DENTON (3/28/07) The North Texas tennis team (0-16) fell 6-1 to No. 28 Tarleton State today at the Waranch Tennis Complex.
"Once again, we played hard, but fell short,” said assistant coach Jeff Maren. “The tough part of this season is coming up as we now must dig deep to overcome our feelings of doubt. The coaching staff believes in the girls. We know what they are capable of and are proud of how they have dealt with adversity. "
Idalina Franca pulled off a win in No. 1 singles against Shannon Wallis (6-2, 6-2).
Aziza Aba Butain fought hard in a three-set-match against Melanie Zilles at No. 3 singles but ultimately lost in a tie-breaker, (4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6)).
The tennis team is back in action next Wednesday, April 4, at 3:00 p.m. at the Waranch Tennis Complex.
NT v Tarleton
Idalina Franca def. Shannon Wallis 6-2, 6-2
Chrissie Cooper def. Megan Schmulbach 6-4, 6-4
Melanie Zilles def. Aziza Aba Butain 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (6)
Stacey Benauides def. Hollie Caras 6-3, 6-2
Eugenoya Prokofeua def. Mary Poe 6-3, 6-2
Jade Charlot def. Emi Itabashi 6-3, 6-2
Wallis/ Zilles def. Aba Butain/Schmulbach 8-5
Cooper/ Charlot def. Caras/Poe 8-2
Benauides/ Hawkins def. Franca/Itabashi 9-8 (1)