Nov. 5, 2013
By Michael Eldridge | UTAMavs.com
DENTON, Texas - The UT Arlington women's tennis team wrapped up the fall season on a high note at Metroplex Mania hosted by North Texas.
The Mavericks finished 10-6 in singles, opening play with 10 consecutive wins to start the competion against area rivals that included TCU, UNT, Tyler Junior College, Colin County Community College and SMU.
"We went 14-0 overall on the first two days of competition and in day three we swept through doubles," UT Arlington coach Diego Benitez said. "It was a solid tournament to wrap up the fall."
In Friday's competition, UTA swept singles matches against North Texas and Colin County. On Saturday, the pattern continued with four matches in which UTA would sweep against competitors from TCU and Tyler Junior College.
Sunday was less friendly to the Mavs as UTA took on SMU. However, despite the 0-6 record on the day, UTA was competitive in each. Four of the six matches would extend to three sets.
In doubles, UTA was 4-5, bouncing back from a 0-4 start to begin play. The Mavericks were 5-2 in the final two days of doubles competition.
For a complete recap of all of the action at North Texas, please view the Tournament Homepage for results.
Friday, November 1
SMU vs. UTA
Bulgakova/Sharapova (SMU) def. Gehre/Thoms (UTA) 8-2
Erkeeva/Elliott (SMU) def. Rios/Tugarinova (UTA) 8-4
Dishkova/Verner (SMU) def. Birowski/D’Ortona (UTA) 8-0
UNT/Colin County vs. UTA
Elizabeth Thoms (UTA) def. Alexis Thoma (UNT) 6-1; 6-4
Astrid Gehre (UTA) def. Agustina Valenzuela (UNT) 6-3; 2-6; 7-5
Jessica Birowski (UTA) def. Ana Sofia Cordero (UNT) 6-0; 6-2
Giada D'ortona (UTA) def. Dane Joubert (UNT) 6-1; 6-2
Angeles de los Rios (UTA) def. Clorinda Wessels (CC) 6-1; 6-1
Ekaterina Tugarinova (UTA) def. Amanda Gilson (CC) 6-4; 6-3
Saturday, November 2
Joubert/Valenzuela (UNT) def. Gehre/Thoms (UTA) 8-4
Rios/Tugarinova (UTA) def. Thoma/Cordero (UNT) 8-6
Birowski/D’Ortona (UTA) def. Wessels/Gilson (CC) 8-3
UTA vs. TCU/Tyler Junior College
Elizabeth Thoms (UTA) def. Millie Nichols (TCU) 6-1; 6-2
Giada D’Ortona (UTA) def. Joanna Savva (TJC) 7-5; default
Angeles de los Rios (UTA) def. Kylie Reynaud (TJC) 6-2; 6-0
Ekatarina Tugarinova (UTA) def. Nicki Johnson (TJC) 6-0; 3-6; 6-3
Sunday, November 3
TCU/Tyler Junior College vs. UTA
Gehre/Thoms (UTA) def. Savva/Reynaud (TJC) 8-1
Rios/Tugarinova (UTA) def. De Wet/Johnson (TJC) 8-1
SMU vs. UTA
Dasha Sharapova (SMU) def. Elizabeth Thoms (UTA) 5-7; 6-4; 6-3
Yana Erkeeva (SMU) def. Astrid Gehre (UTA) 7-6 (7-5); 7-6 (7-5)
Hristina Dishkova (SMU) def. Angeles de los Rios (UTA) 6-3; 6-2
Macie Elliott (SMU) def. Ekatarina Tugarinova (UTA) 6-2; 3-6; 6-1
Anna Kate Anderson (SMU) def. Giada D’Ortona (UTA) 5-7; 7-6 (7-4); 6-1
Holly Verner (SMU) def. Verena Scott (UTA) 6-3; default
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