Women's Tennis Defeats North Texas, 6-1

Texas Tech defeats North Texas, 6-1.

Texas Tech defeats North Texas, 6-1.
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Feb. 19, 2011

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LUBBOCK, TX - The Texas Tech women's tennis team won their home opener and their fifth dual match of the season, defeating North Texas, 6-1, at the McLeod Tennis Center.

Texas Tech took the doubles point with wins at Nos. 2 and 3 doubles. North Texas won the No. 1 doubles match with Irina Paraschiv and Barbora Vykydalova stopping Samantha Adams and Kelsy Garland, 8-1. Lady Raiders Haley Fournier and Elizabeth Ullathorne defeated the North Texas duo, Nadia Lee and Carolina Barboza, 8-2, at No. 3 doubles. Texas Tech claimed the doubles point when Caroline Starck and Nikki Sanders defeatedAmy Joubert and Paula Dinuta at No. 2 doubles, 8-4.

Texas Tech's Sandra Dynka took the first singles match of the day with her two-set win over UNT's Amy Joubert, 6-0, 6-1, to give Tech a 2-0 match lead. Freshman Samantha Adams extended the lead to 3-0, defeating Paula Dinuta, 6-1, 6-3. Californian Nikki Sanders clinched the match for Texas Tech at No. 6 singles with her 6-1, 6-1, win over UNT's Carolina Barboza.

With the match victory secured, the remaining three singles matches continued. Lady Raider Caroline Starck won her No. 3 singles match over Barbora Vykydalova, 6-2, 6-4. The final two matches were decided by super tiebreakers. After splitting the first two sets at No. 1 singles, UNT's Irina Paraschiv edged Elizabeth Ullathorne in the third set, 1-0. At No. 4 singles, senior Kelsy Garland lost the first set, won the second set, and captured the third set over Nadia Lee for the final Texas Tech match point.

Coach Todd Petty - "The team played very well this afternoon. It's especially pleasing to regain our form since we lost at UNT last season. We'll rest for a few hours and then be ready to play Cameron this evening at 6 p.m."

Texas Tech 6 North Texas 1

Doubles (order of finish: 1, 3, 2)

1. Irina Paraschiv/Barbora Vykydalova (UNT) def. Samantha Adams/Kelsy Garland (TT) 8-1

2. Caroline Starck/Nikki Sanders (TT) def. Amy Joubert/Paula Dinuta (UNT) 8-4

3. Haley Fournier/Elizabeth Ullathorne (TT) def. Nadia Lee/Carolina Barboza (UNT) 8-2

Singles (order of finish: 5, 2, 6, 3, 1, 4)

1. Irina Paraschiv (UNT) def. Elizabeth Ullathorne (TT) 7-6, 1-6, 1-0

2. Samantha Adams (TT) def. Paula Dinuta (UNT) 6-1, 6-3

3. Caroline Starck (TT) def. Barbora Vykydalova (UNT) 6-2, 6-4

4. Kelsy Garland (TT) def. Nadia Lee (UNT) 6-7, 6-2, 1-0

5. Sandra Dynka (TT) def. Amy Joubert (UNT) 6-0, 6-1

6. Nikki Sanders (TT) def. Carolina Barboza (UNT) 6-1, 6-1




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