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Tennis Returns Home to Battle Louisiana Tech Saturday at 2 p.m.
UALR Sports Information
Release: 03/01/2013

LITTLE ROCK - The UALR tennis team (9-4) returns home to take on Louisiana Tech Saturday (March 2) at Pleasant Valley Country Club at 2 p.m.

In their last match, the Trojans fell to No. 64 Wyoming, 5-2. Senior Yana Kakovkina had a 6-4, 6-4 win over Simona Synkova at second singles. Junior Viktoriya Plyuta defeated Sasa Nemcova 7-6(9), 3-6, 10-6 at fourth singles.

For the season, freshman Kamilla Galieva leads the way with a 10-3 record in singles action. Senior Veronique Luksich is 8-4 at first singles. The duo of Galieva and sophomore Dané Vorster is 6-2 in doubles play.

Louisiana Tech will enter the match with a record of 1-3 after a recent 4-3 loss to Nicholls State. In singles play, Vivian ten Dolle will lead the Bulldogs 3-1. Mancela Chiacchio and Dolle also have a 3-1 lead in doubles.

Last year, the Bulldogs defeated the Trojans 6-1 in Ruston, La. Plyuta won 6-4, 7-5 against Laura Fernandez at first singles. La Tech finished the 2011-12 season with an overall record of 14-8.

After a battle with the Lady Techsters, UALR hits the road for a pair of matches next weekend. UALR takes on Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Friday (March 8) before traveling to Monroe, La. to take on ULM.

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