LA Tech Extends Home Winning Streak with 6-1 Victory
March 12, 2018
RUSTON – The Louisiana Tech women’s tennis team registered its third straight dual victory this spring as the Lady Techsters defeated crosstown foe Grambling State by a score of 6-1 on Monday afternoon at the LA Tech Tennis Complex.
LA Tech (5-4) also extended another streak, a home winning streak that is, to nine which ties a program record that was set during the 1994-95 seasons.
For the third straight match, the Lady Techsters got on the scoreboard with a strong doubles performance to grab the opening point. They followed that up with victories on courts one, two, four, five and six in singles to down GSU (3-8).
“I am really happy with the doubles right now,” head coach Amanda Stone said. “We have put a lot of hard word in and finally seem to be clicking. Seeing that payoff on the court is huge for our confidence because the point is so important.
“At the top, Nadja and Karla went out and handled their business really well, executed good shots, doing what they needed to do. Overall, I am happy to have some momentum going into tomorrow’s match. I think we will have a good fight and a good showing.”
All three doubles matches were played out and LA Tech dominated on all three courts. Nadja Manjon and Angela Lorenzo picked up the first win of the day with a 6-1 victory over Yuliia Popova and Danna Galeano at the No. 2 spot.
The point was clinched seconds later when Sonia Chen and Claudia Oravcova continued their strong play together with a 6-0 win at the No. 3 position. Karla De La Luz Montalvo and Andrea Perez-Lopez followed that up with a 6-1 win at the top of the lineup.
Manjon quickly made it 2-0 in favor of LA Tech, bouncing back from a loss yesterday to overpower Tanyaradzwa Magunje 6-0, 6-1 on court two for her sixth dual singles win this spring.
Paulina Cota then grabbed her second singles win of the spring, taking down Galeano 6-1, 6-1 on court six. The match then got clinched by Chen who downed Idah Longwe 6-2, 6-1 on court four for her fifth straight win.
Just like Manjon, Montalvo recovered nicely from a loss in her previous match to cruise to a 6-2, 6-2 victory in her second game at the top of the singles lineup.
The Lady Tigers picked up their lone point of the day with a straight-sets win on court three. The final match of the day was the only one that went into a third set which was between Andrea Perez-Lopez and Bryttish Burts.
Perez-Lopez recovered after losing the first set 6-1 by taking the second set 6-4. After a few terrific passing shots gave her an 8-4 edge in the super breaker, she later finished her opponent off with a 10-7 win.
LA Tech looks to extend both of its winning streaks on Tuesday afternoon when they take on ULM. First serve is set for 3:30 p.m. at the LA Tech Tennis Complex.
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