Tuesday, March 12, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 106



Cougars beat the Blazers

The UH women's tennis team got back on track with a huge 4-1 win over Conference USA opponent Alabama-Birmingham on March 1.

The Cougars are now 3-1 in conference and 6-3 overall. 

Houston has already nearly equaled its win total from last year, when the Cougars won just seven matches.

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Junior Analia Longoni has been a valuable addition to the Cougar tennis team this spring, playing at the No. 2 and 3 positions.

Houston is ranked No. 63, down one spot from the last rankings. 

That ranking should continue to improve with the team's solid performance this year.

Rainy weather in Houston forced the match to move to an indoor venue at the Metropolitan Racquet Club the first day of the month.

The final score reflects the score from only five matches because matches at the No. 5 and No. 6 spots were not completed once the outcome of the dual match had
been determined.

Senior Sarah Borwell notched her 10th straight victory at the No. 1 singles spot by defeating Monika Schmid of UAB 7-6, 6-4.

Borwell is the No. 15 player in the nation, up from No. 18 two weeks ago. 

She has yet to lose a match this spring she is 10-0 but still continues to move somewhat unpredictably through the rankings.

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association, which publishes college rankings, weighs its rankings on the strength of the opponents players face, so players can rise or fall
regardless of their records.

Senior Joanne Keen also extended her singles win streak to 10 by defeating the Blazers' Femke deBoer 6-3, 6-3.

Juniors Jen Baccarani and Analia Longoni assisted in the Cougar victory by taking wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions respectively.

Houston took one of three in the doubles matches. 

The team of Keen and Longoni defeated Natascha Immele and Sjouke Liem of UAB 8-3.

The No. 1 team of Borwell and Baccarani and the No. 3 team of Kailey Meisinger and Kandace Ridgeway lost.

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