Mean Green Tennis Starts Road Stretch With Two Wins

JONESBORO, Ark. (3/5/05) -- The North Texas women’s tennis team (9-4, 2-1) recorded a pair of Sun Belt Conference victories over the weekend, defeating Arkansas-Little Rock 4-3 on Friday and Arkansas State 5-2 on Saturday.

The Mean Green snapped UALR’s three-match winning streak and pinned the Trojans with just their second loss in 10 outings. North Texas’s 4-3 win over the Trojans was its second one-point victory of the season, while Arkansas State was the sixth opponent that the Mean Green has defeated by at least three points.

With the two victories, North Texas head coach Dawna Prevette now has 55 career wins and is just one shy of tying the second most in school history. The Mean Green won the doubles point in both matches by winning two of the three flights. It’s No. 1 duo of Krysta Lee and Katherine Harris won at UALR, giving them 13 wins and moving them into a tie for the fifth most victories in a single season.

In singles action, Kelli Royer, Megan Schmulbach and Ingrid Stockinger finished the weekend undefeated and combined to post a 6-0 record. Stockinger has now won 16 matches on the season, tying Katherine Harris for the most on the team. Ashley Sammis split in two outings, winning against ASU’s Ashlesha Lokhande in Saturday.

RESULTS (March 4, 2005)
North Texas, 4
Arkansas-Little Rock, 3

1. Outi Jarvinen (UALR) d. Krysta Lee (NT), 3-6, 7-6(3), 6-3
2. Kelli Royer (NT) d. Jenna Hirdle (UALR), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
3. Bindya Parek (UALR) d. Katherine Harris (NT), 6-1, 6-3
4. Megan Schmulbach (NT) d. Ellie Vicary (UALR), 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
5. Laetitia Borgeon (UALR) d. Ashley Sammis (NT), 6-1, 7-6(8)
6. Ingrid Stockinger (NT) d. Rosario Negrete (UALR), 2-6, 6-2, 6-3

1. Harris/K. Lee (NT) d. Jarvinen/Hirdle (UALR), 8-1
2. Parek/Negrete (UALR) d. Royer/Holly Lee (NT), 8-1
3. Aziza Aba Butain/Schmulbach (NT) d. Prokop/Vicary (UALR), 9-8(2)

RESULTS (March 5, 2005)
North Texas, 5
Arkansas State, 2

1. Marina Engelbrecht (ASU) d. Krysta Lee (NT), 6-3, 6-3
2. Kelli Royer (NT) d. Marusa Pagacnik (ASU), 6-1, 6-2
3. Maria Oprea (ASU) d. Katherine Harris (NT), 6-4, 6-2
4. Megan Schmulbach (NT) d. Renee Branker (ASU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-2
5. Ashley Sammis (NT) d. Ashlesha Lokhande (ASU), 2-6, 7-6(2), 7-5
6. Ingrid Stockinger (NT) d. Karen Aravia (ASU), 6-4, 6-1

1. Engelbrecht/Pogacnik (ASU) d. K. Lee/Harris (NT), 9-8(7)
2. Aziza Aba Butain/Schmulbach (NT) d. Branker/Lokhande (ASU), 9-7
3. Sammis/Stockinger (NT) d. Oprea/Saravia (ASU), 8-4



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