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Women's Tennis

UTSA drops Saturday road match to North Texas

DENTON, Texas — Ekua Youri picked up her seventh singles victory of the season, but the No. 70 UTSA women’s tennis team dropped a 4-1 decision to North Texas on Saturday afternoon at the Waranch Tennis Complex.

With the loss, the Roadrunners fell to 7-3 on the year, while the Mean Green improved to 7-5.

Youri defeated Carolina Laydner, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, on the fifth court to run her record to 7-2, including 5-1 at No. 5. However, that was the lone decision that went in favor of the Roadrunners in the first of three matches scheduled for the weekend.

UNT took a 1-0 lead after claiming the doubles point. Olivia Malm and Stansilava Shulzhenk teamed up to beat the UTSA duo of Aleksandra Zlatarova and Magda Tuells on court one, 6-2. Stadfany Nformi and Lilly Schultz secured the early lead for the Mean Green with a 6-4 triumph over Cassie McLay and Fatima Gutierrez at No. 2.

In singles play, UNT upped its advantage to 2-0 after Stansilava Shulzhenk scored a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Vittoria Baccino at the third spot. Olivia Malm defeated Aleksandra Zlatarova, 6-2, 6-2, at the top of the lineup to pull the Mean Green within one point of clinching the match.

Youri’s three-set win at No. 5 made it 3-1. The three remaining singles contests also went to a third set, but UNT ended things when Stadfany Nformi outlasted Fatima Gutierrez on court two, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.

The Roadrunners return to action on Sunday with a pair of neutral-site matchups, Tyler JC at 9 a.m. and Cowley CC at 1 p.m.

UNT 4, #70 UTSA 1
Saturday, March 2, 2024
Waranch Tennis Complex
Denton, Texas 

Singles Results (UNT 3, UTSA 1)
1. Olivia Malm (UNT) def. Aleksandra Zlatarova (UTSA), 6-2, 6-2
2. Stadfany Nformi (UNT) def. Fatima Gutierrez (UTSA), 6-4, 5-7, 6-3
3. Stansilava Shulzhenk (UNT) def. Vittoria Baccino (UTSA), 6-1, 6-1
4. Lou Chalard (UNT) vs. Cassie McLay (UTSA), 4-6, 6-2, 2-4, unfinished
5. Ekua Youri (UTSA) def. Carolina Laydner (UNT), 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
6. Lilly Schultz (UNT) vs. Eva Beyebach (UTSA), 2-6, 7-6 (7-0), 0-2, unfinished
Order of Finish: 3,1,5,2

Doubles Results (UNT 1, UTSA 0)
1. Olivia Malm/Stansilava Shulzhenk (UNT) def. Aleksandra Zlatarova/Magda Tuells (UTSA), 6-2
2. Stadfany Nformi/Lilly Schultz (UNT) def. Cassie McLay/Fatima Gutierrez (UTSA), 6-4
3. Lou Chalard/Carolina Laydner (UNT) vs. Vittoria Baccino/Ekua Youri (UTSA), 4-5, unfinished
Order of Finish: 1,2

Records: UNT 7-5, UTSA 7-3