STEPHENVILLE – No. 13 Tarleton cruised past UT Permian Basin in a clean sweep of Friday afternoon’s Lone Star Conference opener.
The newly-ranked doubles pairing of Alicia Barbaroux and Neetika Sud got the afternoon started with a 6-3 doubles win. Tarleton only needed one more doubles win to secure the point, but Tarleton handled both pairings to sweep doubles play and head into singles with a 1-0 edge.
Nathalie Ulander got things started in singles with a 6-0, 6-0 dominating performance in the No. 5 position and the rest of the team followed suit with two-set victories to complete the sweep.
The complete results are as follows:
- #47 Alicia Barbaroux/Neetika Sud (TSU) def. Stephanie Prats/Maria Briones (UTPB) 6-3
- Faustine Palatte/Sherine Salem (TSU) def. Amelie Saint-Dizier/Madison Hoelting (UTPB) 6-2
- Sofija Hrovat/Nathalie Ulander (TSU) def. Melissa Gonzalez/Jessica Madamba (UTPB) 6-3
- Alicia Barbaroux (TSU) def. Melissa Gonzalez (UTPB) 6-1, 6-0
- Neetika Sud (TSU) def. Madison Hoelting (UTPB) 6-0, 6-3
- Sherine Salem (TSU) def. Amelie Saint-Dizier (UTPB) 6-0, 7-6
- Faustine Palatte (TSU) def. Julia Ramalho (UTPB) 6-3, 6-2
- Nathalie Ulander (TSU) def. Anastasia Obreque (UTPB) 6-0, 6-0
- Sofija Hrovat (TSU) def. Paulina Obreque (UTPB) 7-5, 6-2
Tarleton will return to league action Saturday at 10 a.m. in Stephenville against Western New Mexico.