Borwell pulls out single
in UH loss
By Christian Schmidt
Daily Cougar Staff
The UH women's tennis team suffered a setback
against Tulsa Wednesday afternoon, losing 5-1 to the Golden Hurricane.
The loss dropped UH to 4-11 on the season
and improved Tulsa to 10-4.
The match was moved indoors to the Metropolitan
Racquet Club because of the rain.
A lack of available court time caused the
singles teams to compete first, and doubles play was canceled when the
winning team was determined.
With the exception of sophomore Karine
Urbin, who sat out with a fever and nausea, the team was healthy for one
of the few times this season.
Junior Sarah Borwell pulled
out the only win in all-singles competition Wednesday.
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Junior Sarah Borwell, playing in the No.
1 match, provided the only bright spot for the Cougars. Borwell extended
her record to 12-2 this spring. She defeated Tulsa's Bianca Posada, winning
the match in two sets 6-2, 6-3.
Junior Kailey Meisinger looked rusty coming
back from a week of resting her sore ankle, losing in two sets to Aleksandra
"It was tough," Meisinger said. "I haven't
been able to practice in a couple of weeks."
Sophomore Jen Baccarani dropped her match
at the No. 3 position, losing 6-2, 6-4 to Tulsa's Jennifer Despain. Junior
Joanne Keene also suffered a defeat at the No. 5 spot, losing to Marjolein
Van Dongen in three sets 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Sophomore Annie Rapp lost the first
set of her match against Zoe Bahagiar in a tiebreaker but took the match
to three sets before losing 7-6, 2-6, 6-2.
"We had opportunities to win this match,"
head coach Jennifer Hyde said. "The four, five and six spots we should
have won today. We should have been playing the doubles to win this match."
The Cougars go on the road to take on Alabama
on Sunday. On Monday Houston plays Alabama-Birmingham in a huge Conference
Hyde said the players are getting ready
for coming Conference USA tournaments.
"We have five matches left and the best
tennis we want to play is still ahead of us," Hyde said.