HOUSTON – The University of Houston Tennis program claimed its third-straight win of the season after defeating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 4-1 on Saturday afternoon from the Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility.
For a third-straight match, Houston (11-5) led the way against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11-2) by winning the doubles point.
For a second consecutive match, the tandem of Maria Dzemeshkevich and Sophie Schouten picked up the win on court two after defeating Emma Aucagne and Palina Saulevich, 6-4. Azul Pedemonti and Sonya Kovalenko clinched the doubles point for the Cougars after posting a 6-4 victory on court three against the Islanders’ Valeria Cherfus and Kateryna Rublevska
In singles action, the Islanders evened the score on court five after Cherfus defeated Blanca Cortijo Parreno, 6-0, 6-4.
Laura Slisane earned her fourth consecutive singles win this season after defeating Naomi Moi McKenszie, 6-1, 6-2. Schouten increased Houston’s lead to 3-1 following a 6-1, 7-5 victory on court four over Victoire Delattre.
Pedemonti provided the clinching point for Houston with a 6-4, 6-2 victory on court three against Pinto.
The Cougars are now 6-3 all-time against the Islanders.
Houston will travel to Ruston, La., to face Louisiana Tech, 2 p.m., Friday, and will remain in Ruston to face Grambling at 5 p.m., Saturday, March 25.
The Cougars will return to the friendly confines of the Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility for a three-match homestand against FIU on Thursday, March 30 at 1 p.m., North Texas on Sunday, April 2 at 11 a.m., and South Florida on Monday, April 3 at 10 a.m.
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1. Maria Dzemeshkevich (HOU) vs. Emma Aucagne (AMCC-W) 6-1, 2-5, unfinished
2. Laura Slisane (HOU) def. Naomi Moi McKenzie (AMCC-W) 6-1, 6-2
3. Azul Pedemonti (HOU) def. Sofia Pinto (AMCC-W) 6-4, 6-2
4. Sophie Schouten (HOU) def. Victoire Delattre (AMCC-W) 6-1, 7-5
5. Valeria Cherfus (AMCC-W) def. Blanca Cortijo Parreno (HOU) 6-0, 6-4
6. Sonya Kovalenko (HOU) vs. Kateryna Rublevska (AMCC-W) 6-2, 4-3, unfinished
1. Blanca Cortijo Parreno/Laura Slisane (HOU) vs. Sofia Pinto/Naomi Moi McKenzie (AMCC-W) 5-5, unfinished
2. Maria Dzemeshkevich/Sophie Schouten (HOU) def. Emma Aucagne/Palina Saulevich (AMCC-W) 6-4
3. Sonya Kovalenko/Azul Pedemonti (HOU) def. Valeria Cherfus/Kateryna Rublevska (AMCC-W) 6-4
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (5,2,4,3)
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