HOUSTON – The Houston Cougar Women’s Tennis team defeated Louisiana and UT Rio Grande Valley in a doubleheader on Monday. The Cougars swept both matches and didn’t drop a set, improving their record to 10-0 when playing at home.
THE MATCH AGAINST LOUISIANA
Lauren Alter and Alison Mills started doubles off with a 6-3 win over Dana Radovanovic and Floriane Picaut. They improved to 9-2 when playing with each other this spring season.
Singles play started with a bang for the Cougars as Mazzari led the way with a dominant 6-2, 6-1 win over Floraine Picaut. Mazzari remains undefeated in singles play on the spring season.
Alter finished next with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Elena Sava. She improved to 12-1 in singles this season. This victory put the Cougars up 3-0 in the overall match.
Mills clinched the match for the Cougars in a 6-4, 6-1 win over Dana Radovanovic. After a close first set, she took control to cruise to the win. This win put the Cougars at 13-1 on the season.
There were three singles matches remaining when the match concluded. Dimitrova was up on Kelly Drew 6-4, 4-4, Nicolaou led against Abby Johnson 6-1, 5-5, and Glumac was leading against Marina Garcia 6-4, 2-3.
THE MATCH AGAINST UT RIO GRANDE VALLEY
Doubles were dominant yet again for the Cougars, with Alter and Mills cruising to a 6-0 win against Dominique Esparza and Doris Aleksovska. They won both of their matches in the doubleheader. Dimitrova and Glumac played with each other for the first time this spring season, and clinched the doubles point with a 6-1 win over Dominique Ibarra and Marine Darzyan. The Cougars only dropped one game between the two doubles matches.
Mazzari and Nicolaou’s doubles match went unfinished with them leading 5-2 over Anastasia Belyaeva and Lasya Patnaik.
Dimitrova started off singles with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Dominique Esparza. She improves to 12-2 on the spring season.
Glumac put on a dominant performance to increase the Cougars lead to 3-0 in the overall match. She took down Lasya Patnaik 6-1, 6-2.
Mazzari clinched the sweep for Houston with a 6-2, 6-2 victory against Marine Darzyan. She remains undefeated in singles.
Alter was down 5-7, 1-1 to Dominique Ibarra when the match was clinched. On another court, Mills match was at 4-6, 4-2 against Anastasia Belyaeva. Lastly, Nicolaou was up 6-4, 3-1 over Doris Aleksovska.
The Cougars didn’t drop a set in any of the clinch matches during the doubleheader and improve to a 14-1 overall record.
UP NEXT FOR HOUSTON
The Cougars travel to Florida to face North Florida and South Florida. First serve is set for 11 a.m. CST on Thursday, March 15 against North Florida and 11 a.m. CST on Friday, March 16 against South Florida.
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