JONESBORO, Ark. (10/5/12) – The Arkansas State tennis team completed play after the first day of competition at the Ragin’ Cajun Classic with six singles victories 

Ioana Teu, Jess Heeps-Eriksen, Sofia Krsmanovic and Biljana Miloshevska all recorded first-round victories, but fell in the semifinals of the their respective brackets. Teu began the day with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Lousiana-Lafayette’s Nicole Breaux but then lost in the next round to Danela Simonova (NSU) 7-6, 3-6 (3).

Miloshveska defeated Olga Leyshyna (NSU) 6-1, 6-1 in her first round match, but then lost to Louisiana-Monroe’s Medy Blankvoort 6-0, 6-0 in the next round. Heeps-Eriksen defeated Melissa Burchartt (ULL) 6-3, 6-3 in her first round match before falling to Lamar’s Natalia Mayagoitia 6-3, 6-4 in the second round.

Krsmanovic defeated Iris Van Leeuwen 6-4, 6-2 but then lost to ULL’s Elarnor Bradshaw 6-2, 6-3 in the next round.

In other action ASU’s Janie Nowland lost Lamar’s Alicia Porte 6-4, 6-3 but rebounded with a victory over Southern Mississippi’s Kate Lanier 6-3, 2-6, (5).

The tournament will conclude on Saturday with finals and consolation bracket matches.