DENTON (3/16/07) The Mean Green tennis (0-12) team fell 6-1 to UL-Chicago today at the Waranch Tennis Complex.
"The energy was so high during the match today,” said assistant coach Jeff Maren. “We loved the family atmosphere with everyone pulling for each other. The team never gives up and we are proud of the fight that we see in each of them. This was Sara Giles' last match as she will be having surgery soon and we were very happy with her effort level today."
Idalina Franca defated Callan Smith in No. 1 singles play 6-2, 6-2. This is the third match in a row Franca has defeated her opponent in only two sets.
Megan Schmulbach and Aziza Aba Butain teamed up to defeat Callan Smith and Christina Oum in No. 1 doubles 8-5.
The tennis team travels to California next week to take on Santa Clara on March 18, at 4 p.m., San Fransisco on March 20, at 3 p.m., and St. Mary’s College on March 21 at 3 p.m.
NT 1, UI-Chicago 6
Schmulbach/Aba Butain def. Smith/Oum 8-5
Giles/Franca lost to Nadaska/Von Ubisch 8-5
Poe/Caras lost to Gill-Morlis/Reisch 8-2
Idalina Franca def. Callan Smith 6-2,6-2
Megan Schmulbach lost to Lubica Nadaska 6-0,6-3
Aziza Aba Butain lost to Grace Gill-Morlis 6-2,6-1
Sara Giles lost to Christina Oum 6-4,6-2
Emi Itabashi lost to Jenna Reisch 6-0,6-0
Hollie Caras lost to Amy Jellish 6-1,6-1