Lady Cardinals bow in quarterfinals

GO CARDINALS Coach David Wong's Lady Cardinals came up short in their upset bid against UT Arlington.
GO CARDINALS
Coach David Wong's Lady Cardinals came up short in their upset bid against UT Arlington.
GO CARDINALS

April 26, 2012

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NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Lamar University women's tennis team saw its season come to an end with a 4-0 loss to UT Arlington in the quarterfinals of the Southland Conference Tournament on Thursday.

The Lady Cardinals (12-10), seeded sixth, were eliminated in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2005.

Third-seeded UT Arlington (15-8), the defending champion, clinched the doubles point with Maria Martinez-Romero and Nikola Matovicova defeating Lamar's Carolina Salas and Alicia Porte 8-4 and Giada D'Ortona and Natalia Mayuk knocking off Natalia Mayagoitia and Alessandra Pennesi 8-5.

The Mavericks won all three of the finished singles matches to secure their spot in the semifinals. Verena Scott defeated Alicia Porte 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2 singles, while second-team all-conference selection Natalia Mayuk took care of business on the No. 3 court, beating Carolina Maso 6-0, 7-5. Nikola Matovicova also took a straight-set victory against Alessandra Pennesi at the No. 5 position.

The No. 1 singles match between Lamar's Salas, the conference's Newcomer of the Year, and UT Arlington's Martinez-Romero, the Player of the Year, was one of three singles matches that were left unfinished.

UT Arlington advances to Friday's semifinals against seventh-seeded Sam Houston State, which posted a 4-3 upset win over second-seeded Texas State in Thursday's other early quarterfinal.

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