SBC Repeat Bid Begins Friday For Tennis

DENTON, Texas - After winning seven of its last 11 matches, Mean Green tennis heads to defend its Sun Belt Championship in Mobile, Ala., Thurs. April 21, through Sun. April 24.

The Sun Belt announced Wednesday that North Texas (9-11) will enter the tournament as the No. 4 overall seed with a first-round bye.

The Mean Green will face No. 5 seed Arkansas State after the Red Wolves defeated No. 12 seed Western Kentucky by a score of 4-0 on Thursday morning.   

"We are playing with confidence and great energy at the right time," said head coach Sujay Lama. "This group has the experience and ability to make a similar run like last year. It starts with a tough Arkansas State team tomorrow. We are excited and ready to give it our all."

North Texas enters the tournament with a three match win streak, including two over Sun Belt Opponents Middle Tennessee and Troy.

Irina Paraschiv currently holds the best singles record on the team, assembling a 12-7 record from the first and second singles slots and has won three out of her last four matches.

Amy Joubert finished off her final home match with a 2-0 record on Sunday against Troy. The senior has won seven of the last eight matches that she has completed, which includes three SBC opponents. She enters the week with an 11-7 record, 3-0 in Sun Belt play.

The match with Arkansas State will begin at 9 a.m. at the Mobile Tennis Center, just off the campus of the University of South Alabama.



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