April 26, 2012
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – In the Western Athletic Conference Quarterfinals, the Louisiana Tech tennis team fell to No. 48 Fresno State 4-0 Thursday morning at the NMSU Tennis Complex to end their season.
"I am glad that we had another winning season with all of the players showing improvement from the start of the year," said coach Quintin Yray. "We are not far from the teams like Fresno State. I want us to continue to work hard so we can get there."
The Lady Techsters finished the year with a 14-8 record.
In doubles competition, the Bulldogs won the point with 8-0 and 8-1 wins at No. 2 and 3, respectively.
At No.1 in singles, No. 42 nationally-ranked Marianna Jodin defeated freshman Laura Fernandez in two-sets (6-3, 6-1).
"For Alena to go three sets today showed how much she has improved in her career and Vivian splitting sets at No. 2 was a very good effort as well," Yray said.
Tech had one of the best years in program history with the most wins since 1994 and had 10-plus wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time since a six-year stretch from 1981-86.
Individually, Erofeyeva finished with 19 singles wins in dual contests rank second in school history behind Marla Watson’s 20 in 1982 while Barnard finished tied for sixth with 16 singles victories this year.