MONROE, La. (3/24/18) – The Arkansas State women’s tennis team wrapped up a three match with a 4-0 setback against UT Arlington Saturday afternoon at Heard Stadium on the Louisiana-Monroe campus.
The Red Wolves were competitive across all six singles’ matches on the day and were either ahead or tied in three matches at the time the Mavericks were able to clinch the match. On court one, Shelby King was tied with Agustina Serio at 2-2 in the third set when the match was called. King took the first set from Serio 6-4, but dropped the second set 6-3 to force the final set.
On court three, Sabina Jeresic and Momoka Horiguchi were also in the midst of a thrilling third set after Jeresic jumped out to a 6-2 advantage in the first set, before Horiguchi tied things up with a 6-3 victory in set two. Jeresic was up 1-0 in the third set when the match was called.
On court six, Kirsty Venter battled for a 7-6 victory in the first set against Carta Cerdan Vives, before falling 6-0 in the second set. Venter was down 0-1 in the third set when UTA grabbed the clinching point.
In other singles’ matches, Anita Detlava fell to Anna Wichert 6-0, 6-2 on court two, while Shannon O'Brien lost to Lucia Natal 6-1, 6-3 on court five. Berta Masdevall Masip lost a tough contest to Alumdena Boza on court four after jumping out to a 6-2 lead in the first set, but Boza was able to battle back and take 6-1, 6-2 wins in sets two and three to grab the point for the Mavericks.
“I was really proud of the way we competed and the sport we showed today,” A-State head coach Kel Lange said. “We set the tone early on with competitive play in the doubles’ point and that carried over into singles’ play for us. I could not be more proud of the grit and fight we showed today.”
UT Arlington took an early lead in the match with victories on courts two and three.
A-State will return to action on Friday, March 30 with a road contest at La Tech.
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Tennis Match Results
Arkansas State vs UT Arlington
Mar 24, 2018 at Monroe, La.
UT Arlington 4, Arkansas State 0
Shelby King (ASU) vs. Agustina Serio (UTA) 6-4, 3-6, 2-2, unfinished
Anna Wichert (UTA) def. Anita Detlava (ASU) 6-0, 6-2
Sabina Jeresic (ASU) vs. Momoka Horiguchi (UTA) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0, unfinished
Almudena Boza (UTA) def. Berta Masdevall Masip (ASU) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
Lucia Natal (UTA) def. Shannon O'Brien (ASU) 6-1, 6-3
Kirsty Venter (ASU) vs. Carla Cerdan Vives (UTA) 7-6, 0-6, 0-1, unfinished
UT Arlington 7-6
Arkansas State 4-11