No. 24 Houston Runs Past UAB; 7-0

    <i>Despoina Vogasari clinched the match and earned her 19th victory</i>
    Despoina Vogasari clinched the match and earned her 19th victory
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    March 25, 2014

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    HOUSTON--- The Cougars showed up in a big way, as they cruised to a 7-0 victory over UAB, Tuesday afternoon out at the John E. Hoff Tennis Courts, extending their current win streak to three straight matches.

    For Houston (14-3), the win marks its seventh shutout victory of the season, while the Cougars also earned their 10th (10-1) home win of the season, which is already the most home victories for the Cougars since the 2007-08 campaign. The seven shutouts are also the most since the 2007-08 season.

    UAB took the momentum early in this one, as it won the court three doubles matchup, 8-3, but not much would go right for the Blazers after that.

    Despoina Vogasari and Elena Kordolaimi dug deep to rally from an early deficit, to claim the 8-5 doubles victory on court one, while Maria Cardenas and Tina Rupert followed suit, earning a convincing 8-2 win on court two to secure the doubles point for the Cougars.

    With the Cougars up 1-0, Rupert looked as good as she has all season, defeating UAB's Catherine Ragon in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0 from the No. 5 position to sport Houston a 2-0 advantage.

    Kordolaimi was just as dominant on court two, as she turned in a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Amy Lowther to put the Cougars on the brink of victory, up 3-0.

    Then it was Vogasari who came through with the clinching point from the No. 1 spot, as she defeated Rachel Daniell, 6-2, 6-0 to earn her team-leading 19th victory of the season, and more importantly secure the win for Houston.

    However, the Cougar dominance didn't stop there, as Phillips earned a 6-2, 6-1 victory on court six, while Cardenas turned in a 6-1, 6-2 win on court three to make it a 6-0 contest.

    Senior Celia Fraser then finished things off with a gritty, 6-3, 5-7, 10-8 win on court four to complete the day's sweep.


     

     

    The Cougars will get back to work this weekend, as they'll head east to take on Dartmouth, Friday at 4:00 p.m. CT, before completing the road swing at No. 37 Harvard, Sunday at 10:00 a.m. CT.

    No. 24 Houston 7, UAB 0

    SINGLES 

    1. #80 Despoina Vogasari (HOU) def. Rachel Daniell (UAB) 6-2, 6-0
    2. Elena Kordolaimi (HOU) def. Amy Lowther (UAB) 6-1, 6-0
    3. Maria Cardenas (HOU) def. Pardis Kianoush (UAB) 6-1, 6-2
    4. Celia Fraser (HOU) def. Elaine Simon (UAB) 6-3, 5-7, 10-8
    5. Tina Rupert (HOU) def. Catherine Ragon (UAB) 6-1, 6-0
    6. Charlotte Phillips (HOU) def. Paula Castro (UAB) 6-2, 6-1

    Order of Finish: 5,2,1*,6,3,4

    *Clinching point

    DOUBLES

    1. Despoina Vogasari/Elena Kordolaimi (HOU) def. Rachel Daniell/Elaine Simon (UAB) 8-5
    2. Maria Cardenas/Tina Rupert (HOU) def. Paula Castro/Pardis Kianoush (UAB) 8-2
    3. Catherine Ragon/Amy Lowther (UAB) def. Charlotte Phillips/Rocio Martin (HOU) 8-3

    Order of Finish: 3,1,2

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