Posted Apr 8, 2006 09:58:43
Tech Tennis Downs Northwestern State
NATCHITOCHES, La. ? Louisiana Tech?s Monica Kelly won a dramatic three-set match over Northwestern State?s Catalina Villegas to lead the Lady Techsters to a 4-3 win over the Lady Demons Friday afternoon at Jack Fisher Tennis Complex.
Villegas was just two games away from clinching the Lady Demons fourth victory, but fell to Kelly 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 propelling Tech to the win.
In other singles action, Tech?s Avril Martinez defeated NSU?s Fernanda Silva 6-4, 6-2 and Noel Camell defeated Helen Grimes 6-1, 6-0 as Tech and Northwestern State split the six singles matches.
Tech won the match by taking two of the three doubles matches. Kelly and Martinez defeated Villegas and Posada 8-2 while Adriana Makowska and Caroline Tran defeated Marcia Alcantara and Grimes 8-0.
Tech (3-12) plays Arkansas State Saturday and Houston Sunday in Houston, Texas.
Louisiana Tech 4, Northwestern State 3
No. 1 Fernanda Silva/Magali Van den Bergh (NWLA) df. Alex Gaspar/Noel Camell (LT), 8-1; No. 2 Monica Kelly/Avril Martinez (LT) df. Catalina Villegas/Daniela Posada (NWLA), 8-2; No. 3 Adriana Makowska/Caroline Tran (LT) df. Marcia Alcantara/Helen Grimes (NWLA), 8-0
No. 1 Monica Kelly (LT) df. Catalina Villegas (NWLA), 4-6, 7-5, 6-2; No. 2 Avril Martinez (LT) df. Fernanda Silva (NWLA), 6-4, 6-2; No. 3 Magali Van den Bergh (NWLA) df. Adriana Makowska (LT), 6-2, 6-4; No. 4 Marcia Alcantara (NWLA) df. Alex Gaspar (LT), 6-2, 7-5; No. 5 Daniela Posada (NWLA) df. Caroline Tran (LT), 6-0, 6-1; No. 6 Noel Camell (LT) df. Helen Grimes (NWLA), 6-1, 6-0