No. 16 Women's Tennis opens NCAA Championships with 4-0 win over Wichita State
May 14, 2010
NORMAN, Okla. -- No. 16 Texas (18-5) claimed the doubles point and added singles wins from junior Caroline Larsson, senior Vanja Corovic and sophomore Krista Damico in a 4-0 win over Wichita State (15-11) Friday in the opening round of the 2010 NCAA Championships.
Texas advances to Saturday's round-of-32 match in the Norman region and will take on either Arkansas or host Oklahoma at 2 p.m. Central.
Texas opened the match played indoors by taking the doubles point with victories at the first and third positions. Corovic and freshman Aeriel Ellis led off with an 8-4 win over Stephanie Dalmacio and Lutfiana Budiharto at the first slot. The Horns nailed down the doubles point at the third slot, where senior Sarah Lancaster and Larsson posted an 8-3 win over Lily Wakim and Delia Damaschin. The remaining match at second doubles was suspended.
UT quickly extended its lead to 2-0 when Larsson dealt Wakim a 6-0, 6-0 defeat at sixth singles. Corovic dropped the first set to Lenore Lazaroiu at third singles but took the next two sets, 6-1, 6-3 to stake Texas to a 3-0 lead.
The Longhorns clinched the team victory at second singles, where Damico finished off Dalmacio in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5. The remaining matches were suspended.
On the singles winners: Caroline Larsson was just on fire and had a great match. She got off of the court very quickly. Vanja Corovic had a slow start today, but she settled down and took care of business. Krista Damico played a fantastic first set. Her opponent played some fantastic tennis in the second set, but she was able to hold her off.
NCAA Tennis Championships - Round of 64
Doubles - Order of Finish: 1, 3
Singles - Order of Finish: 6, 3, 2