sharp in doubles play."
The Mean Green’s number one doubles team, Bardabush and Sprinkmeyer, won over Northern Arizona (8-5) and will play SAU’s Mezcarosova and Valkova.
Finals play will begin at 12 p.m. CT, Sunday, Sept. 22.
Ebba Unden (LBSU) def. Kseniya Bardabush (UNT) 6-7, 7-5, 7-6
Kamilla Galieva (UNT) def. Monica Mitta (USA) 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
Alexis Thoma (UNT) def. Brittany Collens (NMSU) 6-4, 6-2
Anett Ferenczi-Bako (UNLV) def. Ana Sofia Cordero (UNT) 7-6, 6-3
Franziksa Springmeyer (UNT) def. Mary Angela Martin (USA) 6-4, 6-4
Bardabush/Sprinkmeyer (UNT) def. Vang/Hailey Rochin (NAU) 8-5
William/Sediri (MTSU) def. Thoma/Valenzuela (UNT) by default
Arianda Cairo Baza/Gisela Cairo Baza (SIU) def. Galieva/Cordero (UNT) 8-6