Thursday, March 29, 2001 Volume 66, Issue 121



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 Duvska.

"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 USA match-up.

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.

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