Tennis Closes Out Regular Season This Weekend
DENTON, Texas - Mean Green tennis will host its final two matches of the regular season this weekend against Middle Tennessee on Friday and Troy Sunday morning. North Texas (7-11) is riding a four match home winning streak and is looking to gain mome
DENTON, Texas - Mean Green tennis will host its final two matches of the regular season this weekend against Middle Tennessee on Friday and Troy Sunday morning.
North Texas (7-11) is riding a four match home winning streak and is looking to gain momentum heading into the Sun Belt Conference Championships next week.
"These are big matches for us this weekend," said head coach Sujay Lama. "We want every one competing at a high level and gaining confidence."
The Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee (7-8) come into the match on Friday with a two match winning streak.
The Mean Green shut down the Blue Raiders twice last season, winning 4-0 on the last weekend on the season, before dominating Middle Tennessee in the SBC quarterfinals by the same score.
Troy (10-12) will enter the weekend with a five match winning streak, boasting wins over three Sun Belt Conference schools (Arkansas State, UALR and South Alabama).
The Trojans and Blue Raiders will meet Saturday.
The match against Troy on Sunday will serve as senior day for North Texas, who will graduate two seniors this season, Madura Ranganathan and Amy Joubert.
"Maddy and Amy are the most successful seniors in the history of our tennis program," Lama added. "They came together and changed the culture and became part of our first conference championships. We would like for them to finish with style and send them off on a winning note and thank them for their dedication and hard work over the last four years."
The duo will leave the Mean Green as the winningest seniors in over 20 years, winning 54 dual matches thus far and a Sun Belt Championship.
North Texas' match against Middle Tennessee will take place at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon and the Mean Green will square off with Troy at 10 a.m. Sunday. Both matches will take place at the Waranch Tennis Complex and admission is free of charge.