ABOUT THE BULLDOGS Louisiana Tech is coming off a two-game losing streak when they head to Houston this weekend. The Bulldogs fell to Louisiana-Monroe on March 13, and a week later they lost 4-3 to South Alabama. Louisiana Tech holds a 2-5 road record coming into the match against the Cougars and a 5-6 overall record. They are led by junior Sonia Chen, who is 8-3 in singles play this spring season. She is also 6-2 in doubles when playing with freshman Claudia Oravcova.
The Houston Cougar Women’s Tennis Team improved to 11-0 at home with a win over Louisiana Tech, on Saturday, continuing their best home start since the 2006 season.
The Cougars won 4-0 and took control of every match early and never looked back.
Lauren Alter and Alison Mills started off doubles with an impressive 6-2 win over Nadja Manjon and Angela Lorenzo. They raced to a 5-0 lead and laid out the momentum for the Cougars.
Tsveta Dimitrova and Sveva Mazzari clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 win over Karla Montalvo and Andrea Perez. They improve to 10-2 on the spring season when playing with each other.
Ana Glumac and Constandena Nicolaou’s match went unfinished due to the Cougars winning the doubles point. They were leading 4-2 at that point against Sonia Chen and Claudia Oravcova.
Leading 1-0 going into singles, Houston continued to carry their momentum and dominant play. Mazzari got singles going with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep against Claudia Oravcova. She improves to an outstanding 16-0 record in singles this spring season.
Dimitrova followed up with a 6-2, 6-0 win of her own against Karla Montalvo. The Cougars led 3-0 in the overall match after this victory.
Glumac sealed the match without dropping a game, winning 6-0, 6-0 against Andrea Perez. Houston swept the match 4-0 and remaines undefeated while playing at home.
There were three matches remaining when Houston clinched the match. Lauren Alter was leading against Nadia Manjon 6-2, 4-2 on the third line. Mills was trailing Sonia Chen 2-6, 2-3 on the fourth line and Nicolaou was leading against Angela Lorenzo 6-1, 1-3 at the fifth line.