March 10, 2012
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Women's tennis defeated the Brigham Young Cougars Friday in Boise, Idaho 5-2 and Boise State Sunday 6-1.
The Mavericks had a rough start after losing the doubles point to BYU.
UTA came back winning five of the six single matches. Nikola Matovicova held her opponent, Aubrey Paul, to just 4 points in the two matches after a 6-3 and 6-1 victory.
"I am very please the way we played after losing the doubles point," UT Arlington head coach Diego Benitez said. "Our girls stayed focus and rose to the occasion taking care of singles play.
"Very good win against a very good team."
The women proved they are reading for the WAC with a 6-1 victoru over the Boise State Broncos.
UT Arlington started strong against the Broncos after winning all three doubles matches and grabbing the early lead.
The Mavericks continued their success, losing only one singles match.
Freshman Christine Foote completed her singles match first, only allowing three points to be scored against her.
"I am very proud of the way our girls played this weekend," Benitez said. "Boise State will be a heavy contender in the WAC so this is a huge win for what could be a great rivalry.
"We got two big wins on the road against two quality teams. Our girls are showing great character on the court and are taking care of the objectives."
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