LU Women Take Out Sam Houston State, 4-3

GO CARDINALS Freshman Marion Brument won her fifth straight singles match on Sunday.
GO CARDINALS
Freshman Marion Brument won her fifth straight singles match on Sunday.
GO CARDINALS

March 20, 2005

Results

HUNTSVILLE - One day after a disappointing loss at Texas-Arlington, the Lamar women's tennis team bounced back with a 4-3 Southland Conference win at Sam Houston State, picking off the Bearkats at the SHSU Tennis Courts.

The win capped a two-match road swing and upped the Lady Cardinals record to 9-6 overall and 4-2 in SLC play. Sam Houston fell to 6-6 for the year and 1-2 in league action. LU returns to the courts on Saturday, Mar. 26 with a 3 p.m. non-conference match against Abilene Christian.

For the sixth time in as many matches, the Lady Cardinals started off the match by winning the doubles point. LU's No. 1 doubles team of Andrea Martinez and Tara Shelander continued to show their dominance by winning for the 14th straight time with an 8-4 victory over Lata Assudani and Mounia Hassib. The Lamar sophomore combo now boasts a 14-1 overall record and a perfect 6-0 mark in SLC matches.

LU also picked up a doubles win at the No. 3 position, where senior Hayley Bakker and freshman Marion Brument won for the fifth straight time with an 8-6 decision. The pair is now 9-2 overall and 4-1 in the SLC. Lamar's No. 2 team lost by the same score (8-6) to SHSU's Cristina Flores and Erika Rudich.

In singles play, Lamar clinched the overall victory by posting wins at the top and bottom of the draw. Martinez, a native of Durango, Mexico, rebounded from a straight set loss to UTA's nationally-ranked No. 1 on Saturday by recording a three-set, come-from-behind win over the Bearkats top player on Sunday. Martinez improved to 10-5 on the year and 5-1 in league play with a 3-6, 6-4 and 6-4 win. Shelander, Martinez's doubles partner, fell on the opposite end of her three-set match with Emma McDougall. A native of Beaumont, Shelander won the first set of the No. 2 match, 6-3, but fell 7-5 and 6-4 in the following two frames. The loss snapped a five-match winning streak and dropped the left-hander to 10-5 on the year.

 

 

Bakker and Gibbs both lost for the second straight time, dropping straight set decisions at the No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Brument, a freshman from Groffliers, France, continued her hot play at the No. 5, dropping SHSU's Rudich, 6-3 and 6-2. Brument has now won five in a row, while upping her season record to 10-4 overall and 5-1 in the SLC. LeRoy, a freshman from France, won her first league match of the year with a 6-4, 6-0 drubbing of Sam Houston's No. 6.

Lamar University 4, Sam Houston State 3
Singles competition:
1. Andrea Martinez (LAMAR) def. Lata Assudani (SHSU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
2. Emma McDougall (SHSU) def. Tara Shelander (LAMAR) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
3. Mounia Hassib (SHSU) def. Hayley Bakker (LAMAR) 6-3, 6-4
4. Cristina Flores (SHSU) def. Kendall Gibbs (LAMAR) 6-3, 6-0
5. Marion Brument (LAMAR) def. Erika Rudich (SHSU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Marine LeRoy (LAMAR) def. Bethany Yurkiw (SHSU) 6-4, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Martinez/Shelander (LAMAR) def. Assudani/Hassib (SHSU) 8-4
2. Flores/Rudich (SHSU) def. Gibbs/LeRoy (LAMAR) 8-6
3. Bakker/Brument (LAMAR) def. McDougall/Yurkiw (SHSU) 8-6

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