Thursday, April 4, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 123



Texas A&M proves too much for the Cougars

By Christian Schmidt
Daily Cougar Staff

The UH women's tennis team lost to Texas A&M Wednesday 7-0.

A&M's depth and an injury to Houston's top player proved too much for the Cougars to overcome, as the team's record in dual
matches this year drops to 8-8 with four matches remaining. 

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Senior Sarah Borwell prepares to hit the ball. Borwell was forced to retire from her singles match with an injury during UH's loss to
Texas A&M, 7-0.

Those eight wins are already one more than the team managed last year, so this campaign is already a success.

The Aggies used eight different players in the match, while the Cougars only have six eligible players.

Junior Karine Urbin and sophomore Sarah Flood are redshirting this semester to heal injuries.

Senior Sarah Borwell, Houston's No. 1 player, was forced to withdraw with an unspecified injury after she fell 6-0 in the first set
against A&M's Jessica Roland. 

The 5-10 senior from England has been struggling with the aftereffects of mononucleosis, and looked fatigued in her doubles and
singles matches.

Junior Jen Baccarani, playing at the No. 2 spot, looked strong early against A&M's Olivia Karlikova, but could not hold on as she fell
6-4, 6-1 in two sets.

Senior Jo Keene went down 7-5 in the first set to Ashley Hedberg and could not climb back, falling 6-0 in the second set to lose the

Keene, a native of England, had her mother in attendance at the match.

Junior Analia Longoni could not keep up with Texas A&M's Martina Nedorostova as she lost 6-1, 6-3.

Senior Kailey Meisinger fell to Roberta Spencer 6-1, 6-2 in a hard-fought battle. Freshman Kandace Ridgeway lost 6-0, 6-1 to Aggie
Leah Killen.

In the doubles matches, UH lost all three, though the No. 1 and No. 2 matches were very close.

Borwell and Keene played at the No. 1 position, and fell 9-7 to Roland and Hedberg of the Aggies.

Baccarani and Longoni lost 8-6 to Nedorostova and Killen at the No. 2 spot.

Meisinger and Ridgeway were defeated by Lee and Bassett 8-4 at the No. 3 position.

The Cougars will go back into action Friday when they take on Arkansas-Little Rock at 2 p.m. at the Hoff Tennis Center on campus.

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