March 2, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Louisiana Tech tennis team picked up their first road win of the season by defeating UALR 5-2 on Saturday evening at the Pleasant Valley Country Club.
LA Tech (2-3) ended their three-game losing streak in a match that saw four of the six singles matches go to three sets.
The contest began with the Lady Techsters grabbing the all-important doubles point against UALR (9-5).
Sophie Heldoorn notched her first win of the season at the No. 6 position with a straight sets win of 6-3, 6-1, before ten Dolle captured the third point of the day for LA Tech by also gaining a straight sets win, 7-5, 6-1.
The Lady Trojans bounced back from there, pushing the remaining four matches on the court to three sets.
UALR picked up wins at the No. 4 and No. 5 spots, but Urvoy and Merker each rallied from a set down to gain the win for LA Tech.
Urvoy had previously lost her last two three sets matches, but responded today with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 comeback.
The Lady Techsters return home next weekend to face Southern on Saturday, March 9 with the first serve set for 2 p.m.
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