SMU Falls To No. 24 Houston, 5-2
March 22, 2014
DALLAS (SMU) – Freshman Dasha Sharapova (15-9) notched her second straight victory with a three-set win over Houston sophomore Maria Cardenas, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4, but the No. 24 ranked Cougars proved to be too strong as they defeated the Mustangs, 5-2 in Dallas on Saturday. SMU is back in action on March 26 in Arlington, Texas at UTA at 2 p.m. CT.
Houston (12-3, 3-0) earned the opening the doubles point of the match by winning at the No. 1 and 2 positions. The Cougars then won the No. 1, 2, 4 and 5 singles matches to secure the dual match victory over the Mustangs (6-10, 3-2).
In addition to Sharapova, freshman Anna Kate Anderson defeated Cougar sophomore Rocio Martin in three sets, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 as she improved her overall record to 12-12.
Following Wednesday’s match at UTA, SMU begins a four-match homestand beginning back in action on March 22 at 4 p.m. when the Mustangs host Middle Tennessee State at the Northwood Country Club in Dallas.