No. 58 Mavericks hand Mean Green 4-3 loss
April 7, 2011
Arlington, Texas - The No. 58 women's tennis team took a break from league action for a non-conference match-up against North Texas Thursday afternoon at the UTA Tennis Center. The nationally-ranked Mavericks extended their win streak to five after winning a 4-3 decision against the Mean Green.
The victory improved the Mavericks to 14-4 overall and 6-4 in non-conference action.
"We played very good in doubles, it was huge for us to get the point and open singles with a 1-0 lead," said head coach Diego Benitez. "We knew they were going to be tough in singles and we were ready to take three more points. It was a great overall effort and a great performance for Natalia to clinch the final match."
After winning four straight conference matches, UTA quickly found themselves with a 1-0 advantage against UNT after recording all three doubles flights.
Doubles team of Nikola Matovicova and Maria Martinez were the first to win their match, earning an 8-2 victory against Nadia Lee and Amy Joubert in the No. 2 position.
The Mavericks confidence followed them in singles action where they won three of the six singles flights.
In the top position, Negreanu won a 6-3, 6-4 decision against Vykydalova while Martinez-Romero handed Dinuta a 6-2, 6-3 loss in the No. 3 flight.
Mayuk picked up a 6-3, 6-7, and 6-2 victory over Lee in the No. 4 position. Mayuk's match was especially important as it was the clinching match for the win.
Aqvist suffered a 6-3, 6-1 setback in the No. 2 position against Parschiv while D'ortona also dropped the No. 5 flight, 6-1, 6-0 against Ranganathan.
Matovicova dropped the No. 6 flight against Joubert, 6-3, 6-3.
UT Arlington gets back into Southland play on Sunday, April 10 with a meeting against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Match time is set for 10 a.m. at the UTA Tennis Center.