March 16, 2009

Arlington, Texas - The UT Arlington women's tennis squad captured their fifth straight conference win on Sunday, March 15 against Texas State, 5-2 at the UTA Tennis Center. The Mavericks improved to 7-3 overall and 5-0 in league play.

"Every conference match is a tough match, and today the girls showed a lot of composure and maturity through adversity," said assistant coach Younes Limam. "We are growing as a team, and we need to keep improving and showing up for every match with a lot of energy."

Texas State captured the doubles points, posting victories in two of the three matches and headed into singles play with a 1-0 advantage over the Mavs.

Klara Jagosova and Daiana Negreanu recorded an 8-5 decision against Andrea Giraldo and Lainy Chafitz in the No. 1 doubles spot while Maria Martinez-Romer and Nikola Matovivoa dropped an 8-5 win over Ashley Ellis and Nyssa Peele in the No. 2 position in the lineup.

Monika Hadvigerova and Katarina Micochova suffered an 8-6 setback the final doubles match over Kiki Kruse and Mackenzie Farmer.

The Mavericks pulled together in singles action, recording wins in five of the six matches and collecting the win over the Bobcats.

Hadvigerova posted a 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) victory over Giraldo in the No. 1 position while Negreanu dropped a 7-5, 6-1 decision to Ellis in the No. 2 spot in the lineup.

Jagosova handed Peele a 6-2, 6-4 setback in the No. 3 position while Katarina Micochova defeated Chafitz a 6-3, 6-0 loss in the No. 4 spot.



Martinez-Romer captured her match with a 7-6 (7-1) and 6-2 win over Kruse and Matovicova wrapped up singles action, posting a 6-1, 6-2 victory against Farmer in the No. 6 spot.

UTA will take a break from conference action when they travel to San Diego, Calif. for the San Diego Invitational, beginning Thursday, Mar. 19. The Mavericks face host San Diego State in the first round at 10 a.m.

"The San Diego tournament will be a good test for us. We will play the University of San Diego in the first round, and then New Mexico or Mississippi depending on the outcome of the first day," added Limam.


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