HOUSTON – The Houston Cougar Women’s Tennis team won their tenth match of the season against Northwestern State in a sweep on Saturday. They move to 10-1 this spring season and hope to keep the momentum going during a road trip next weekend.
Lauren Alter and Alison Mills started off doubles with a convincing 6-0 win over Judit Castillo and Eli Iwaniuk. Ana Glumac and Constandena Nicolaou followed up with a 6-2 win over Kateryna Avram and Emilija Dancetovic to clinch the doubles point for the Cougars.
Tsveta Dimitrova and Sveva Mazzari’s match was stopped early due to the Cougars clinching the doubles point. They led 5-3 against Polina Mutel and Polina Ivanova and were a point away from the victory.
Dimitrova bounced back from her singles loss on Friday to win 6-0, 6-0 against Polina Ivanova. Dimitrova is now 9-2 on the season in singles. Her doubles partner, Sveva Mazzari, won her match as well in a score of 6-4, 6-0 over Polina Mutel, to put the Cougars up 3-0 in the overall match. Mazzari leads the team in singles with an 11-0 record.
Alter clinched the match 4-0 for the Cougars in a decisive 6-2, 6-3 win over Emilija Dancetovic. Alter earned her tenth singles win of the season. Ana Glumac won the next match 6-4, 6-0 over Kateryna Avram to push the score to 5-0 overall for the Cougars. The match was stopped when the Cougars led 5-0.
At the time of stoppage, there were two singles matches still playing. Constandena Nicolaou was up 6-4, 4-2 in her match against Ela Iwaniuk, and Alison Mills trailed 3-6, 1-5 against Judit Castillo in her match.
UP NEXT FOR HOUSTON
The Cougars travel north to take on Abilene Christian in Abilene, Texas on Friday March 2 at 10 a.m. Following that match, Houston plays North Texas in Denton at noon on Saturday March 3.
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