LA Tech Shuts Out McNeese State at Home

Feb. 11, 2017

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RUSTON – Louisiana Tech women’s tennis head coach Amanda Stone made a few minor changes to the doubles teams and the singles lineup on Saturday afternoon.

The moves ended up paying off as the Lady Techsters shutout the McNeese State Cowgirls, 5-0, at the LA Tech Tennis Complex.

LA Tech (4-3) grabbed the doubles point with wins on courts two and three and got four singles wins from the No. 1, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 position.

“We had another tough opponent today in McNeese and it was great to get a good win over them,” Stone said after the match. “I’m especially happy at how much energy we had to start the match. We responded well to the loss last weekend and worked hard in practice this week. It really showed today.

“We’ve been starting matches down 1-0 and today getting that mental edge from the doubles point really pushed us in singles. There were several tight ones, but we showed a lot of toughness and good fitness to finish out the third sets today. We had a great crowd and overall it was a really good match.”

The freshman duo of Nadja Manjon and Jill van den Dungen continued playing together and got the first doubles win, claiming a 6-2 victory on court three.

The doubles change came at No. 1 and No. 2. Marta Sramkova team up with Sonia Chen on court three and delivered a 6-2 win of their own to grab the doubles point.

The senior Sramkova continued her solid play in singles, moving from No. 3 to No. 4 and downing Vivien Borbely by a score of 6-2, 6-4. Fellow senior Jazmin Britos made it 3-0 in favor of the Lady Techsters with her fourth straight singles win, a 7-5, 6-0 defeat of Giovanna Fioretti on court one.

McNeese State (1-5) continued to fight, pushing the remaining four matches into a third set. However, LA Tech registered two big wins by Alba Escalona Perny with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 victory versus Charoline Erlandsson at No. 4.

Then it was Manjon moving up to the No. 3 position to down the Cowgirls Hannah Brett who was the reigning Southland Conference Player of the Week, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. It was Manjon’s fourth straight singles victory.

LA Tech will now make the short trek to Natchitoches to take on Northwestern State on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Jack Fisher Lady Demon Tennis Complex.

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