Tennis To Host Game On North Texas Classic
Mean Green tennis plays host to Akron, UTEP and Northwestern State for the Game On North Texas Classic Friday through Sunday at the Waranch Tennis Complex.
DENTON, Texas - Mean Green tennis plays host to Akron, UTEP and Northwestern State for the Game On North Texas Classic Friday through Sunday at the Waranch Tennis Complex.
The weekend marks the final fall tournament for North Texas, who has assembled a 66-32 overall record, including a stellar 24-7 record in doubles play.
"We've been looking forward to this event," said head coach Sujay Lama. "It is the only opportunity to compete at home in the fall and I know tour team is extremely motivated to put up a great effort and play some inspiring tennis. We have had an outstanding fall season and we would like to finish off on a high."
Freshman Kseniya Bardabush has the best singles record on the team, sitting at 8-2 after three tournaments. Junior Barbora Vykydalova and senior Nadia Lee aren't far behind at 7-2 and 7-3 respectively.
Doubles is where North Texas has made the most improvement this fall, with the three doubles duos collecting a combined 17-5 record in the last two tournaments.
The Game On North Texas Classic is set up similar to spring dual matches. Each team will square off in a dual match format, with each singles slot being considered its own draw.
"This is our first year collaborating with Game On Athletics to make this a family event and to get the North Texas and Denton community involved in all the excitement around North Texas Athletics," added Lama. "We are very thankful for their sponsorship of the North Texas Classic. It should be a fun weekend catered towards families to enjoy the beautiful weather and see some exciting Mean Green tennis."
Play begins Friday at 11 a.m. at the Waranch Tennis Complex when North Texas takes on UTEP and Northwestern State faces Akron.
Saturday is family day and the Mean Green tennis staff encourages all families to come out and support North Texas when it squares off with Akron. There will be food, a bounce house and other entertainment sponsored by Game On Athletics.
As always, attendance to Mean Green tennis events is free of charge.