North Texas Tennis Falls To Southeast Louisiana

Hammond, LA (02/04/2007) - The North Texas tennis team (0-4) ended its three-day road trip with a 7-0 loss to No. 74 Southeast Louisiana (1-0).

"Today, the highlight was definitely our No. 1 doubles team, Megan and Aziza," said head coach Sujay Lama. "They pulled a nice win by pulling together and really fought hard. Overall the girls really battled hard and represented the program really well. They have improved greatly, kept good attitudes, and are showing resiliency. Positive thinking is the key right now."

Megan Schmulbach (No. 1), the team's only senior, teamed up with Aziza Aba Butain (no. 3) to defeat Southeast Louisiana in No. 1 doubles 8-5.

The team travels to Houston, TX on Friday, Feb 9 to take on the University of Houston at 2 pm.

North Texas 0,  No. 74 Southeastern Louisiana 7
Singles competition:
1. Emilija Arnaudovska (SLU) def. Megan Schmulbach (UNT) 6-1, 7-5
2. Breda Kovac (SLU) def. Aziza Aba Butain (UNT) 6-2, 6-3
3. Jana Simurkova (SLU) def. Idalina Franca (UNT) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (11-9)
4. Bonnie Phillips (SLU) def. Emi Itabashi (UNT) 6-0, 6-0
5. Nina Knavs (SLU) def. Mary Poe (UNT) 6-1, 6-1
6. Aleksandra Coric (SLU) def. Hollie Caras (UNT) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Schmulbach/Aba Butain (UNT) def. Knavs/Kovac (SLU) 8-5
2. Arnaudovska/Velkovska (SLU) def. Franca/Giles (UNT) 8-1
3. Coric/Simurkova (SLU) def. Itabashi/Caras (UNT) 8-0

Match Notes:
North Texas 0-4
Southeastern Louisiana 1-0; National ranking #74



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