March 12, 2013
MOBILE, Ala. – The Lamar women’s tennis team was unable to continue its success in the lower half of the line-up on Tuesday, falling 5-2 to South Alabama at Bruce David Lubel Memorial Tennis Courts.
“We should’ve played better in doubles, but we still had a chance to win in singles,” head coach David Wong said. “You have to give credit to South Alabama for fighting hard. We had our chances today, but we’ll try again on Thursday.”
Carolina Salas and Carolina Masó provided the points from the top two spots with Salas registering a 7-6, 6-4 win at the top spot, and Masó bouncing back for a 2-6, 7-5, 6-4 decision at the second.
At No. 3, Dariya Dashutina lost 6-4, 7-5 to Emily Newton, and Alicia Porte dropped a 6-4, 7-5 loss at line four.
Alessandra Pennesi’s unblemished 4-0 singles record was brought to a halt with a 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 loss at the fifth spot, and Natalia Mayagoitia’s three-match win streak fell in 7-5, 6-1 fashion to Cinta Maria Papke at No. 6.
In doubles, USA locked up 8-2 and 8-1 victories at the top two spots, and Pennesi and Salas trailed 5-4 at line three when the round was called.
Lamar will continue its four-game road swing on Thursday with another match vs. a Sun Belt squad, taking on Troy in Mobile before setting out for conference matches at both Nicholls and Southeastern Louisiana.