(4/19/2012) — The No. 8 Arkansas State tennis team fell to No. 9 Florida-Atlantic
4-0 in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tennis Tournament in Denton,
Texas Thursday afternoon.
Wolves dropped the doubles point to fall behind 1-0 early in the match. FAU’s
Marlene Ryan and Natalia Tomaszewicz defeated Janie Nowland and Ceara Howey 8-6
in the No. 1 doubles match, while Natasha Phillips and Catalina Ene defeated
Jess Heeps-Eriksen and Janelle Fung 8-4 to clinch the point.
“It was a disappointing
end to our season,” ASU tennis coach Marina Engelbrecht said. “We must now
regroup and start preparing for next season. We definitely have a great group
of girls on our team and can accomplish a lot.”
competition, ASU lost the No. 4, 5 and 6 matches, which clinched the victory
for the Owls. Howey lost to Ene 6-3, 6-3 in the No. 4 match, while
Heeps-Eriksen was defeated by Mrazkova 6-2, 6-4 in the No. 5 match. Fung
suffered a 6-0, 6-0 setback to Tomaszewicz in the No. 6 match. The No. 1, 2 and
3 matches were not finished.
Wolves finished the season with an 11-9 record.