DENTON (4/4/07) The North Texas tennis team enjoyed their first win of the season as they defeated North Central Texas College 5-2 today at Waranch Tennis Complex.
“I am very happy for the ladies in our team,” said head coach Sujay Lama. “All season long, they have battled and persevered through adversity. Today, they fought hard and it was a total team effort. It's great to see them smile and enjoy the victory.”
North Texas took the doubles point when Megan Schmulbach and Aziza Aba Butain teamed up to defeat Nadia Solomon and Bertha Lee Perez 8-0. Idalina Franca and Emi Itabashi followed suit by defeating Erica Blakely and Morgan Hoffmann 8-2.
Senior Schmulbach defeated Manuella Viana in a two set match in No. 2 singles with a score of 6-4, 6-2.
Aziza Aba Butain won in No. 3 singles with a score of 6-0, 6-14 against Perez.
Newcomers Mary Poe and Emi Itabashi won in No. 3 and No. 4 singles against Erica Blakley and Alex Buckingham.
The team has another home match at Waranch Tennis Complex next Wednesday, April 11 against SMU at 2:00 p.m.
NT v NCTC
Waranch Tennis Complex
Schmulbach/Aba Butain def. Solomon/Perez 8-0
Viana/Garcia def. Viana/Garcia 8-4
Franca/Itabashi def. Blakley/Hoffman 8-2
Nadia Solomon def. Idalina Franca 6-4, 6-7(4), 8-10
Megan Schmulbach def. Manuella Viana 6-4, 6-2
Aziza Aba Butain def. Bertha Lee Perez 6-0, 6-1
Morgan Hoffmann def. Hollie Caras 6-4, 2-6, 3-6
Mary Poe def. Erica Blakley 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
Emi Itabashi def. Alex Buckingham 6-1, 7-5