Tennis falls to Miners,
Baccarani wins award
By Christian Schmidt
Daily Cougar Staff
The UH women's tennis team fell to No.
75 Texas-El Paso in a
hard-fought dual match last week.
The Cougars are 7-5 on the year and are
ranked No. 64.
The Cougars lost the doubles point to begin
the match, putting
Houston in a hole the team could not quite
climb out of.
In doubles, UH's No. 1 team of senior Sarah
Borwell and junior Jen
Baccarani won 8-3 over UTEP's Joanna Furdyna
Gonzales, moving their record to 10-2
on the year.
The other UH doubles team struggled, losing
its matches to UTEP.
Borwell, ranked No. 15 in the nation, won
in three sets over
Elizabeth Stone, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 6-0.
Senior Jo Keene, playing at the No. 3 spot,
moved her record to
12-0, beating Callie Dand 6-4, 6-4.
Junior Analia Longoni defeated Kendall
Exelby 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, at the
No. 4 position.
Baccarani was named the Conference USA
Player of the Week after
going 3-0 in singles matches for the week
ending March 11.
Baccarani dropped a match 3-6, 6-3, 7-6
(6) to UTEP's Furdyna.
Kailey Meisinger lost a tough match to
Tea Spirta 6-0, 6-2, and
Kandace Ridgeway lost to Elisa Bjorklund
The Cougars will take on the Texas Tech
Red Raiders in Lubbock on
Friday, then return home to face Southern
Methodist at the Hoff
Tennis Center on the UH campus.