Feb. 21, 2005
SHREVEPORT, La. - The Lamar women's tennis team earned its first win of the 2005 season on Friday, knocking off the Centenary College Ladies, 6-1, in non-conference action at the Centenary Tennis Courts.
The win improved the Lady Cardinals overall record to 1-4, while the Ladies fell to 0-6 on the year.
The match opened with doubles play, where Lamar used a pair of strong performances at the No. 1 and 2 positions to earn the team point. Sophomore Andrea Martinez and teammate Tara Shelander posted their fourth straight doubles win at the No. 1 with a decisive 8-4 victory. The win moved the pair's season record to 4-1.
Junior Kendall Gibbs and freshman Marine LeRoy easily took care of business at the No. 2 with a lop-sided 8-1 win over CC's sister team of Christine and Jennifer Majchrowicz. Lamar also won the No. 3 doubles match by default, as Centenary could not field a third doubles pairing with only five team members.
In singles play, only CC's Anja Schmidt was able to produce a victory for the ladies as she needed three sets to take down Martinez in the No. 1 spot. A native of Durango, Mexico, Martinez fell 6-3, 2-6 and 10-7. Shelander rolled to her second singles win of the year at the No. 2, dumping Heather Kelley 6-2 and 6-0.
Senior Hayley Bakker fought off Centenary's No. 3 in straight sets, 6-1, 7-6, need a 7-5 tiebreaker win in the second set to earn the victory. Gibbs won her first singles match of the year at the No. 4 with a 6-2, 6-2 straight-set victory.
Freshman Marion Brument earned her first collegiate singles win at the No. 5 with a shutout of Centenary's Versha Sharma. The Groffliers, France native won in impressive fashion, 6-0 and 6-0. LeRoy picked up a default win at the No. 6 to round out the Lady Cardinals scoring.