Women's Tennis
    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.

    DOUBLES
    (1) Vanja Corovic-Marija Milic (Texas) led Becky Bernhard-Clare Fermin (UCI) - 6-4 (DNF)
    (2) Ristine Olson-Courtney Zauft (Texas) def. Inna Agababian-Jessica Broadfoot (UCI), 8-1
    (3) Stephanie Davison-Jane Pringle (Texas) vs. Ali Borowicz-Jayme Hu (UCI), 8-4

    SINGLES
    (1) #24 Vanja Corovic (Texas) def. Becky Bernhard (UCI), 6-1, 6-1
    (2) Stephanie Davison (Texas) vs. Inna Agababian (UCI), 6-1, 1-6 (DNF)
    (3) #115 Courtney Zauft (Texas) vs. Clare Fermin (UCI), 4-6, 5-4 (DNF)
    (4) Petra Dizdar (Texas) vs. Jessica Broadfoot (UCI), 4-6, 6-2, 0-1 (DNF)
    (5) Ristine Olson (Texas) def. Heidi Kaloi (UCI), 6-2, 6-2
    (6) Sarah Lancaster (Texas) def. Ali Borowicz (UCI), 6-3, 6-3