Aggie men hold off LSU, 5-2

The No. 17-ranked Texas A&M men’s tennis team beat regional rival LSU in a 5-2 road victory contested on Sunday afternoon at W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium.

It marked the second-straight win for the Aggies (7-2) in the all-time series with the No. 37-ranked Tigers (2-5). A&M starting things off by claiming two of the three doubles matches courtesy of the No. 13-ranked tandem of junior All-American Austin Krajicek (Brandon, Fla.) and junior Jeff Dadamo (Tampa, Fla.), who handed Roger Anderson and Nate Skupski an 8-3 decision at the top of the lineup, followed by sophomore Alexis Klegou (Dunkerque, France) and senior co-captain Marcus Lunt (San Antonio, Texas), who rallied past Julien Gauthier and James Turbervill, 9-7, at No. 3.

“It was a lot closer than the score indicated,” Texas A&M head coach Steve Denton said. “We were down a break at No. 3 doubles and could have potentially lost the doubles point, but Marcus and Klegou broke serve to win the match. They did a great job and that momentum carried over into the singles.”

Lunt and Klegou continued to provide a spark to the team and increased the Aggies’ lead to 3-0 in the match with pair of straight-set victories at the No. 6 and No. 3 lines. Lunt dispatched James Turbervill by a count of 6-1, 6-4, while Klegou defeated Julien Gauthier, 6-4, 6-2.

“LSU came out with a lot of energy in the singles,” Denton said. “Niall Angus, Alexey Grigorov and Austin Krajicek lost their first sets, so it was pretty close from the get-go. The turning point in the match was when Marcus got off to a good lead to put us up 2-0. Klegou was our other MVP of the match. He beat an LSU player we haven’t had much success against in the past for a 3-0 lead. Even the players who lost made comebacks in their second set to hold LSU from scoring on the board with the match still in the balance. That was really key for us, too, because there were some moments where it looked like it could either way.”

Dadamo, ranked No. 23 nationally in the Campbell/ITA singles rankings, clinched the road win with a hard-fought 7-6, 6-2 battle versus LSU’s Sebastian Carlsson at No. 2, rallying to win the first-set tiebreaker, 12-10, and rebounding from a four-love deficit in the second set. Krajicek, ranked No. 24, improved to an undefeated 7-0 on the season by winning a third-set super tiebreaker over No. 50-ranked Neal Skupski by a count of 10-4. He lost the first-set tiebreaker, won 6-4 in the second and was down 4-1 to start the super tiebreaker, before gaining ground to secure his fourth-straight win over a ranked opponent.

“It’s always hard to win on the road,” Denton said. “You have to be quite a bit better than the other team to get it done. It was really important for us to win this road match. In my mind, we are going to have to play better to be successful at Illinois and Ohio State and play at a much higher level. They are both good indoor teams, but we are a much-improved indoor team from years past. We haven’t hit on all cylinders as a team, but I anticipate that we are going to get better. I feel like we are getting more of our guys dialed in and that’s going to help us as we play some really good teams in the next couple of weeks. We will definitely be challenged.”

The Aggies will embark on a tough two-match road swing this weekend as they face a pair of Big Ten Conference powerhouses in No. 13 Illinois on March 5 in Champaign, Ill., and NCAA runner-up and third-ranked Ohio State on March 7 in Columbus, Ohio.

(17) TEXAS A&M 5, (37) LSU 2
Feb. 28, 2010
W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium
at Baton Rouge, La.
SINGLES
No. 1 – (24) Austin Krajicek (Texas A&M) def. (50) Neal Skupski (LSU), 6-7 (5), 6-4, 1-0 (4).
No. 2 – (23) Jeff Dadamo (Texas A&M) def. Sebastian Carlsson (LSU), 7-6 (10), 6-2.
No. 3 – Alexis Klegou (Texas A&M) def. Julien Gauthier (LSU), 6-4, 6-2.
No. 4 – Mark Bowtell (LSU) def. Alexey Grigorov (Texas A&M), 6-3, 7-5.
No. 5 – Stefan Szacinski (LSU) def. Niall Angus (Texas A&M), 6-4, 6-3.
No. 6 – Marcus Lunt (Texas A&M) def. James Turbervill (LSU), 6-1, 6-4.

DOUBLES
No. 1 – (13) Dadamo-Krajicek (Texas A&M) def. Roger Anderson-Skupski (LSU), 8-3.
No. 2 – Carlsson-Szacinski (LSU) def. Alberto Bautista-Grigorov (Texas A&M), 8-2.
No. 3 – Klegou-Lunt (Texas A&M) def. Gauthier-Turbervill (LSU), 9-7.

ORDER OF FINISH
Singles: 6, 3, 5, 4, 2*, 1
Doubles: 2, 1, 3

Texas-Arizona women’s match cancelled

The Texas-Arizona State women’s tennis match scheduled for Sunday at Arizona State’s Whiteman Tennis Center has been canceled due to rain. The match has not been rescheduled.

Texas returns to Penick-Allison Tennis Center to host SMU on Saturday, March 6.

Rice women complete Louisiana sweep

The Rice women’s tennis team completed a sweep of matches in Louisiana on Sunday, downing Tulane 6-1 at the Goldring Tennis Center on the Tulane campus Sunday afternoon. Rice defeated LSU, 4-3 on Saturday.

The Owls (8-3/1-0) won their fifth straight match despite some early struggles in the doubles matches.

“I was extremely pleased with the fight our team showed today. We started a little slow in doubles, but really dug deep and got the job done against a talented Tulane team,” Rice head coach Elizabeth Schmidt said. “It was great that Rebekka and Ana were able to pull out those tiebreak victories to finish off the match. They both stepped up on the big points and really trusted their shots,” she added.

As with the match at LSU, the Owls opened with the doubles point and saw the clinching points come from the lower part of the lineup. Senior Rebecca Lin and junior Jessica Jackson won their matches in straight sets and freshman Danny Trigo followed suite to provide the clinching fourth point.

The Owls will be off until early March when they hit the road for matches at Wichita State (March 12) and Tulsa (March 13).

#40 Rice Owls 6, Tulane Green Wave 1
Singles competition
1. #63 Rebekka Hanle (RICE) def. Mariam Kurdadze (TLN) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (11-9)
2. Emma Levy (TLN) def. Julie Chao (RICE) 6-4, 6-2
3. #100 Jessica Jackson (RICE) def. Elizabeth Hamlin (TLN) 6-1, 6-1
4. Ana Guzman (RICE) def. Lindsay Dvorak (TLN) 6-3, 6-7, 1-0 (10-5)
5. Rebecca Lin (RICE) def. Emma Helisten (TLN) 6-2, 6-0
6. Danny Trigo (RICE) def. Caroline Gerber (TLN) 6-4, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. #31 Julie Chao/Ana Guzman (RICE) def. Mariam Kurdadze/Emma Levy (TLN) 8-4
2. Jessica Jackson/Alex Rasch (RICE) def. Lindsay Dvorak/Emma Helisten (TLN) 9-7
3. Rebekka Hanle/Rebecca Lin (RICE) def. Marcela Fonseca/Elizabeth Hamlin (TLN) 8-6

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,3,6,2,1,4)

UTEP’s seven-match win streak halted by Kansas

Alexandra Glebova won her ninth straight match but visiting Kansas snuck past UTEP, 4-1, in a match shortened due to rain and wind at the El Paso Tennis Club Sunday morning. The setback is the first for the Miners (7-5) in almost a month, who had been in search of a school-record-setting eighth successive win.

“Kansas was a just a little bit stronger and mentally tougher than us today,” UTEP head coach Jamie Campbell said. “We have to regroup and get ready for New Mexico State.”

With the bad weather in the area, doubles play was omitted. Singles action commenced two hours later than scheduled, where Glebova was the standout for the Orange and Blue. She squared off against the Jayhawks’ (5-3) Kunigunda Dorn at No. 4 singles, and took care of business in straight sets. The junior-college transfer rolled to the triumph by a count of 7-5, 6-4.

Fellow newcomer Veronika Makashov also impressed, doing so at No. 6 singles against Victoria Khanevskaya. The freshman picked up the first-set win by a score of 7-5, and was tied (4-4) in the second when the match was halted due to the team outcome having been decided.

At No. 5 singles, junior Ximena Fuentes looked to be in good shape as she toppled Erin Wilbert, 6-3, in the opening set. The Big 12 player fought back, however, to stake a 6-1 triumph in the second set. She then clinched the match for KU on the strength of taking the decisive set by the same score.

Dariya Abdrakhmanova squared off vs. Ekaterina Morozova at No. 1 singles, and she could never quite get on track. The freshman was tripped up, 6-3, 6-3. Carolina DeLuca ran into a buzzsaw in the form of Sara Lazarevic at No. 2 singles, coming up shy 6-2, 6-2.

Her elder sister also was involved in a challenging contest. She battled Maria Martinez at No. 3 singles, but couldn’t get into a good rhythm. The visiting player snuck past her, 6-4, 6-1.

The Miners will return to action when they play host to I-10 foe New Mexico State at 1 p.m. MT on Wednesday.

Singles competition
1. Ekaterina Morozova (KU) def. Dariya Abdrakhmanova (UTEP) 6-3, 6-3
2. Sara Lazarevic (KU) def. Carolina DeLuca (UTEP) 6-2, 6-2
3. Maria Martinez (KU) def. Marina DeLuca (UTEP) 6-4, 6-1
4. Alexandra Glebova (UTEP) def. Kunigunda Dorn (KU) 7-5, 6-4
5. Erin Wilbert (KU) def. Ximena Fuentes (UTEP) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
6. Veronika Makashov (UTEP) vs. Victoria Khanevskaya (KU) 7-5, 4-4, unfinished

TCU women fall to No. 46 Auburn, 4-3

The No. 32 TCU women’s tennis team dropped Sunday’s match with No. 46 Auburn by a score of 4-3 at the City of Auburn/Yarbrough Tennis Center. After taking the doubles point, the Horned Frogs could not find a way to string three wins together in singles action.

“We looked great coming out in doubles and we felt very confident that we could take it today,” TCU head coach Jefferson Hammond said. “Auburn competed well, and we just fell short again. We will look to right the ship at home on Saturday against Texas A&M.”

TCU got off to a good start, taking two of the three doubles matches. Sophomore Kayla Duncan and junior Katariina Tuohimaa teamed up to earn the first win, toppling Auburn’s top duo of Myrthe Molenveld and Caroline Thornton, 8-3. The Tigers’ followed with a win from the middle court, before junior Idunn Hertzberg and sophomore Gaby Mastromarino clinched the point for the Frogs with an 8-6 victory over Paulina Schippers and Plamena Kurteva.

Heading into singles action with a 1-0 lead, Auburn immediately jumps on the scoreboard with a straight-set victory from the fifth flight, as Schippers dominated Mastromarino, 6-0, 6-1. The Tigers added to their advantage as No. 59 Fani Chifchieva took two sets to defeat TCU senior Nina Munch-Soegaard, 6-1, 6-3.

The Frogs would knot the team score at 2-2 from the No. 3 position, as No. 56 Katariina Tuohimaa won her fourth-straight match of the year. The Helsinki, Finland made quick work of Daniela Vukadinovic, earning a 6-3, 6-2 straight-set victory.

Moments later, Alabama moved the score to 3-2 with a win from the sixth flight, as Jil Hastenrath served TCU junior Maria Babanova her eighth loss of the year, 6-3, 7-5. The Tigers clinched the win on the No. 5 court, as Thornton upended Hertzberg, 7-6 (X), 6-2.

Sophomore Kayla Duncan was in the second set of her match with Molenveld when the Tigers’ clinched the win. The Winston-Salem, N.C. product took the second frame, pushing the match into a super tie-breaker to save time. In the end, Duncan found a way to win, 6-7 (X), 6-3, 10-5.

TCU (1-7) will return to the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center to host Texas A&M and Illinois on March 6-7, respectively.

No. 46 Auburn def. No. 32 TCU, 4-3
SINGLES
1. No. 59 Fani Chifchieva (AU) def. Nina Munch-Soegaard (TCU), 6-1, 6-3
2. No. 78 Kayla Duncan (TCU) def. Myrthe Molenveld (AU), 6-7 (5), 6-3, 10-5
3. No. 56 Katariina Tuohimaa (TCU) def. Daniela Vukadinovic (AU), 6-3, 6-2
4. Caroline Thornton (AU) def. Idunn Hertzberg (TCU), 7-6 (5), 6-2
5. Paulina Schippers (AU) def. Gaby Mastromarino (TCU), 6-0, 6-1
6. Jil Hastenrath (AU) def. Maria Babanova (TCU), 6-2, 7-5
Order of Finish: 5, 1, 3, 6, 4*, 2

DOUBLES
1. Duncan/Tuohimaa (TCU) def. Molenveld/Thornton (AU), 8-3
2. Chifchieva/Hastenrath (AU) def. Babanova/Munch-Soegaard (TCU), 8-5
3. Hertzberg/Mastromarino (TCU) def. Schippers/Kurteva (AU), 8-6
Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3*

Texas men pitch doubleheader shutout over Laredo College, St. Edward’s

No. 4 Texas (11-1) split into two squads and posted a pair of 7-0 victories over St. Edward’s and Laredo Community College Sunday afternoon at UT’s Penick-Allison Tennis Center.

Texas finished off St. Edward’s in the doubles session and made short work of the Hilltoppers in the singles session. Redshirt freshman Alex Hilliard posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over Jon Stockdale at sixth singles, and senior Dimitar Kutrovsky defeated Justin Raiti by a 6-2, 6-09 count at first singles. Sophomore Jean Andersen dealt Mick Walter a 6-3, 6-1 defeat at second singles, and senior Josh Zavala posted a 6-2, 6-1 win over Bernie Lancaster at third singles.

Freshman Daniel Whitehead knocked off Ryan Wiggins by a 6-0, 6-4 count at fourth singles, and freshman Chris Camillone finished off the Texas win with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Boris Barrios.

Texas finished off Laredo Community College in similar fashion. UT took a 1-0 lead with a sweep of the doubles matches. Junior Kellen Damico posted a 6-1, 6-3 win over Leury Arias at second singles, and senior Rook Schellenberg knocked off Mateus Campos by a 6-2, 6-2 margin at sixth singles. Junior Ed Corrie dealt Cledson Carvalho a 6-2, 6-2 defeat at first singles, and freshman Ben Chen defeated Guilherme Narducci by a 6-2, 6-2 count at fourth singles.

Senior Jon Wiegand notched a 6-1, 6-3 win over Luis Rovira at fifth singles, and freshman Vasko Mladenov finished off Antoine Raffaeli by a 6-4, 7-6 (5) count at third singles.

“It was nice to get everyone a chance to play,” UT head coach Michael Center said. “We’re coming into a real significant stretch of our season. We will have to continue to improve in some areas if we want to figure out how good we can be this season. It was a good effort, but I see a lot of room for improvement.”

Texas resumes play on Tuesday, March 2 against SMU in Austin. First serve is set for 6 p.m. Central at UT’s Penick-Allison Tennis Center.

Texas 7, St. Edward’s 0
Doubles – Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
1 Kutrovsky/Zavala (UT) def. Barrios/Walter (St. Ed’s) – 8-3
2 Hilliard/Whitehead (UT) def. Raiti/Wiggins (St. Ed’s) – 8-5
3 Andersen/Camillone (UT) def. Stockdale/Lancaster (St. Ed’s) – 8-6

Singles – Order of Finish 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
1 Dimitar Kutrovsky (UT) def. Justin Raiti (St. Ed’s) – 6-2, 6-0
2 Jean Andersen (UT) def. Mick Walter (St. Ed’s) – 6-3, 6-1
3 Josh Zavala (UT) def. Bernie Lancaster (St. Ed’s) – 6-2, 6-1
4 Daniel Whitehead (UT) def. Ryan Wiggins (St. Ed’s) – 6-0, 6-4
5 Chris Camillone (UT) def. Boris Barrios (St. Ed’s) – 6-1, 6-2
6 Alex Hilliard (UT) def. Jon Stockdale (St. Ed’s) – 6-0, 6-1

Texas 7, Laredo Community College 0
Doubles – Order of Finish: 1, 2, 3
1 Corrie/Damico (UT) def. Baptista/Carvalho (Laredo) – 8-1
2 Mladenov/Wiegand (UT) def. Rovira/Silva (Laredo) – 8-1
3 Chen/Schellenberg (UT) def. Raffaelli/Arias (Laredo) – 8-5

Singles – Order of Finish: 2, 6, 1, 4, 5
1 Ed Corrie (UT) def. Cledson Carvalho (Laredo) – 6-2, 6-2
2 Kellen Damico (UT) def. Leury Arias (Laredo) – 6-1, 6-3
3 Vasko Mladenov (UT) def. Antoine Raffaeli (Laredo) – 6-4, 7-6 (5)
4 Ben Chen (UT) def. Guilherme Narducci (Laredo) – 6-2, 6-2
5 Jon Wiegand (UT) def. Luis Rovira (Laredo) – 6-1, 6-3
6 Rook Schellenberg (UT) def. Mateus Campos (Laredo) – 6-2, 6-2

No. 32 Texas Tech men blank No. 49 Denver

The No. 32 Texas Tech men’s tennis team picked up its seventh-straight win as it defeated No. 49 Denver, 4-0, at the McLeod Tennis Center on Sunday morning.

The match started off with doubles play and then went into singles action. However, after the Red Raiders (9-1) picked up their fourth point of the contest to win it, the match was stopped to high winds and cold temperature.

Tech was able to pull out two of three wins over Denver (8-2) in doubles play as the No. 3 tandem of Vitor Manzini and Raphael Pfister dominated Enej Bonin and Fabio Biasion, 8-0. Then the No. 2 and 16th-ranked pair of Gonzalo Escobar and Andre Stabile lost to Yannick Weihs and Jens Vorkefeld, 8-6. The No. 1 duo of Raony Carvalho and Rafael Garcia pulled out the doubles win for the Red Raiders as they defeated David Simson and Andrew Landwerlen, 8-3.

The Red Raiders continued to control the match as they were victorious in all six-opening sets. Tech was able to get straight-set wins at No. 6, 1, and 2 in that order to clinch the match. Manzini moved down a spot to No. 6 where he beat Vorkefeld, 6-4, 6-1. Then came 63rd-ranked Carvalho’s victory at No. 1 as he dropped Weihs, 6-2, 6-2. Not far behind was 41st-ranked Escobar winning at No. 2 over Simson, 6-0, 6-3.

“This was a good win today under awful conditions,” said head coach Tim Siegel. “We out-toughed a very tough team in Denver. We had great team spirit this weekend from everyone, including our four fifth-year guys who came out to support us. We are playing at a very high level at No. 1 and No. 2 singles.”

#32 Texas Tech 4, #49 Denver 0
McLeod Tennis Center
Lubbock, Texas
Doubles (order of finish: 3, 2, 1)
1. Carvalho/Garcia (TTU) def. Simson/Landwerlen (DEN), 8-3
2. Weihs/Vorkefeld (DEN) def. #16 Escobar/Stabile (TTU), 8-6
3. Manzini/Pfister (TTU) def. Bonin/Biasion (DEN), 8-0

Singles (order of finish: 5, 1, 2)
1. #63 Raony Carvalho (TTU) def. Yannick Weihs (DEN), 6-2, 6-2
2. #41 Gonzalo Escobar (TTU) def. David Simson (DEN), 6-0, 6-3
3. Rafael Garcia (TTU) vs. Enej Bonin (DEN), 6-4, 4-3, unfinished
4. Andre Stabile (TTU) vs. Fabio Biasion (DEN), 7-6 (1), 3-4, unfinished
5. Raphael Pfister (TTU) def. Jens Vorkefeld (DEN), 6-4, 6-1
6. Vitor Manzini (TTU) vs. Andrew Landwerlen (DEN), 6-4, 5-4, unfinished

Rice women down LSU, 4-3

The 40th ranked Rice women’s tennis team won their fourth straight match, and their third consecutive over a ranked opponent, taking a 4-3 decision over No. 73 LSU at W. T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium in Baton Rouge on Saturday.

“I was pleased with the fight out team showed today,” Rice head coach Elizabeth Schmidt said. “LSU is always a tough place to play and our team really rose to the challenge. We played solid in all 3 doubles matches and that really set the tone early,” she added.

The Owls quickly jumped out to grab the doubles point. Jessica Jackson and Alex Rasch shut out the Tigers’ Hannah Robinson and Nicole Kantor, 8-0. Julie Chao and Ana Guzman, who are currently ranked 31st in doubles, clinched the point with an 8-6 win at No. 1.

The bottom half of Rice’s lineup made sure that the final result was never in doubt. Rebecca Lin, Ana Guzman, and Danny Trigo closed out their matches in straight sets to give the Owls the four points needed to clinch the match.

The Owls will open Conference USA play on Sunday when they visit Tulane at the Goldring Tennis Center at noon.

#40 Rice 4, #72 LSU 3
Singles competition
1. Whitney Wolf (LSU) def. #63 Rebekka Hanle (RICE) 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
2. Kaitlin Burns (LSU) def. Julie Chao (RICE) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7
3. Nicole Kantor (LSU) def. #100 Jessica Jackson (RICE) 6-2, 4-5, 1-0 (10-7)
4. Ana Guzman (RICE) def. Keri Frankenberger (LSU) 6-1, 7-5
5. Rebecca Lin (RICE) def. Hannah Robinson (LSU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Danny Trigo (RICE) def. Ebie Wilson (LSU) 6-4, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. #31 Julie Chao/Ana Guzman (RICE) def. Whitney Wolf/Keri Frankenberger (LSU) 8-6
2. Jessica Jackson/Alex Rasch (RICE) def. Hannah Robinson/Nicole Kantor (LSU) 8-0
3. Rebecca Lin/Rebekka Hanle (RICE) def. Kaitlin Burns/Ebie Wilson (LSU) 8-4

Match Notes:
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (5,4,6,1,2,3)

Texas Men’s Tennis Preview: St. Edward’s, Laredo C.C.

Longhorns return home after victory at Rice, host St. Edward’s and Laredo Community College simultaneously on Sunday.

WHAT/WHEN: No. 4 Texas (9-1) resumes play this weekend against St. Edward’s and Laredo Community College. Both matches will begin on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. Central. The Laredo match was previously scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

WHERE: Penick-Allison Tennis Center – Austin, Texas

LAST MEETING vs. ST. EDWARD’S: Texas defeated St. Edward’s by a 4-2 count on March 30, 2005 in Austin. Texas is 4-0 all-time against St. Edward’s.

LAST MEETING vs. LAREDO C.C.: First meeting between the two schools.

LAST TIME OUT: Texas defeated Rice by a 4-3 count on Thursday, Feb. 25 in Houston.

ITA RANKINGS UPDATE
Singles
4. Ed Corrie(Texas)
13. Dimitar Kutrovsky (Texas)
54. Josh Zavala (Texas)
69. Daniel Whitehead (Texas)
79. Kellen Damico (Texas)

Doubles
8. Dimitar Kutrovsky/Josh Zavala (Texas)
27. Alex Hilliard/Daniel Whitehead (Texas)
49. Ed Corrie/Kellen Damico (Texas)
52. Vasko Mladenov/Jon Wiegand (Texas)

THE 2009-10 LONGHORNS
Under 10th-year head coach Michael Center, Texas features four singles starters who led the Longhorns to the NCAA title match in 2008 and to the NCAA semifinals in 2009. Senior Dimitar Kutrovsky is off to a fast start for highlighted by an appearance at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships last November.

Junior Ed Corrie joined Kutrovsky in the singles draw at the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoors. Corrie knocked off USC’s top-ranked Steve Johnson to clinch the Longhorns’ 4-2 win over the top-ranked Trojans on Feb. 13 at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships.

Texas blanks Fresno State, 7-0

Texas (3-3) registered a dominant performance with a sweep of the doubles matches and six straight-set singles wins, as the Longhorns cruised to a 7-0 win over Fresno State Saturday afternoon in a neutral-site match at Arizona State’s Whiteman Tennis Center.

UT made short work of the Bulldogs at the second and third doubles positions to clinch the doubles point. Senior Sarah Lancaster and junior Caroline Larsson posted an 8-1 win over Bianca Modoc and Olga Kirpicheva at third doubles, and senior Vanja Corovic teamed up with freshman Aeriel Ellis to defeat Julia Gragera-Cano and Melissa McQueen by an 8-2 count at second doubles. Junior Amanda Craddock teamed up for an 8-7 (6) win at first doubles over Laura Pola and Renata Kucerkova.

Texas cruised through singles to finish off the shutout. Ellis dealt Kucerkova a 6-3, 7-6 (4) defeat at first singles, and Corovic knocked off Pola by a 6-3, 6-4 count at second singles. Damico posted a 6-2, 6-4 win over Modoc at third singles, and Larsson posted a 6-1, 6-2 win over McQueen at fourth singles.

Lancaster surrendered nothing at fifth singles, winning by a 6-0, 6-0 count over Gragera-Cano, and junior Abby Liu notched her first dual-match win of the season with a 6-0, 6-1 defeat of Anna Mikhaylova at sixth singles.

Texas takes on Arizona State on Sunday at noon Central in Tempe.

Texas 7, Fresno State 0
Doubles
1 Craddock/Damico (UT) def. Laura Pola/Renata Kucerkova (FSU) – 8-7 (6)
2 Corovic/Ellis (UT) def. Julia Gragera-Cano/Melissa McQueen (FSU) – 8-2
3 Lancaster/Larsson (UT) def. Bianca Modoc/Olga Kirpicheva (FSU) – 8-1
Singles
1 Aeriel Ellis (UT) def. Renata Kucerkova (FSU) – 6-3, 7-6(4)
2 Vanja Corovic (UT) def. Laura Pola (FSU) – 6-3 6-4
3 Krista Damico (UT) def. Bianca Modoc (FSU) – 6-2 6-4
4 Caroline Larsson (UT) def. Melissa McQueen (FSU) – 6-1 6-2
5 Sarah Lancaster (UT) def. Julia Gragera-Cano (FSU) – 6-0, 6-0
6 Abby Liu (UT) def. Anna Mikhaylova (FSU) – 6-0, 6-1