San Francisco, CA (3/20/07) - The North Texas tennis team (0-13) fell 7-0 on Sunday, March 18 against Santa Clara and was defeated 5-1 by San Francisco today at Golden Gate Park.
The team did not play doubles today against San Francisco due to bad weather.
"So far on this spring break trip we have really played good tennis," said head coach Sujay Lama. "We have competed extremely well. I'm really proud of this group of ladies. They continue to keep fighting and rebounding from tough matches."
Idalina Franca, who had been on a two-set winning streak for three consecutive matches broke that streak on Sunday when she fell 6-0, 7-6 to Casey Knutson of Santa Clara in the No. 1 singles spot. Today, Franca become the first North Texas player to win a match on this trip when she defeated Emma Taylor of San Francisco 6-0. 6-1.
"This trip given us chance to bond and have a little fun," said Lama. "We went to the beach yesterday and took a short hike in the mountains today. It's been a great way to relax and stay focused on the matches we are playing."
The Mean Green play St. Mary's College tomorrow, March 21, in Moraga, CA at 3 p.m.
Saunday, March 18
Santa Clara 5-4 def. North Texas 7-0
Erika Barnes/Casey Knutson def. Aziza Aba Butain/Megan Schmulbach 8-4
Stephanie Galainena/Lindsay McBride def. Hollie Caras/Mary Poe 8-4
Kim Daniel/Myra Davoudi def. Idalina Franca/Emi Itabashi 8-2
Casey Knutsondef. Idalina Franca 6-0, 7-6 (13-11)
Myra Davoudi def. Megan Schmulbach 6-4, 6-3
Lindsay McBride def. Aziza Aba Butain 6-1, 6-4
Kim Daniel def. Emi Itabashi 6-0, 6-1
Erika Barnes def. Hollie Caras 6-0, 6-1
Stephanie Galainena def. Mary Poe 6-0, 6-0
Tuesday, March 20
USF 6-8 def. North Texas 5-1
No Doubles played
Idalina Franca def. Emma Taylor 6-0, 6-1
Mylene Martin def. Aziza Aba Butain 7-5, 1-0
Jenny Sperry def. Hollie Caras 6-0,6-0
Joana Macedo def. Emi Itabashi 6-1,6-0
Nisha Dixit def. Sara Pesic 6-2,6-0