The Tigers cruised through the doubles point, topping the Cougars 6-1, 6-1 at Flights 1 and 3. Sophie Gerits and Phonexay Chitdaramanaged to keep their undefeated streak with their unfinished match, 5-2.
The Cougars battled in singles, eventually dropping the fourth point at Court 1. Top ranked #61 Jaeda Daniel defeated Ndindi Ndundain a long battle, 6-1, 6-4. The sophomore from Virginia has only dropped two matches in singles, both against Southeastern Conference opponents.
Houston’s lone win at Court 6 was the first singles match to finish, where Stephanie Belovukovic rolled through Yu Chen, 6-1, 6-1. The freshman from Australia improved her singles record to 5-1 in singles play.
Alongside Belovukovic played junior Chitdara, who snatched the first set from Alannah Griffin at Court 5. Her Belgian partner, Gerits, played a hard-fought match against Madeline Meredith, going to a third set at Court 3.
Both of their matches were unfinished when teammates Jovana Vukovic and Elena Tairyan dropped their respective matches at Courts 2 and 4, eventually clinching the match for the Tigers.