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North Carolina State Women Team News
No. 62 NC State Women's Tennis Falls to SMU
Monday, 02/23/2009

DALLAS, Texas - The No. 62 NC State women's tennis team was defeated by Southern Methodist, 5-2, on Friday, Feb. 20, in Dallas, Texas. SMU swept the doubles bouts, and sophomore Lenka Hojckova and junior Berkeley Brock each won their singles matches for the Wolfpack. The Pack is now 1-6 on the season, and SMU improves to 12-2.

Natalia Bubien and Pavi Francis upset No. 33 Hojckova and Brock, 8-5, at No. 1, and Nicole Briceno and Kseniia Tokarieva defeated senior Neils Barringer and freshman Diana Mortlock, 8-2, at No. 2. Sophomore Jackie Ussery and freshman Pender Sessoms lost to Kristen Reid and Monica Neveklovska, 8-0, at No. 3 to complete the Mustangs' sweep of the doubles matches.

No. 123 Hojckova took down No. 113 Bubien, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 1, and Brock defeated Francis, 6-1, 6-4, at No. 2. Barringer lost to Briceno, 6-4, 6-4, at No. 3, and Reid defeated Mortlock, 0-6, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 4. Neveklovska took down Sessoms, 7-5, 6-3, at No. 5, and Ussery lost to Tokarieva, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6.

The Pack will take on No. 21 TCU on Saturday, Feb. 21.


SMU def. No. 62 NC State, 5-2

Doubles
1. Bubien/Francis (SMU) def. No. 33 Hojckova/Brock, 8-5
2. Briceno/Tokarieva (SMU) def. Barringer/Mortlock, 8-2
3. Reid/Neveklovska (SMU) def. Sessoms/Ussery, 8-0

Singles
1. No. 123 Lenka Hojckova def. No. 113 Natalia Bubien (SMU), 6-0, 6-2
2. Berkeley Brock def. Pavi Francis (SMU), 6-1, 6-4
3. Nicole Briceno (SMU) def. Neils Barringer, 6-4, 6-4
4. Kristen Reid (SMU) def. Diana Mortlock, 0-6, 6-2, 6-4
5. Monica Neveklovska (SMU) def. Pender Sessoms, 7-5, 6-3
6. Kseniia Tokarieva (SMU) def. Jackie Ussery, 6-0, 6-0


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