March 7, 2014
RUSTON - The Louisiana Tech tennis team is coming off a big weekend where they picked up two wins versus two conference opponents.
LA Tech has another big test up next with four matches in four days, starting on Saturday at 10 a.m. versus Tyler Junior College in Houston, Texas.
The Lady Techsters extended their winning streak to eight after 5-2 defeats of C-USA foes Middle Tennessee and UAB.
"Anytime you get two wins on the road versus conference teams you have to be pleased," said head coach Chad Camper. "We had some up and downs but the women kept fighting and we came out on top. The good thing is we are far from our potential so there is a lot of good tennis ahead of us."
In both victories, LA Tech (8-1, 3-0 C-USA) used its singles depth to overpower the Blue Raiders and Blazers. For the season, the Lady Techsters have a combined record of 21-5 from spots No. 4, 5 and 6.
Jazmin Britos is leading the way at the bottom of the lineup with a perfect 7-0 mark at No. 4. All seven players will certainly be needed, going up against four teams in four days.
"Our line up down low has really been performing," said Camper. "It will take all seven women to win a championship so everyone needs to be ready to give it their all. We are approaching our next four matches as if we are in the conference tournament.
"It may take four matches to win Conference USA, so we will be playing efficient tennis. We will have to fight for four points then recover and do it again and again. It will take heart to win these next four, but our women are up to the challenge."
The first opponent is Tyler Junior College (11-1) who checks in with a nine-match winning streak. The matchup will be played at the John E. Hoff Courts on the campus of the University of Houston.
Sunday's match versus Connecticut (1-6) will be played there as well with first serve starting at 1 p.m.
The fourth opponent may be the toughest so far of the season for LA Tech as they play at TCU (5-6) on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Horn Frogs are currently ranked 70th in the country.
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