No. 21 Houston Blanks Temple; 4-0

    <I>Tina Rupert clinched the match for Houston</i>
    Tina Rupert clinched the match for Houston
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    HOUSTON--- The Cougars came out and made a strong statement in their conference opener, as they blanked Temple 4-0, Wednesday afternoon out at the John E. Hoff Tennis Courts

    Houston (9-2, 1-0 The American) led from start to finish, as Despoina Vogasari and Elena Kordolaimi teamed up to defeat Temple's Mariana Bedon and Minami Okajima in dominating fashion, 8-2 on court one.

    Moments later Celia Fraser and Rocio Martin recorded a convincing 8-5 victory on court two to clinch the doubles point for the Cougars.

    With UH already up 1-0, Vogasari came through from the No. 1 spot, earning a straight set, 6-0, 6-2 victory over Alica Doms to extend the Cougar lead to 2-0.

    Sophomore Rocio Martin then followed suit from the No. 5 position, blowing past Mariana Bedon in consecutive sets, 6-2, 6-0, to put the Cougars on the brink of victory.

    Then freshman Tina Rupert put things away, defeating Minami Okajima, 6-1, 6-2, to clinch the match victory for the Cougars. Rupert has now represented the clinching point in three of Houston's last four wins.

    With the Cougars already up 4-0, both coaches agreed to cut the match short.

    Houston will play its first doubleheader of the year this Saturday, when it takes on conference foe Connecticut at 10:00 a.m. CT, before it plays Tyler Junior College at 2:00 p.m. CT that same day. Both matches will be held at the John E. Hoff Tennis Courts.

    No. 21 Houston 4, Temple 0


    1. Despoina Vogasari (HOU) def. Alicia Doms (TEMPLE) 6-0, 6-2
    2. Elena Kordolaimi (HOU) vs. Yana Mavrina (TEMPLE) 6-1, 5-2, unfinished
    3. Celia Fraser (HOU) vs. Dina Karina (TEMPLE) 5-7, 0-1, unfinished
    4. Tina Rupert (HOU) def. Minami Okajima (TEMPLE) 6-1, 6-2
    5. Rocio Martin (HOU) def. Mariana Bedon (TEMPLE) 6-2, 6-0
    6. Dionne Sanders (HOU) vs. Rebecca Breland (TEMPLE) 3-6, 1-4, unfinished



    Order of Finish: 1,5,4*

    *clinching point


    1. Despoina Vogasari/Elena Kordolaimi (HOU) def. Mariana Bedon/Minami Okajima (TEMPLE) 8-2
    2. Celia Fraser/Rocio Martin (HOU) def. Dina Karina/Rebecca Breland (TEMPLE) 8-5
    3. Alicia Doms/Yana Mavrina (TEMPLE) vs. Tina Rupert/Dionne Sanders (HOU) 6-3

    Order of Finish: 1,2,3

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