RUSTON, La. (3/30/18) – The Arkansas State women’s tennis team dropped a non-conference matchup to La Tech 5-2 on Friday afternoon at the La Tech Tennis Complex.
The Red Wolves captured two singles victories on the day with Shelby King earning a victory on court one and Sabina Jeresic also winning a match on court three. King defeated Karla De La Luz Monalvo 6-2, 6-4 for her fourth singles’ victory over the dual match season. Jeresic defeated Claudia Oravcova 6-3, 6-2 and now stands at 5-5 on the year.
In other singles’ matches Anita Detlava lost to Nadja Manjon 6-3, 6-3 on court two, while Berta Masdevall Masip was downed by Sonia Chen 7-6, 6-2 on court four. Shannon O’Brien suffered a 6-3, 7-6 loss to Angela Lorenzo on court five, while Andrea Perez-Lopez defeated Allison Quammen 7-5, 6-2 on court six.
In the doubles’ point A-State gained an advantage when Detlava and Masdevall Masip earned a 6-4 victory on court one, but the Lady Techsters rebounded with a 6-1 victory on court three and clinched the points with a 6-4 victory on court two.
“We started off strong and were up early in a few of the singles’ matches we lost,” A-State head coach Kel Lange said. “We continue to improve each time out and we just have to become more consistent in our play over longer periods of time to be able to get victories.”
The Red Wolves return to action Saturday, March 31 against Grambling State in Ruston, La.
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Tennis Match Results
Arkansas State vs La Tech
Mar 30, 2018 at Ruston, La.
(La Tech Tennis Complex)
La Tech 5, Arkansas State 2
Shelby King (ASU) def. Karla Montalvo (LATECH) 6-2, 6-4
Nadja Manjon (LATECH) def. Anita Detlava (ASU) 6-3, 6-3
Sabina Jeresic (ASU) def. Claudia Oravcova (LATECH) 6-3, 6-2
Sonia Chen (LATECH) def. Berta Masdevall Masip (ASU) 7-6, 6-2
Angela Lorenzo (LATECH) def. Shannon O'Brien (ASU) 6-3, 7-6
Arkansas State 4-12
La Tech 7-7