LADY MAVS CLAIM SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE REGULAR SEASON CROWN WITH 10-0 MARK
April 10, 2005
MONROE, La. - The University of Texas at Arlington women's tennis squad clinched its sixth regular season title in the last seven years with a 5-2 victory at Louisiana-Monroe Sunday afternoon. The Lady Mavericks finished league action with a perfect 10-0 mark.
The Lady Indians surprised UTA as they showed off their impressive doubles skills and won two of the three matches played. At the No. 2 doubles spot, Diana Espinal and Noelia Leon teamed up and beat UTA's Monika Peciulionyte and Anete Rozkalne, 8-6. ULM's Pauline Bourdet and Elodie Burlet dropped Gretel Hach and Jessica Shepard 8-4 at the No. 3 position. Pavala Mesterova and Daniela Novakova paired up for the lone Lady Mav victory at the top position.
Mesterova pushed her singles mark at the top flight to 15-0 with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Espinal. Peciulionyte dropped her middle set but came back to defeat Leon 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4 at the No. 3 position. Rozkalne earned a straight set victory in the four hole while Hach and Shepard each won a tie break for the victory at the No. 5 and 6 positions, respectively.
Texas-Arlington returns to action Tuesday at North Texas. First serve is slated for 2 p.m. in Denton.
1 - Pavla Mestrova/Daniela Novakova (UTA) def. Nataliya Ostrovska/Daliny Sithimorada (ULM), 8-2
2 - Diana Espinal/Noelia Leon (ULM) def. Monika Peciulionyte/Anete Rozkalne (UTA), 8-6
3 - Pauline Bourdet/Elodie Burlet (ULM) def. Gretel Hach/Jessica Shepard (UTA), 8-4
1 - Pavla Mesterova (UTA) def. Diana Espinal (ULM) 6-3, 6-3
2 - Nataliya Ostrovska (ULM) def. Daniela Novakova (UTA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
3 - Monika Peciulionyte (UTA) def. Noelia Leon (ULM ) 6-4, 6-7 (7-4), 6-4
4 - Anete Rozkalne (UTA) def. Daliny Sithimorada (ULM) 6-3, 6-2
5 - Gretel Hach (UTA) def. Pauline Bourdet (ULM) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)
6 - Jessica Shepard (UTA) def. Elodie Burlet (ULM) 7-6 (12-10), 6-0