DENTON, Texas—North Texas won five consecutive singles matches en route to a 6-1 victory over the Columbia women’s tennis team Thursday afternoon at Waranch Tennis Center. The dual match was Columbia’s first on a three-match spring break road trip to Texas.

Junior Adi Milstein registered Columbia’s only victory on the afternoon when she claimed a 6-1, 6-7 (6-8), 10-8 win over Haruka Sasaki at No. 6 singles.

The host Mean Green won both doubles matches for its first point, then used Tamuna Kutubidze’s 6-4, 6-1 win over Columbia sophomore Andrea Kevakian at No. 2 singles, Minying Liang’s 6-1, 6-2 win over Columbia first-year Renee Ren at No. 5 and Maria Kononova’s 7-5, 7-5 victory over Columbia junior Alexandra Solovyev at No. 1 singles to secure the match. Kononova entered the match as the nation’s No. 82 ranked singles player.

North Texas improved to 6-10 on the year.

After a day off, Columbia (3-8) is back in action on Saturday when it plays No. 17 Kansas in a neutral site match at UNT’s Waranch Tennis Center. First serve is at 11 a.m.


Thursday, March 16, 2017, Denton, Texas, Waranch Tennis Center


No. 1: No. 82 Maria Kononova (UNT) def. Alexandra Solovyev (Columbia) 7-5, 7-5.

No. 2: Tamuna Kutubidze (UNT) def. Andrea Kevakian (Columbia) 6-4, 6-1.

No. 3: Alexis Thoma (UNT) def. Ali Pollack (Columbia) 6-1, 6-4.

No. 4: Alexandra Heczey (UNT) def. Rima Asatrian (Columbia) 3-6, 7-5, 10-2.

No. 5: Minying Liang (UNT) def. Renee Ren (Columbia) 6-1, 6-2.

No. 6: Adi Milstein (Columbia) def. Haruka Sasaki (UNT) 6-1, 6-7 (6-8), 10-8.


No. 1: No. 77 Maria Kononova/Tamuna Kutubidze (UNT) def. Andrea Kevakian/Rima Asatrian (Columbia) 6-2.

No. 2: Alexis Thoma/Alexandra Heczey (UNT) def. Adi Milstein/Ali Pollack (Columbia) 6-2.

No. 3: Laura Arcienegas/Ivana Babic (UNT) vs. Renee Ren/Alexandra Solovyev (Columbia) 4-4, unfinished.

Finish Order: Singles-2, 5, 1, 3, 4, 6; Doubles- 1, 2; Final Score: North Texas 6, Columbia 1; Time of Match: N/A. Records: Columbia 3-8, North Texas 6-10; Attendance: N/A.