DENTON, Texas (2/13/08) - The North Texas tennis team was defeated, 6-1, by No. 36 Texas Christian University at the Waranch Tennis Complex on Wednesday night.
Catalina Cruz picked up North Texas’ (3-4) lone victory over TCU (1-1) in the first time the Horned Frogs have been to Denton since 1981. The sophomore improved to 4-3 on the year with a 6-3, 6-2 win over TCU’s Kewa Nichols.
“I am proud of the way our kids competed against a team with such a strong tradition,” said North Texas head coach Sujay Lama. “The score does not do this match justice, and shows that we are right there with some of the best teams in the country.”
Idalina Franca and Madura Ranganathan both went to tie break sets before falling. Ranganathan fell 6-1 in the first set and came back strong in the second set to win 7-5 over TCU’s No. 66 Nina Munch-Soegaard. The two fought hard through an intense tie breaker set that Munch-Soegaard won 16-14.
The Mean Green returns to action this Saturday against conference opponent UALR. The match starts at noon at the Waranch Tennis Complex.