April 11, 2011

Women's tennis unable to handle No. 58 UT Arlington in final road match

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi women's tennis team was down a player on Sunday when they took on the top team in the Southland Conference in a 7-0 loss against No. 58 UT Arlington.

The Islanders fall to 8-5 overall and 5-4 in league play while the Lady Mavs improved to 15-4 on the year and 9-0 in conference matches.

Doris Kuselj was unable to play in the match so each team member moved up a position in singles and LeAnne Mascall replaced Kuselj on the No. 2 doubles team.

In doubles, Mirna Cicak and Sandra Burges lost an 8-6 at the No. 1 position while Mascall and doubles partner Bianca Discordia lost an 8-5 match at the No. 2 spot. No. 3 doubles was another battle with Mia Matuszak and Stefania Nicolae coming up short by an 8-6 score.

In singles, Cicak won her first set but was unable to pick up a win against the No. 1 player from UTA as she lost a 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 final. Burges also battled for three sets before falling 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 at the No. 4 flight.

Discordia lost 7-6, 6-1 at No. 2 while Nicolae fell 7-6, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. Matuszak played No. 5 in the match and lost 6-2, 6-1 while Mascall played well but came up short in a rare singles match for her, falling 6-3, 6-2 at the No. 6 position.

With the six-match road swing completed by Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, the team will return home for the final two matches of the season. The Islanders are scheduled to face Stephen F. Austin next Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m. while they will face off against Sam Houston State on Sunday, April 17 with another 2 p.m. start.

Tennis Match Results

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs UT Arlington

4/10/2011 at Arlington, Texas

#58 UT Arlington 7, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 0

Singles competition:

1. Daiana Negreanu (UTA) def. Mirna Cicak (AMCC) 3-6, 6-1, 6-0

2. Linda Aqvist (UTA) def. Bianca Discordia (AMCC) 7-6, 6-1

3. Maria Martinez (UTA) def. Stefania Nicolae (AMCC) 7-6, 6-0

4. Natalia Mayuk (UTA) def. Sandra Burges (AMCC) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3

5. Katarina Mlcochova (UTA) def. Mia Matuszak (AMCC) 6-2, 6-1

6. Giada D'ortona (UTA) def. LeAnne Mascall (AMCC) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles competition:

1. Daiana Negreanu/Linda Aqvist (UTA) def. Mirna Cicak/Sandra Burges (AMCC) 8-6

2. Maria Martinez/Nikola Matovicova (UTA) def. LeAnne Mascall/Bianca Discordia (AMCC) 8-5

3. Giada D'ortona/Natalia Mayuk (UTA) def. Mia Matuszak/Stefania Nicolae (AMCC) 8-6

Match Notes:

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 8-5, 5-4 Southland

UT Arlington 15-4, 9-0 Southland; National ranking #58