DENTON, Tex. (9/19/04) -- The North Texas women’s tennis team completed the final day of competition at the Mean Green Invitational on Sunday by taking two top-three finishes in singles play and second place in one of the two doubles flights.
The Mean Green’s Ingrid Stockinger dropped her only match of the tournament to McNeese State’s Madeleine Hakansson by scores of 6-1 and 6-4 in Sunday’s flight-C championship match, but still finished with a 3-1 record and second-place finish in the flight.
Megan Schmulbach defeated Louisiana-Lafayette’s Tammy Day in three sets on Sunday to claim third place in flight A and finish the tournament with a 2-1 record. Katherine Harris dropped her opening match on Friday, but came back to win three straight matches and win flight B’s consolation bracket. Harris defeated Tyler JC’s Ame Blacketer on Sunday in three sets.
The Mean Green had six players participating in singles and finished the three-day tournament with a combined record of 11-9. Three NT players finished with a winning record and four finished .500 or better.
Harris and Stockinger had the most successful debut among three North Texas doubles teams, taking second place in flight B. The duo won their first two matches before narrowly dropping the championship match, 9-8 (4), on the final day.
Aziza Aba Butain and Ashley Sammis posted a 2-1 record and won flight A’s consolation bracket by defeating Tammy Day and Channell Meijer of UL Lafayette on Sunday.
The Mean Green finished doubles play with a combined record of 4-4 and two of its three teams put together a winning record.
The Mean Green Invitational marked the first tournament of the season for North Texas, which returns to action Oct. 1 at the Texas Tech Tournament.
NORTH TEXAS RESULTS
Megan Schmulbach (NT) d. Tammy Day (ULL), 3-6, 6-0, 6-4
Cecilia Varela (ULL) d. Ashley Sammis (NT), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Katherine Harris (NT) d. Ame Blacketer (TJC), 2-6, 6-1, 6-1
Madeleine Hakansson (MSU) d. Ingrid Stockinger (NT), 6-1, 6-4
Dzeljan Memisi (TJC) d. Aziza Aba Butain (NT), 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Aziza Aba Butain/Ashley Sammis (NT) d. Tammy Day/Channell Meijer (ULL), 8-4
Ann Grobbelar/Madeleine Hakansson (MSU) d. Katherine Harris/Ingrid Stockinger (NT), 9-8(4)