Houston, TX (2/09/07) No. 1 doubles team Megan Schmulbach and Aziza Aba Butain defeated UH 9-8, but were unable to lead their team to victory as the North Texas tennis team fell 0-7 to the University of Houston at Hoff Courts.
Idalina Franca and Newcomer Hollie Caras played hard at no. 3 doubles, but were ultimately defeated 8-6.
Franca also fought fiercely in no. 3 singles but fell in the third set of the tie-breaker.
“They have played hard against very tough opponents and it’s just a matter of time before things start happening for us,” said assistant coach Jeff Maren.
doubles: (unt names are first)
1. schmulbach/aba butain def gomez/salek 9-8
2. poe/itabashi lost to nikolic/franzi 8-1
3. franca/caras lost to starratt/djananova 8-6
1. aziza aba butain lost to loli gomez 7-6,6-2
2. megan schmulbach lost to leila salek 6-3,6-2
3. idalina franca lost to anna djananova 6-4, 2-6, 1-0
4. mary poe lost to neila starratt 6-1, 6-1
5. emi itabashi lost to sonja nikolic 6-0, 6-1
6. hollie caras lost to lindsay willeford 6-0, 6-0