April 3, 2005
BEAUMONT - The Lamar women's tennis team recorded its second straight 7-0 victory on Sunday morning, blanking the Nicholls State Lady Colonels in Southland Conference action at the Cardinal Courts.
The win moved the Lady Cardinals to 12-7 on the year, with a 5-3 SLC mark. NSU slipped to 1-12 overall and 0-7 in league action. Lamar's next match is slated for Saturday, Apr. 9 against Texas-San Antonio at 9 a.m. LU will also make a stop in San Marcos on Sunday, Apr. 10 for an SLC match against Texas State at 1 p.m.
Sunday's match was all LU, as the Lady Cards went the entire match without surrendering a single set. In doubles play, Lamar's No. 1 team of Andrea Martinez and Tara Shelander easily won over NSU's Dorian Robichaux and Jennifer Rodriguez, 8-2, for their 17th win of the year. LU's No. 2 and 3 teams also posted victories, as the Lady Cardinals took an early lead in the match by winning the doubles point.
In singles action it was more of the same, as Lamar maintained its intensity against the overmatched Nicholls State squad. Martinez and senior Hayley Bakker each posted decisive 6-1, 6-1 wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots, respectively, while Shelander earned an easy victory at the No. 2 as NSU's Shamra Gray retired after falling behind 4-0 in the first set. The wins moved Martinez and Shelander to 13-6 on the year, while Bakker improved to 12-7.
Kendall Gibbs and Marion Brument put together near flawless performances at the No. 4 and 5 positions, dealing their opponents 6-0, 6-0 losses. Gibbs, a junior from Mansfield, improved to 7-12 overall, while Brument upped her singles record to 12-6, including a 6-2 league record. Freshman Marine LeRoy tallied her second conference win of the year with a 6-2, 6-0 win at the No. 6 spot.
Lamar University 7, Nicholls State 0 Singles competition:
1. Andrea Martinez
(LAMAR) def. Jennifer Rodriguez (NICH) 6-1, 6-1
2. Tara Shelander
(LAMAR) def. Shamra Gray (NICH) 4-0, retired
3. Hayley Bakker
(LAMAR) def. Dorian Robichaux (NICH) 6-1, 6-1
4. Kendall Gibbs
(LAMAR) def. Monique Savoy (NICH) 6-0, 6-0
5. Marion Brument
(LAMAR) def. Jordan Vaccarella (NICH) 6-0, 6-0
6. Marine LeRoy
(LAMAR) def. Cheri White (NICH) 6-2, 6-0
1. Martinez/Shelander (LAMAR) def. Robichaux/Rodriguez (NICH) 8-2
2. Gibbs/LeRoy (LAMAR) def. Vaccarella/Gray (NICH) 9-7
3. Bakker/Brument (LAMAR) def. White/Savoy (NICH) 8-1