Fraser, Sanders help UH open strong
Sophomore Ceclia Fraser led the Cougars to wins in six of 10 combined singles matches to open the fall season at the Islanders Open in Corpus Christi.
“We wanted to get some wins and we did,” head coach John Severance said. “We also found what we needed to work on and we will.”
Fraser reached the semifinals before falling to Karrie Cartwright of Tyler Junior College (6-3, 6-1). Sophomore Dionne Sanders also lost in the semifinals (6-2, 6-0).
Severance did not accompany the Cougars for the trip, but was encouraged by what he heard from his assistants.
“I don’t like to lose,” Severance said. “Any time they lose I don’t like it. But from what the girls and the assistant coach said, we played with good intensity and we also had a few errors, which led to some of the losses. That’s what we will be working on.”
Next up for the Cougars is the San Diego State Invitational beginning on Sept. 30.
After that, UH will send the four student-athletes who did not compete at the Islanders Open to the Roberta Allison Classic in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Additional reporting by Channler Hill.