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Tennis Falls to 75th-Ranked ULM, 7-0
UALR Sports Information
Release: 03/09/2013

MONROE, La. - UALR Tennis (10-6) wrapped up weekend play with a 7-0 loss to 75th-ranked ULM (8-1) Saturday afternoon (March 10).

The Warhawks won both doubles matches by 8-1 scores. Senior Veronique Luksich and sophomore Michaela McShane fell at first doubles to Ema Turudija and Sophie Rufyikiri. Freshman Christel Amsallem and junior Viktoriya Plyuta lost to Medy Blankvoort and Justyna Krol at third doubles.

Second doubles did not finish.

Luksich lost the first set 6-1 to Rufyikiri before retiring down 2-1 in the second set. Blankvoort beat Plyuta 6-0, 6-1 at second singles. Freshman Kamilla Galieva won the first frame 6-1 at third singles, but Silvia Tumova rallied to win the next two sets 6-4, 10-3.

Sophomore Dané Vorster lost 7-5, 6-1 at fourth doubles to Turudija. McShane lost at fifth singles 6-3, 6-2. Amsallem dropped the sixth-singles match 6-0, 6-2.

UALR takes a week off before beginning its second long road trip of the season. The Trojans will play four matches in five days, starting with a road swing at Western Kentucky next Saturday (March 16) before taking on Middle Tennessee Sunday (March 17).


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