JONESBORO, Ark. (2/10/17) – The Arkansas State women’s tennis team lost to Murray State 5-2 in an indoor tennis match Friday afternoon at the RidgePointe Country Club.
Julie Gauguery and Sabina Jeresic each captured victories in singles competition for A-State with solid outings in the No. 1 and No. 2 pairings for the Red Wolves. Gauguery captured a straight set 6-2, 6-1 victory over Murray State freshman Anja Loncarevic, while Jeresic downed Sara Loncarevic 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Guaguery’s record now stands at 2-1 on the year, with all of her matches coming from the No. 1 position, while Jeresic earned her first win of the season from the No. 2 position.
In other single’s competition, Shannon O’Brien lost to Amina Hadzic 6-4, 6-4, while Victoria Pisani fell to Alina Schibol 6-1, 6-4. Tori Roberts also suffered a setback with a 6-3, 6-3 loss to Sara Bjork. Arkansas State was unable to field a player in the No. 6 singles match after one of its players became ill and was unable to compete.
“We competed hard and you can areas where we are getting better,” A-State head tennis coach Kel Lange said. “We’ve had some unfortunate luck with bad timing with illness the past few weeks but we are continuing to grow with the process and making strides each week.
In the double’ point, Pisiani and Jeresic lost Sara Bjork and Jeanne Masson 6-1 to give Murray State the double’s point. Gauguery and O’Brien’s match against Clair Change and Alina Schibol was left unfinished after the point had already been decided.
The Red Wolves will travel to Lexington, Ky., on Feb. 17 to take on Western Kentucky, followed by a trip on Feb. 18 to Richmond, Ky., to face Eastern Kentucky.