March 25, 2014
HOUSTON ---- No. 24 Houston proved to be too much for the UAB women’s tennis team on Tuesday as the Blazers fell, 7-0, at the John E. Hoff Tennis Courts.
With the loss, UAB falls to 7-10 overall on the year, while the 24th-ranked Cougars improve to 14-3 and 10-1 at home.
Houston bounced back for two-straight doubles wins, however, to take a 1-0 advantage.
The Cougars then won at each of the six singles courts, but not without a fight at court No. 4, where Elaine Simon took her opponent Celia Fraser to tie-breaker third set in a 6-3, 5-7, 10-8 loss.
Next up, the Blazers face a quick turnaround with a trip to Beaumont, Texas to face Lamar at 9 a.m. CT on Wednesday.
Tennis Match Results
UAB vs. No. 24 Houston
March 25, 2014 at Houston, Texas
(John E. Hoff Tennis Courts)
#24 Houston 7, UAB 0
1. #80 Despoina Vogasari (HOU) def. Rachel Daniell (UAB) 6-2, 6-0
2. Elena Kordolaimi (HOU) def. Amy Lowther (UAB) 6-1, 6-0
3. Maria Cardenas (HOU) def. Pardis Kianoush (UAB) 6-1, 6-2
4. Celia Fraser (HOU) def. Elaine Simon (UAB) 6-3, 5-7, 10-8
5. Tina Rupert (HOU) def. Catherine Ragon (UAB) 6-1, 6-0
6. Charlotte Phillips (HOU) def. Paula Castro (UAB) 6-2, 6-1
Houston 14-3; National ranking #24
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,2,1,6,3,4)