No. 17 Texas downs UTSA in season opener, 6-1
AUSTIN — No. 17 Texas downed UTSA by a score of 6-1 in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center.
The Roadrunners (0-1) only were able to win one match from their neighbors to the north and that came at No. 2 singles when Miriam Rosell Conudas outlasted Elizabeth Begley in three sets [3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (11-9)].
The Longhorns (1-0) took an early lead after winning a pair of doubles matches.
Ratnika Batra and Lana Groenvynck handed Daniela Garcia-Diaz and Alena Shichkova a 6-2 setback at the third spot. Begley and Neda Koprcina then downed Lina Hallgren and Isabelle Jonsson by the same score at the No. 2 position.
It was all Texas in singles play, as the Longhorns won each of their five contests in straight sets.
UTSA will return to action at 1 p.m. on Friday at Houston in what will be the Cougars' 2014 season opener.
#17 Texas 6, UTSA 1
1. #21 Addison/Horn (UT) vs. Rosell Canudas/Junger (UTSA) 3-3, unfinished
2. Begley/Koprcina (UT) def. Hallgren/Jonsson (UTSA) 6-2
3. Batra/Groenvynck (UT) def. Garcia-Diaz/Shichkova (UTSA) 6-2
1. #22 Breaunna Addison (UT) def. Jacobea Junger (UTSA) 6-0, 6-2
2. Miriam Rosell Canudas (UTSA) def. Elizabeth Begley (UT) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (11-9)
3. Neda Koprcina (UT) def. Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) 6-2, 6-1
4. #77 Ratnika Batra (UT) def. Nicole Karaklis (UTSA) 6-0, 6-0
5. Pippa Horn (UT) def. Lina Hallgren (UTSA) 6-4, 6-0
6. Juliana Gajic (UT) def. Irene Gonzalez (UTSA) 6-2, 6-3
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (1,4,3,5,6,2)