Tennis Travels to Face Abilene Christian (W 4-0) and North Texas (W 4-2)


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ABOUT THE WILDCATS
Abilene Christian is riding a three-match win streak, including a 5-2 win over Nicholls State in its last match. The Wildcats are led by senior Lucile Pothier, who boasts a 6-1 singles record this season. She also is 8-1 in doubles this season. The Wildcats are 2-0 at home and 7-3 overall this spring season.

ABOUT THE MEAN GREEN
North Texas is 4-5 this spring season but is coming off of a 4-0 sweep over Marshall on Sunday. Junior Tamuna Kutubidze highlights singles play with a 5-2 record. Kutubidze also holds the best doubles record at 2-1 when playing with sophomore Alexandra Heczey. The Mean Green are 3-1 at home this season.


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The Houston Cougar Women’s Tennis team improved to 11-1 this spring season after a 4-0 sweep over Abilene Christian, on Friday.

Ana Glumac and Constandena Nicolaou started off doubles play with a resounding 6-1 win over Jordan Henry and Ileana Mocciola. They picked up their fifth win of the season in the match.

Tsveta Dimitrova and Sveva Mazzari clinched the doubles point for the Cougars after winning 6-3 over Lucile Pothier and Whitney Williams. The duo is 8-1 this season in doubles play.

Alison Mills and Lauren Alter’s match was cut short due to Houston clinching the doubles point, with the Cougars down 5-3 at that time.

Mazzari started out singles with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Whitney Williams that was competitive the entire match. She remains undefeated in singles play on the season with a 12-0 record.

Glumac clinched the singles point and the overall match with a 6-4, 6-1 win against Ileana Mocciola. Glumac picked up her third-straight victory with the result.

Dimitrova also won in a very close match 6-4, 7-6 (9-7). Dimitrova earned her tenth singles win with the victory over Pothier today.

There were three matches still in progress when the Cougars swept the overall match. Alter was down 7-6, 3-6, 1-2 against Autumn Crossnoe. Nicolaou was down 6-3, 3-6, 2-3 against Nini Memishishi when her match was called. Lastly, Laura Bernardos was trailing 6-3, 1-6, 1-5 against Jordan Henry when play was stopped.


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The Houston Cougar Women’s Tennis team took down North Texas by a score of 4-2 on Saturday, in Denton, Texas. Houston picked up a win in both of its road matches this weekend.

Starting with doubles, Lauren Alter and Alison Mills lost in a close match 6-4 to Maria Kononova and Minying Liang. This was only their second loss this season.

Ana Glumac and Constandena Nicolaou got the Cougars back on track with a 6-4 win over Nidhi Surapaneni and Haruka Sasaki to tie the doubles score. They won both of their doubles matches during the weekend road trip.

In the deciding doubles match, Tsveta Dimitrova and Sveva Mazzari lost in a very competitive effort to Tamuna Kutubidze and Alexandra Heczey, 7-6. This loss gave North Texas the doubles point.

The Cougars bounced back in singles after giving up the doubles point. Alter started off singles play with a dominant 6-1, 6-3 win over Liang. She picked up her eleventh win of the season with only one loss.

Dimitrova followed suit with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over No. 66 Kononova. This put the Cougars up 2-1 in the overall match.

The only singles loss of the day came when Mills fell to Surapaneni 6-7, 3-6. The Mean Green tied the overall match 2-2 with this loss.

Nicolaou pulled out a gutsy 6-4, 6-4 win over Sasaki to put the Cougars in front again 3-2. This was a fitting way for her to grab her tenth singles win on the season.

Glumac sealed the deal for the Cougars with a lengthy 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 win against Heczey. Houston won the overall match 4-2 and improved to 12-1 on the spring season.