JONESBORO, Ark. (4/13/13) – The Arkansas State women's tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision against Sun Belt Conference opponent Louisiana-Monroe Saturday at Allen Park, bringing its season record to 5-10.
Tamara Slijepcevic registered A-State's only point with a 6-7, 6-3, 10-5 win over ULM's Sophie Rufyikiri.
In the other singles matches, Janie Nowland fell in straight sets to Medy Blankvoort 6-1, 6-2, while Biljana Miloshevska lost to Silvia Tumova 7-5, 6-2.
ASU's lone senior, Ioana Teu, lost her final home regular-season match to Justyna Krol by a score of 6-2, 6-4. Jess Heeps-Eriksen lost in straight sets 6-1, 6-2 to Iris Van Leeuwen and Chiara Stefanov was defeated by Petra Horakova by a count of 6-2, 6-0.
The Red Wolves were swept in the doubles portion of the competition. Teu/Nowland narrowly fell to Horakova/Tumova by an 8-6 score. Miloshevska/Sofia Krsmanovic were defeated by Blankvoort/Krol by a count of 8-5, while Slijepcevic/Heeps-Eriksen fell to Van Leeuwen/Rufyikiri 8-5.
"We played a great team today," A-State head coach Marina Engelbrecht said. "I thought we played very competitive doubles, and I am proud of Tamara's big win in singles."
The Red Wolves will return to action in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament on April 18 in Lafayette, La.
Tamara Slijepcevic (ASU) def. Sophie Rufyikiri (ULM), 6-7, 6-3, 10-5
Medy Blankvoort (ULM) def. Janie Nowland (ASU), 6-1, 6-2
Silvia Tumova (ULM) def. Biljana Miloshevska (ASU), 7-5, 6-2
Justyna Krol (ULM) def. Ioana Teu (ASU), 6-2, 6-4
Iris Van Leeuwen (ULM) def. Jess Heeps-Eriksen (ASU), 6-1, 6-2
Petra Horakova (ULM) def. Chiara Stefanov (ASU) 6-2, 6-0
Horakova/Tumova (ULM) def. Teu/Nowland (ASU), 8-6
Blankvoort/Krol (ULM) def. Miloshevska/Sofia Krsmanovic (ASU), 8-5
Van Leeuwen/Rufyikiri (ULM) def. Slijepcevic/Heeps-Eriksen (ASU), 8-5