Lamar Women Roll To 7-0 Non-Conference Victory Over Texas-Pan American

GO CARDINALS Andrea Martinez won her 12th singles match of the season on Saturday night against UTPA.
Andrea Martinez won her 12th singles match of the season on Saturday night against UTPA.

April 2, 2005


BEAUMONT - A short-lived, two-match losing streak ended abruptly for the Lamar women's tennis team, as the Lady Cardinals rolled to a 7-0 victory over Texas-Pan American Saturday night at the Cardinal Courts.

With the win, Lamar upped its spring record to 11-7, while the Lady Broncs slipped to 1-6 on the year. LU returns to action on Sunday morning with a 9 a.m. Southland Conference match against visiting Nicholls State.

The match opened with doubles play where LU's top No. 1 team of Tara Shelander and Andrea Martinez took little time dispatching UTPA's Silke Buksik and Katherine Barto, 8-0. The Lady Cardinal pair is now 16-2 on the year, which leads the team and the SLC. Senior Hayley Bakker and Marion Brument played their second straight match at the No. 2 slot, where they easily handled the Lady Broncs pairing of Elysia Sloan and Angela Saenz, 8-0. Bakker and Brument are now 11-3 for the season. The Lady Cardinals also picked up a default win at the No. 3 position.

With the doubles point locked up, Lamar kept up the pressure in singles play, sweeping through every match with straight set wins. Martinez, a sophomore from Durango, Mexico, rebounded nicely in her No. 1 match after a disappointing loss in LU's morning session with Southeastern Louisiana. The 5-7 right-hander dropped Buksik, 6-2, 6-3, to improve to 12-6 on the year.

Shelander, a sophomore from Beaumont, won at the No. 2 by scores of 6-1 and 6-0, while Bakker dominated Sloan at the No. 3 position, 6-1 and 6-2. Shelander kept pace with Martinez at 12-6 overall, while Bakker improved to 11-7.

Junior Kendall Gibbs ended a four-match skid at the No. 4 spot with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking of UTPA's Saenz. Brument also recorded a much needed win at the No. 5 with an identical win over the Lady Broncs' Lopez.



Lady Cardinal freshman Marine LeRoy won by default at the No. 6 singles position.

Lamar University 7, Texas-Pan American 0
Singles competition:
1. Andrea Martinez (LAMAR) def. Silke Buksik (UTPA) 6-2, 6-3
2. Tara Shelander (LAMAR) def. Katherine Barto (UTPA) 6-1, 6-0
3. Hayley Bakker (LAMAR) def. Elysia Sloan (UTPA) 6-1, 6-2
4. Kendall Gibbs (LAMAR) def. Angela Saenz (UTPA) 6-0, 6-0
5. Marion Brument (LAMAR) def. Monica Lopez (UTPA) 6-0, 6-0
6. Marine LeRoy (LAMAR) def. No Player (UTPA), by default

Doubles competition:
1. Andrea Martinez/Tara Shelander (LAMAR) def. Silke Buksik/Katherine Barto (UTPA) 8-0
2. Hayley Bakker/Marion Brument (LAMAR) def. Elysia Sloan/Angela Saenz (UTPA) 8-0
3. Kendall Gibbs/Marine LeRoy (LAMAR) def. No Player/No Player (UTPA), by default

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