April 6, 2010
RENO--Louisiana Tech's tennis squad was unable to pick up a win in the WAC's opening weekend as they fell to both No. 65 Nevada and New Mexico State by a score of 4-0.
Due to inclement weather in the Reno area, as soon as a team reached a total of four points then all matches were called off although the Techsters were close in a number of unfinished matches showing the improvement of the team.
LA Tech freshman Vivian ten Dolle was in a first set tie breaker against New Mexico State's number one and winning 6-4, 2-1 against Nevada's number one when her matches were called while Rocio Juarez had already won her first set in singles before her matc h was called.
"The girls played well today against New Mexico State and Nevada," head coach Quintin Yray said. "We did not win but I was very pleased with many of the matches. I just can't say enough about how pleased I am of the girls. We were winning or still in a couple of the matches but were forced to stop once the fourth point was reached. Vivian ten Dolle had quite a run as she was leading in both her matches."
"I was happy to see the girls in high spirits despite the loss I'm sure because they realize they are closing the gap of many of their opponents. So yes I'm pleased with their performances."
Next the Techsters will prepare to host a trio of Western Athletic Conference matches as Hawai'i, Boise State and San Jose State all come to Ruston to play at the Lady Techster Tennis Complex this weekend.