M&WT: Mavs begin their 2013 fall campaign

Giada D'Ortona is the one senior on the women's team competing this weekend.
 
Giada D'Ortona is the one senior on the women's team competing this weekend.
 

Sept. 12, 2013

ARLINGTON, Texas - The men's and women's tennis program opens its individual fall season in Midland, Texas this weekend at The Racquet Club Invitational.

"This first tournament is for them to get a glimpse of what kind of competition they will be facing for the next seven months," UT Arlington coach Diego Benitez said.  "I'm also looking for doubles, this is when you see who pairs well together."

UT Arlington is sending four men to Midland with senior Javier Perez, sophomores Marek Pesicka and Carlos Arbiza, and freshman Daniel Echeverry.

The women are sending all four freshmen on the roster with Jessica Birowski, Angeles de los rios, Astria Gehre and Ekaterina Tugarinova and senior Giada D'ortona.

"With all the freshman competing on the women's side it give them the opportunity to get used to the climate here." Benitez said.  "This is the time for them to see how they compete. They are doing well in practice, but this is the first time they will play against athletes from other universities."

The Mavericks competed in The Racquet Club Invitational last season with D'Ortona being the only athlete on this year's roster to compete again.


 

 

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