No. 21 Houston Blanks Temple; 4-0

    <I>Tina Rupert clinched the match for Houston</i>
    Tina Rupert clinched the match for Houston
    Women's Tennis Home


    John E. Hoff Courts

    Houston Tennis on Facebook

    Follow Houston Tennis on Twitter

    Vogasari Ends National Indoors Run

    Vogasari Takes NIIC Opener

    Vogasari Heads to NYC for National Indoors

    March 5, 2014

    Final Stats

    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

    Shop Now at the Official
    Online Store

      Divider image