Loss hung on Middle Tennessee to begin Texas road trip

Blue Raiders play indoors after windy conditions

April 15, 2011 · Athletic Communications
FORT WORTH, Texas - Windy conditions forced the match indoors and the Middle Tennessee women's tennis team was unable to regroup, dropping a 4-0 decision at North Texas Friday afternoon. The contest ended up being played at TCU's Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth, Texas, after high winds prevented the two teams from competing outdoors in Denton, Texas.

"We did not come out and play well today," head coach Melissa Schaub said. "We will have to focus better tomorrow to close the regular season strong and have some momentum heading into next week."

The two teams started with singles action due to limited courts being available at the new facility. It was decided as soon as one school reached the four points necessary to clinch the win, the match would be awarded to that team. The limited format resulted in a quick sweep of the Blue Raiders.

All four of the North Texas (8-11) points came via straight-set triumphs. The other two singles matches, at the No. 1 and 6 slots, did not finish and doubles was not played, either, hindering Middle Tennessee (7-9) from an attempted comeback.

The Blue Raiders will return to action at Noon Saturday when they face Troy in neutral-site action. The match, the final of the regular season, is slated to be played on North Texas' campus at the Waranch Tennis Complex.

North Texas 4, Middle Tennessee 0

No. 1 Yuiri Nomoto (MT) vs. Barbora Vykydalova (NT) DNF
No. 2 Irina Paraschiv (NT) def. Carla Nava (MT) 6-1, 6-0
No. 3 Paula Dinuta (NT) def. Marietta Bigus (MT) 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 Nadia Lee (NT) def. Lexi Brand (MT) 6-0, 6-2
No. 5 Madura Raganathan (NT) def. Taylor Coffey (MT) 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 Alex Dachos (MT) vs. Amy Joubert (NT) DNF

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