Updated Feb 28, 2007 22:51:27
Techsters Drop Match to Demons
RUSTON, La. – The Louisiana Tech tennis team fell at home to the Northwestern State Demons on Wednesday afternoon 5-2. Tech (1-8) battled with the Demons (2-3) but came up short with the Lady Techsters claiming the No. 1 and No. 6 singles matches for points.
In doubles action, Northwestern State took the point winning the No. 1 and No. 3 matchups. The pair of Caroline Tran and Ashley Wedderburn for Tech lost 8-1 to Marie Scriba and Bogusia Patzer. At No. 2, Monica Kelly and Ada Makowska won for Tech, beating Daniela Posada and Catalina Villegas 8-1. The third doubles match went to the Demons with Jessie Gray and Alexandra Gaspar falling to Marine Neveu and Cheyna Talley 8-1.
Monica Kelly continued her strong season in the No. 1 singles position. She lost the first set to Scriba and won the match in the second set when it was retired. Tran fell to Patzer 6-0, 6-3, and Wedderburn lost the No. 3 match to Villegas 6-2, 6-0. Makowska battled in the second set but lost 6-0, 6-4 to Neveu at No. 4. In the No. 5 match, Gray lost 6-0, 6-1 to Posada. Gaspar returned to action against the Demons and won the No. 6 singles match 6-0, 6-4 against Talley.
Northwestern State 5, Louisiana Tech 2
No. 1: Marie Scriba/Bogusia Patzer (NSU) d. Caroline Tran/Ashley Wedderburn 8-1
No. 2: Monica Kelly/Ada Makowska (Tech) d. Daniela Posada/Catalina Villegas 8-1
No. 3: Marine Neveu/Cheyna Talley (NSU) d. Jessie Gray/Alexandra Gaspar 8-1.
No. 1: Kelly (Tech) d. Scriba 5-7, 1-1 (retired)
No. 2: Patzer (NSU) d. Tran 6-0, 6-3
No. 3: Villegas (NSU) d. Wedderburn 6-2, 6-0
No. 4: Neveu (NSU) d. Makowska 6-0, 6-4
No. 5: Posada (NSU) d. Gray 6-0, 6-1
No. 6: Gaspar (Tech) d. Talley 6-0, 6-4.