Tennis Wraps Up Fall Play at Arkansas State
Courtesy: UALR Sports Information
          Release: 10/31/2012
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JONESBORO, Ark. - Coming off a successful showing at Kansas two weeks ago, the UALR tennis team returns to action this weekend (Nov. 2-4) at the Arkansas State Fall Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark.

Besides host Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, Murray State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri State and UT Martin will also be competing.

"This is going to be a very good tournament for us," Trojan head coach Abby Wilson explained. "We are playing teams that we are extremely competitive with and hopefully our hard training will pay off in match wins."

At the second KU Fall Invite (Oct. 19-20), sophomore Michaela McShane and freshman Christel Amsallem both went 2-0 to tie for top honors in the Singles D Draw. Senior Veronique Luksich claimed runner-up honors in Singles Draw B while classmate Yana Kakovkina won her final two matches at Singles Draw C to claim the consolation bracket.

Junior Viktoriya Plyuta lost in her first two matches in Singles Draw A before claiming seventh-place with a 4-6, 6-1, 10-3 win over Lea Kozulic of Drake.

"I can see a great deal of improvement with our four returning players. They seem much more confident and are always ready to compete," Wilson added.

After play wraps up at ASU, it will be the Trojans last competition until Jan. 19-20, 2013 when they travel to Oklahoma to battle Oral Roberts and Tulsa.

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