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
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
Senior Sarah Borwell notched her 10th straight
victory at the No. 1 singles spot by defeating Monika Schmid of UAB 7-6,
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 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
Houston took one of three in the doubles
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.