No. 62 Tennis Opens Home Slate

DENTON, Texas - North Texas tennis will host its first home matches of the season when it plays host to the Wichita State Shockers on Friday afternoon and the 52nd-ranked Kansas State Wildcats Sunday morning at the Waranch Tennis Complex.

The No. 62 Mean Green (1-2) is coming off of its first appearance at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend in program history where it dropped a match to No. 9 California 6-1, before having to postpone a match in which it led against No. 51 TCU due to weather.


Leading the way for North Texas this season has been Amy Joubert. The senior from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, has racked up a 2-1 record in singles, with two straight wins.

In doubles, Joubert teams up with junior Paula Dinuta, and the duo has also racked up a 2-1 record this spring, including the match that clinched the doubles point for the Mean Green against Oklahoma State.

The Shockers (2-2) come into Denton off of a dominating 7-0 victory over Creighton.  No. 1 singles player Lutfiana Budiharto currently sits ranked as No. 118 in the nation.

The Kansas State Wildcats (4-0) will come in ranked No. 52 in the nation and are off to their sixth 4-0 start in the 36-year history of Wildcat tennis.

Friday's match with Wichita State will begin at 2 p.m., while the match with K-State has been moved up to an 11 a.m. start to accommodate the Wildcats travel plans.

Also announced on Friday, head coach Sujay Lama has rescheduled the postponed match with TCU to March 29 at 2 p.m. here at the Waranch Tennis Complex. 

Due to the rules of the tournament, the match that was stopped with North Texas leading 2-1 will have to begin again from 0-0 with doubles.



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