Tennis Keeps Rolling With 6-1 Win Over UALR

    Maja Kazimieruk notched her fifth-straight win on Wednesday to improve to 15-2 this spring
    Maja Kazimieruk notched her fifth-straight win on Wednesday to improve to 15-2 this spring
    Women's Tennis Home



    RELATED LINKS

    John E. Hoff Courts

    Houston Tennis on Facebook

    Follow Houston Tennis on Twitter

    HEADLINES
    Vogasari Defends Singles Championship in Egypt

    Houston Earns ITA's Top Academic Honor Once Again

    Kordolaimi Claims Another International Title


    March 20, 2013

    Final Stats

    HOUSTON - The University of Houston women's tennis team weathered windy conditions to post a 6-1 rout of UALR on Wednesday afternoon at John E. Hoff Courts. The Cougars claimed their fourth win in the past five matches to improve to 12-5 overall this season.

    "I've played UALR almost every year that I've coached and they're always a tough team," head coach Patrick Sullivan said. "They played a very good doubles round, and that was a little bit more about them being tough instead of us doing anything wrong. It can be hard to keep your focus when you have a highly-ranked team looming ahead on the schedule, but I was happy to see us take care of business when we had to."

    The Houston doubles tandem of Celia Fraser and Maja Kazimieruk held off a late rally to take the opening match by a score of 8-6 at the No. 3 spot and improve to 12-2 this spring, while Rocio Martin Fernandez and Charlotte Phillips outlasted UALR's duo of McShane and Luksich by a score of 8-6 at the top spot to clinch the opening point.

    Houston's Elena Kordolaimi and Celia Fraser rounded out the doubles sweep with an 8-7 victory over Vorster and Amsallem at the No. 2 position to improve to 9-3 together in dual play.

    Dionne Sanders quickly put Houston ahead 2-0 in the match by blanking Michaela McShane 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 6 position, and Kazimieruk reeled off her fifth-straight victory in 6-0, 6-2 fashion at the No. 4 spot to increase her team-leading record to 15-2 in dual action.

     

     

    Martin Fernandez sealed Houston's 12th victory of the season at the No. 3 spot, prevailing over Viktoriya Plyuta by a score of 6-2, 6-2 to improve to 12-4 this season.

    Fraser and Phillips outlasted their opponents at the No. 2 and No. 5 positions, respectively, in three sets to round out the scoring for the Cougars.

    Houston returns to action this weekend when it meets No. 33 TCU at 1 p.m., on Saturday and William and Mary at 11 a.m., on Sunday. Both matches will be played at Houston Country Club located on 1 Potomac Drive.

    HOUSTON 6, UALR 1

    DOUBLES
    1. Martin Fernandez/Phillips (UH) def. McShane/Luksich (UALR), 8-6
    2. Kordolaimi/Garvey (UH) def. Vorster/Amsallem (UALR), 8-7
    3. Fraser/Kazimieruk (UH) def. Plyuta/Galieva (UALR), 8-6
    Order of Finish: 3,1*,2

    SINGLES
    1. Veronique Luksich (UALR) def. Elena Kordolaimi (UH), 6-2, 2-6, 1-0(8)
    2. Celia Fraser (UH) def. Yana Kakovkina (UALR), 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
    3. Rocio Martin Fernandez (UH) def. Viktoriya Plyuta (UALR), 6-2, 6-2
    4. Maja Kazimieruk (UH) def. Kamilla Galieva (UALR), 6-0, 6-2
    5. Charlotte Phillips (UH) def. Dane Vorster (UALR), 1-6, 6-2, 6-3
    6. Dionne Sanders (UH) def. Michaela McShane (UALR), 6-0, 6-0
    Order of Finish: 6,4,3*,2,1,5

    Shop Now at the Official
    Online Store

      Divider image