At Arkansas, Home Versus Southern Miss Makes Up @LATechTEN Weekend

April 3, 2014

RUSTON - Coming off one of its best performances of the spring, Louisiana Tech looks to continue the strong play on the courts as they square off against No. 47 ranked Arkansas on Friday at 10 a.m. at the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center in Fayetteville, Ark.

The Lady Techsters will then return home for Senior Day on Sunday with an 11 a.m. match versus Conference USA rival Southern Miss.

"The team is excited about an opportunity to take on Arkansas," said head coach Chad Camper. "The Razorbacks have had a great season and it will be good as a coach to see where we measure up. We have been playing well, and this will be a true test.

"Sunday against Southern Miss is another important match. They have six freshmen in their lineup and just beat UAB so we know they can play some tennis."

LA Tech (14-4, 3-1 C-USA) was able to extend its eight-match home winning streak last weekend by ending an 11-match winning streak of its opponent, Northwestern State.

They did so in impressive fashion, dominating the match to the tune of a 7-0 victory. Lone senior Melanie Urvoy, who will be playing her final match at the LA Tech Tennis Complex on Sunday, was a big key to the win and to this year's success.

"Melanie, our lone senior, has seen this program at the bottom and the top so she is deserving of a win on Sunday," said Camper. "She has been a great leader for the program. The team and the program will miss her tremendously next season."

Urvoy teamed up with Alexandra Starkova to notch the first win in doubles versus the Demons, and was the first player in singles to finish with a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 5.

With only three matches left until the C-USA Tournament, the squad may be peaking at the right time.



"I feel our best tennis is still ahead of us," said Camper. "We are far from burned out. I am looking forward to the next couple of matches to really see us shine."

Arkansas (12-12) is coming off a four-match road swing with two wins over North Florida and Bethune-Cookman and two losses against No. 4 Florida and No. 65 South Carolina.

Southern Miss (6-11) has won two of its last three matches and is much improved from last year that saw the Golden Eagles go winless in the spring season.

For complete coverage of LA Tech Tennis, please follow @LATechTEN on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at


  • Official
    LA Tech Store

Happening Now

  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

Learfield sponsor logo


Louisiana Tech Mission Statement header

Louisiana Tech University Athletics Mission is to embody excellence in everything we do.

Develop student-athletes to maximize their potential in mind, body and spirit.

Bring pride, admiration and loyalty to the University family, community and state.

Win with integrity.

Louisiana Tech University header

Tier 1 National University
#1 In Nation
Least average amount of student debt at graduation - Public National Universities
#1 In Louisiana
  • Highest average mid-career salaries for graduates
  • Providing graduates with highest % ROI on their college education
  • Low-cost colleges with highest starting salaries for graduates.
  • Ticketmaster logo

    : @LATechTickets
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F
    Phone: (318) 257-3631
    Fax: (318) 257-4437
    Mailing Address: PO Box 3046, Ruston, LA 71272
    Shipping Address: 1650 West Alabama, Ruston, LA 71270
    Location: Thomas Assembly Center Concourse Level Room 205