Women’s tennis falls to Houston, 5-2

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Freshman Dasha Sharapova emerged victorious over Houston sophomore Maria Cardenas. (Courtesy of SMU Athletics)

The SMU women’s tennis team continued to struggle as they fell to No. 24 University of Houston, 5-2, Saturday. With the latest loss, the Mustangs fell to 6-10 overall and 3-2 in the conference.

The upside to the day was Dasha Sharapova and Anna Kate Anderson, both freshmen.

Sharapova was able to grab her second straight victory. She emerged victorious over Houston sophomore Maria Cardenas 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.

Anderson beat Houston sophomore Rocio Martin in three sets, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.

However, Houston proved too much for SMU as they took the No. 1, 2, 4, and 5 singles matches.

SMU’s No. 3 doubles pair, sophomore Yana Erkeeva and freshman Macie Elliott, however, beat Houston’s pair, 8-5.

After this, the Mustangs take on the University of Texas Arlington Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Arlington, Texas.

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