LA Tech Tennis Downs Alcorn State 5-2

Anna Zurek is tied for third on the team with nine victories in singles action.
Anna Zurek is tied for third on the team with nine victories in singles action.

April 6, 2012

Final Stats

VICKSBURG, Miss. – The Louisiana Tech tennis team came away with a 5-2 win over Alcorn State Thursday night at the ASU Tennis Courts.

With the victory, the Lady Techsters improve to 12-5 while the Lady Braves drop to 9-7. The 12 wins for LA Tech is the most by the program since 1996.

Senior Elne Barnard and Anna Zurek started the doubles portion of the doubles competition with an 8-4 win over Viktoriya Kozachuk and Kersten Vanem at the No. 1 position. Alcorn State’s Keti MeDuke and Daria Rudd defeated senior Maartje de Wit and junior Vivian ten Dolle 8-3 at No. 2 to tie the doubles matches.

Junior Alena Erofeyeva and freshman Laura Fernandez gave the Lady Techsters the doubles point by downing Kali Sandoval and Merilin Tipp 8-4 at the No. 3 spot.

Erofeyeva kicked off singles action with a quick victory (6-0, 6-2) over Kozachuk at No. 4 to improve to 22-8 on the year and 15-2 in duals.

At No. 3, Barnard defeated Merilin (6-2, 6-4) and de Wit won (6-4, 6-2) against Sandoval to clinch the match victory for Tech.

The final point for the Lady Techsters came at the No. 5 flight as Zurek won in three-sets over Rudd (6-7, 7-6, 10-7).

Alcorn State did win two matches at the No. 1 and 2 positions in two-sets apiece.

Louisiana Tech returns to action April 13 as they host Houston at 5 p.m. at the Lady Techster Tennis Complex.

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