Feb. 12, 2012
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas -
The Lamar University women's tennis team won a pair of non-conference matches Sunday, opening the day with a 5-2 win over Abilene Christian before rolling to a 7-0 triumph over Prairie View A&M.
"Today was a very long, cold day," Lamar coach David Wong said. "We got to the courts at 7:30 a.m. and we got done at 6 p.m."
Carolina Salas, Carolina Maso, Alicia Porte and Alessandra Pennesi all won both of their singles matches on the day for the Lady Cardinals (2-3). Salas playing No. 1 singles, claimed an impressive 6-2, 6-1 win over Abilene Christian's Julia Mongin, who was ranked No. 3 nationally in Division II by the Intercollegiate Tennis Federation.
Lamar win over Abilene Christian handed the Wildcats (5-1) their first loss of the season. Abilene Christian entered the weekend ranked sixth nationally in Division II.
"We played very focused throughout the day," Wong said. "We battled the match on every point."
Lamar is idle until hosting Texas State in the Southland Conference opener at 11 a.m. March 3 at the Thompson Family Tennis Center.