March 22, 2012
HOUSTON - The University of Houston women's tennis team continued its strong play with a 7-0 rout of Prairie View A&M on Thursday afternoon at John E. Hoff Courts. The Cougars won their second-straight contest in dominant fashion to improve to 8-6 this spring.
"It's always nice to get a win over a Division I opponent," head coach John Severance said. "We're expecting a battle against Texas State on Sunday and we have to carry our momentum over against a team that has beaten some quality opponents this season."
The Cougars set the tone for the match early in doubles play as Maja Kazimieruk and Charlotte Phillips made quick work at the No. 3 position with an 8-0 victory, followed by an 8-1 rout by the Houston duo of Liselot Koenen and Laura Ring at the No. 2 spot to clinch the opening point.
Houston's top tandem of Giorgia Pozzan and Bryony Hunter appeared to be headed for a loss at the No. 1 position trailing 7-2, but managed to pull off the comeback, winning six-straight games for the doubles sweep.
Koenen opened singles action in the same fashion, posting a 6-0, 6-0 shutout of Alexandria Young at the No. 4 position in match that lasted only approximately 40 minutes.
Kazimieruk quickly followed with a 6-1, 6-0 defeat of Raven Lewis at the No. 5 position for her fifth-straight victory, while Jo Garvey also tallied a 6-0, 6-0 shutout of Capra Fellows at the bottom spot to clinch the match for the Cougars.
Celia Fraser, Pozzan and Phillips rounded out the scoring with straight-set victories at the top three positions to complete the sweep. Houston outscored the Panthers by a 36-1 margin at the bottom three singles spots and 72-10 overall in singles play.
The Cougars look to extend their winning streak to three matches against Texas State at 11 a.m., Sunday in San Marcos, Texas.
Houston 7, Prairie View A&M 0
1. Pozzan/Fraser (UH) def. Harrell/Ndlovu (PVAMU), 8-7(3)
2. Koenen/Ring (UH) def. Gwodog/Bond (PVAMU), 8-1
3. Kazimieruk/Phillips (UH) def. Young/Thomas (PVAMU), 8-0
Order of Finish: 3,2*,1
1. Giorgia Pozzan (UH) def. Brittany Harrell (PVAMU), 6-1, 6-2
2. Celia Fraser (UH) def. Lerato Ndlovu (PVAMU), 6-0, 6-2
3. Charlotte Phillips (UH) def. Christine Gwodog (PVAMU), 6-1, 6-3
4. Liselot Koenen (UH) def. Alexandria Young (PVAMU), 6-0, 6-0
5. Maja Kazimieruk (UH) def. Raven Lewis (PVAMU), 6-1, 6-0
6. Jo Garvey (UH) def. Capra Fellows (PVAMU), 6-0, 6-0
Order of Finish: 4,5,6*,2,1,3