Lady Mustangs face No.28 Houston in final road match of regular season

The SMU women’s tennis team will travel to Houston for an American Athletic Conference match on Wednesday, April 8 at 11 a.m. at the John E. Hoff Courts. SMU is currently ranked 70th in the latest ITA rankings, while Houston sits at 28th (the highest-ranked team in The American).

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SMU (14-5, 3-2 in The American) saw its three-match winning streak come to an end last weekend when conference foe Memphis beat SMU 4-0. Houston (19-4, 6-0 in The American), is in the middle of a 15-match win streak including 10 in a row at home. During the streak, the Cougars have defeated six ranked opponents.

Houston’s last loss came on Feb. 14 at Kansas, 4-3. Despoina Vogasari leads the Cougars and is ranked 62nd in the country. Vogasari is 27-8, including a 16-5 mark in the No. 1 singles slot. She is also 6-4 versus ranked opponents.

Elena Kordolaimi is also ranked in singles at No. 102 and leads the Cougars in wins with 28. SMU is 11-4 all-time versus Houston.

Houston won last year’s meeting 5-2 in Dallas, but the Mustangs won the previous nine meetings. Wednesday’s match is the final road game of the regular season for the Mustangs.

Following Wednesday’s contest, the Mustangs will return home to host Abilene Christian on Friday, April 10 at 3 p.m. at the SMU Tennis Complex for Senior Day.

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