MONROE, La. (4/18/08) After a six hour rain delay halted things at the Sun Belt Tennis Tournament, the No. 6 seed Mean Green stormed through No. 11 Florida Atlantic, 4-0, in first round action Friday.
North Texas moves on to face the No. 3 Florida International at 8 a.m. Saturday morning at the Forsythe Tennis Center. The three-time defending Sun Belt champions enter the tournament ranked 51st nationally.
“We did what we had to do, and after such a long day of waiting it was important that we were able to play a short match,” said North Texas head coach Sujay Lama. “Our next match is against who I believe to be the toughest team in the conference, but I am confident that we are ready for the challenge.”
Madura Ranganathan, Amy Joubert and Shannon MacKenzie each picked up singles wins over the Owls. The Mean Green swept the doubles point to set up a rematch the Golden Panthers.
Ranganathan picked up North Texas’ lone point in a 6-1 loss to FIU in Miami in March.