WT: Mavs fall to No. 46 SFA in SLC Championship match

Diego Benitez coached his team to a 9-2 conference record.

April 28, 2012

Final Stats

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The UT Arlington women's tennis team fell to the No. 46 Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks 4-0 in the Southland Conference Championship Saturday afternoon.

Senior Natalia Mayuk and doubles partner Giada D'ortona defeated Alina Shazhko and Jithmie Jayawickrema 8-2 at the No. 2 doubles spot, but unfortunately No. 1 and No. 3 doubles were unable to come away with a victory for the Mavericks.

UT Arlington headed into singles play down 1-0 to the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. Freshman Christine Foote fell 6-0, 6-4 to her SFA opponent, Jithmie Jayawickrema at the No. 6 singles position.

No. 3 Tereza Bekerova defeated Natalia Mayuk 7-5, 6-2 and No.4 Malena Gordo clinched the conference title for the Ladyjacks when she defeated Giada D'ortona 6-3, 6-2.

Stephen F. Austin was undefeated in league play until the Mavericks swept the Ladyjack 4-0 earlier this month, but SFA would not let up today.

"UTA is a good team," Stephen F. Austin head coach Patrick Sullivan said about his team's victory. "They are a team that we respect. They play the game the right way."

The Mavericks completed the season with a 16-9 overall record and a 9-2 regular season record in the Southland Conference.




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