Feb. 9, 2004

HOUSTON, Texas - The University of Texas at Arlington women's tennis squad picked up two wins over the weekend, defeating Alabama-Birmingham, 6-1, and host Houston, 5-2 on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Mavericks improve to 2-1 on the year.

UTA took the doubles point after sweeping doubles action. No. 40 Marketa Cizova and Daniela Novakova defeated Annamieke Elsholz and Sumrin Tanzeem, 8-5, at No. 1 doubles. No. 50 Monika Peciulionyte and Simri van Rooyen handed Femke de Boer and Julia von Samson an 8-1 loss at No. 2 doubles, while Jitka Vetrovcova and Anete Rozkalne picked up an 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles.

The Lady Mavericks continued to dominate in singles action as they picked up a victory in five of the six positions. No. 46 Peciulionyte defeated Boer, 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 singles. Cizova earned a 6-0, 6-2 win over Elsholz in the two hole, while Anete Rozkalne handed Marrit Jansma a 6-1, 6-4 loss at No. 3 singles. Senior Jitka Vetrovcova earned the Lady Mavericks final win, defeating UAB's Nadia Dellarciprete, 7-5, 6-3 at the No. 5 position. Sumrin Tanzeem picked up UAB's lone victory, defeating Gretel Hach, 6-4, 6-0 at the No. 6 position.

That afternoon, UTA handed host Houston its first loss of the season with a 5-2 victory. The Lady Mavericks picked up the doubles point by taking No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, 9-8 (7-3) and 9-8 (7-5), respectively. In singles action, No. 46 Peciulionyte suffered her first loss of the season as Houston's Siljana Dimovska earned a 6-2, 7-5 upset victory at the No. 1 position. Cizova defeated Miranda Foley, 6-3, 7-5 at the No. 2 position, while Novakova edged past Kami Miller, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 at the No. 4 position. Rozkalne fell at the No. 3 position to Houston's Yolandi Terblanche. Rooyen and Vetrovcova closed out the day with straight set victories at the No. 5 and No. 6 positions.



Texas-Arlington will return to the court February 14 at Oklahoma State.

#75 Texas-Arlington women 5, Houston 2 Doubles (UTA wins point) - Marketa Cizova-Daniela Novakova, UTA def. Miranda Foley-Biljana Dimovska 9-8 (7-3), Monika Peciulionyte-Simri vanRooyen, UTA def Karine Urbin-Diana Martin 9-8 (7-5), Yolandi Terblanche-Kami Miller, UH def. Jitka Vetrovcova-Aneta Rozkaine, 8-1.

Singles - Dimovska, UH def. Peciulionyte, 62-, 7-5; Cizova, UTA def. Foley, 6-3, 7-5; Terblanche, UH def. Rozkaine, 6-4, 6-1; Novokova, UTA def. Miller, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2; vanRooyen, UTA def. Sndra Martin, 6-4, 6-3; Vetrovcova, UTA def. Blajer, 6-4, 6-3.

Records: UTA 1-1, UH 0-1

#75 Texas-Arlington 6, Alabama-Birmingham 1 Doubles (UTA wins point) - Marketa Cizova-Daniela Novakova, UTA def. Annamieke Elsholz, 8-5; Monika Peciulionyte-Simri vanRooyen, UTA def Femke de Boer-Julia von Samson, 8-1; Jitka Vetrovcova-Aneta Rozkaine, UTA def. Nadia Dellaciprete-Sumrin Tanzeem, 8-4.

Singles - Peciulionyte, UTA def. de Boer, 6-0, 6-3; Cizova def. Elsholz, 6-0, 6-2; Rozkaine def. Marrit Jansma, 6-1, 6-4; Novokova def. von Samson, 6-3, 6-2; Vetrovcoa def. Dellarciprete, 7-5, 6-3; Tanzeem, UAB def. Gretel Hach, 6-4, 6-0.

Records: UTA 2-1, UAB 0-1


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