Texas Beats UC Irvine, 4-0, In NCAA Women's Tennis First Round|
May 12, 2007
Texas, making its 25th consecutive postseason appearance, defeated UC Irvine, 4-0, in an NCAA Championships Women's Tennis first round match at USC's Marks Stadium on Saturday (May 12).
Texas improved to 16-9 while UC Irvine, making its NCAA Championships debut, fell to 21-5.
The Longhorns won the doubles point as Ristine Olson and Courtney Zauft dispatched of the Anteaters' Inna Agababian and Jessica Broadfoot, 8-1, which was followed by Texas' Stephanie Davison and Jane Pringle's 8-4 win over UC Irvine's Ali Borowicz and Jayme Hu. Texas' Vanja Corovic and Marija Milic were leading UCI's Becky Bernhard and Claire Fermin, 6-4, when doubles play was suspended.
Longhorn Corovic defeated Bernhard, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 1 singles and Texas teammate Olson downed Heidi Kaloi, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 5 singles to give Texas a quick 3-0 lead. Meanwhile, Anteaters Fermin and Broadfoot, at No. 3 and No. 4 singles, respectively, each won their opening sets to put some pressure on the Longhorns.
But Sarah Lancaster, playing for Texas at No. 6 singles, outlasted UC Irvine's Borowicz, 6-3, 6-3 to clinch the Longhorns' win.
Texas will play the winner of USC and Boston in second round action at 1 p.m. on Sunday.