MILWAUKEE – The North Texas Tennis Team race at the Milwaukee Classic Tennis Tournament ended Sunday. The Mean Green doubles team Lucie Devier i Jasmine Adams he reached the quarterfinals of the national tournament, but lost 6-1 on Sunday as he faced the nation’s No. 1 ranked doubles team.
Head coach of the UNT Sujay Lama he was proud of Devier and Adams, who is just a freshman, for his performances this weekend in both the doubles and singles draws. Lama, Devier and Adams know that the experience gained in the tournament will bear fruit in the long run.
“The tournament was a good experience for me,” Adams said. “I learned a lot throughout the weekend. Competing against the best has motivated me even more to train and work hard during the rest of the fall and spring programming.”
Devier and Adams won their doubles match 6-2 on Saturday against their opponent Marquette. On Sunday, in the quarterfinals, they faced Oklahoma’s most important doubles team entering the course as the nation’s No. 1 team that was regional champion a season ago.
In singles this weekend, Adams advanced to the round of 16 before falling on Saturday.
Devier was able to play an individual consolation match on Sunday. The senior fought her heart out in the third set against her Missouri opponent. Devier went back and forth in the third set, but eventually lost 15-13 in the final set of the consolation quarterfinal round. Devier had three match points.
“I had a fantastic weekend with coach Lama and Lucie,” Adams said. “I’m very excited to experiment and compete in more tournaments like this. Lucie and I are building a solid partnership and we come out even stronger from this tournament.”
VEHVILAINEN TO PLAY IN THE GREAT TOURNAMENT
Liisa Vehviläinen, a first-year student at UNT, will compete in a W25 tournament starting Monday in Fort Worth at TCU. The individual main draw will have 32 competitors.
“Liisa has not only talked about her desire to use college tennis as a path to the professional circuit, but she has also shown her commitment over the summer by playing at many W15 and W25 events,” he said. assistant coach Rodrigo De Almeida. “It’s very exciting to have the opportunity to take her to the W25 Fort Worth, as she will be representing the Mean Green family at a very high-level event.”