Feb. 28, 2014
By Michael Eldridge
ARLINGTON, Texas - The UT Arlington women's tennis team was able to overcome a doubles loss to defeat UTSA 4-3 on Thursday at the UTA Tennis Center.
A comeback win by Angeles de los Rios over Isabelle Jonsson proved to be the difference after Rios rebounded from a first-set deficit.
"I am very proud of the overall effort," UT Arlington coach Diego Benitez said. "We started a bit slow and lost the momentum in doubles. We knew we needed it to turn around physically and mentally in singles. I am proud of the way Angeles came back in the second to win and clinch the match."
Rios dropped the opening set 3-6 and was trailing in the second 4-1 before making the turn around. She would win the match 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.
The Mavericks dropped each of the doubles matches, relying on singles to pick up the points to claim the match.
Verena Scott had to go three sets to claim the overall team win, defeating Lina Hallgren 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.
The Mavericks return to the court on March 9 to face their first Sun Belt Conference opponent in UL Monroe in Monroe, La.