DALLAS -— The University of Central Arkansas tennis team opened the season with a 7-0 loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday night.
The Islanders (1-1) swept through the doubles matches, but the Sugar Bears kept them reasonably close. UCA’s No. 1 team of senior Lisa Mainz and junior Allison Hartman feel to Mirna Cicak and Stefania Nicolae 8-6. Seniors Kati Andersen and Alex Rios lost to LeAnne Mascall and Nadia Filmalter 8-3 at No. 3 doubles.
The Sugar Bears will play Arkansas State in Jonesboro on Monday at 9 a.m.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 7,
Central Arkansas 0
Singles: Mirna Cicak (AMCC) def. Simona Horsikyan (UCA) 6-2, 6-2. Doris Kuselj (AMCC) def. Lisa Mainz (UCA) 6-0, 6-3. Bianca Discordia (AMCC) def. Sasha Ruocco (UCA) 6-4, 6-04. Stefania Nicolae (AMCC) def. Kazumi Otani (UCA) 6-2, 6-0. Sandra Burges (AMCC) def. Kati Andersen (UCA) 6-2, 6-3. Mia Matuszak (AMCC) def. Alex Rios (UCA) 6-3, 6-2
Doubles: Mirna Cicak/Stefania Nicolae (AMCC) def. Lisa Mainz/Allison Hartman (UCA) 8-6. Doris Kuselj/Bianca Discordia (AMCC) def. Sasha Ruocco/Kazumi Otani (UCA) 8-2. LeAnne Mascall/Nadia Filmalter (AMCC) def. Kati Andersen/Alex Rios (UCA) 8-3.