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Mean Green tennis defeats TCU for second time in school history

Mean Green tennis defeats TCU for second time in school history

Mean Green tennis defeats TCU for second time in school history
March 07
01:52 2014

Saad Yousuf // Intern Writer

The Mean Green tennis team traveled down to Fort Worth Wednesday and defeated the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs 4-3.

The win marks the second win in a row against TCU after the Horned Frogs held a 35-0 head-to-head record before last season.

In singles, the Mean Green fell behind early with losses by junior Kseniya Bardabush (6-3, 6-3), freshman Anastasiya Shestakova (6-3, 6-2), and freshman Kamilla Galieva (6-2, 6-4). UNT then hit stride in the fourth match when sophomore Agustina Valenzuela held off Horned Frogs’ Sofiko Kadzhaya in a three-set tiebreaker (1-6, 6-3, 7-5).

Mean Green freshman Alexis Thoma won (6-2, 6-3), and freshman Ana Sofia Cordero finished off singles by posting a shutout win (6-0, 6-0).

In doubles, Mean Green’s Bardabush and Shestakova fell in the first match (5-7), but then Thoma and Galieva got a close win (8-7).

The Mean Green then clinched its second victory against a Big 12 opponent this season when Valenzuela and sophomore Dane Joubert earned a shutout win (8-0).

Next up, the Mean Green will host the University of Louisville Cardinals at 3 p.m. on March 7.

Doubles:
Arantekin/Tan (TCU) vs. Bardabush/Shestakova (NT)DNF 7-5
Thoma/Galieva (NT) def. Parajova/Kadzhaya (TCU) 8-7
Valenzuela/Joubert (NT) def. Blanc/Snyder (TCU) 8-0

Singles:
#53 Stefanie Tan (TCU) def. Kseniya Bardabush (NT) 6-3, 6-3
Simona Parajova (TCU)def.  Anastasiya Shestakova (NT) 6-3,6-3
Seda Arantekin (TCU) def. Kamilla Galieva (NT) 6-2, 6-4
Agustina Valenzuela (NT) def. Sofiko Kadzhaya (TCU) 1-6, 6-3, 7-5
Alexis Thoma (NT) def. Tatum Nowlin (TCU) 6-2, 6-3
Ana Sofia Cordero (NT) def. Anne Sundling (TCU) 6-0, 6-0

Feature photo: Sophomore Kamilla Galieva (left) and Freshman Alexis Thoma (right) react after winning a set in the women’s tennis doubles against Miami of Ohio on Feb. 15. Photo by Zixian Chen / Senior Staff Photographer 

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