In doubles, Elena Tairyan and Jovana Vukovic breezed through Armelle Cerdan and Vera Carvalho on Court 3, 6-0. After dropping the match at Court 1, Belgian duo Sophie Gerits and Phonexay Chitdara secured the doubles point for the Cougars, defeating Nida Karmal and Darinka Tiboldi, 6-3. The freshman and junior remain undefeated for the season in doubles play.
Taking the energy into singles, freshman Stephanie Belovukovic made quick work at Flight 6, handing Houston the first singles victory of the day, 6-0, 6-0. After the first match of the season against Texas A&M, the Australian has dropped only one set in a total of six matches.
Gerits followed shortly after, beating Kaja Ljubic at Court 3, 6-1, 6-2. To clinch the match, Mimi Kendall-Woseley topped Darinka Tiboldi at Flight 2, 6-2, 6-1.
Both teams decided to play the match out, giving Ndindi Ndunda, Vukovic and Chitdara the chance to win their respective matches. Vukovic defeated Cerdan in a 6-2, 6-4 matchup on Court 4, while Ndunda closed her match in a thrilling super tie-breaker, 6-4, 2-6, 10-5. The junior from Virginia holds a 4-3 singles record at Flight 1.
Chitdara gave Houston the last win of the day, beating Kamal at Court 5, 6-3, 6-2. The Cougars improve to a 5-2 record this season.