Oct. 7, 2012
LAFAYETTE, La. - The Lamar women's tennis team followed up its strong Friday with an equally impressive outing on Saturday, totaling 11 wins to conclude play at the UL Invitational at Cajun Courts.
"It was a very good day for us," head coach David Wong said. "We had 22 wins for the weekend, and I'm really happy with the performance. This shows good progress for us."
Alicia Porte and Lara Bogdan got things going early for the Lady Cardinals, taking home a decisive 8-0 victory over Arkansas State's Biljana Milosevska and Chiara Stefanov in Bread Pudding Doubles. The LU team would return later in the day to defeat another ASU team, this time Janie Nowland and Ioana Teu, in 8-5 fashion to take home the championship.
Carolina Salas and Natalia Mayagoitia also had a good day in doubles against McNeese, defeating Andreea Nenu and Diana Pirciu 8-1 and later Lara Pujol and Anastasia Surkova 8-4 in the Bananas Foster flight.
In singles action, Porte finished second in the Etouffee bracket, losing 7-6, 6-3 to ULM's Sophie Rufyikiri, and Salas was third after beating Louisiana's Sophie Van den Aarsen 6-3, 6-2.
In the Jambalaya flight, Helene Czudek also posted a third place finish, winning 6-4, 0-6 (7) over Milosevska.
Due to Lamar athletes playing each other in a final, the brackets got a bit of a shake up, and Mayagoitia took advantage of it, moving up a flight to Gumbo and knocking off Pirciu 6-1, 6-2.
Three Lady Cards posted victories in the Po-Boy flight, with Pennesi earning the championship by way of a 6-0, 6-4 decision over Andriana Castillo of SLU. Lara Bogdan
kept the success against the Lady Lions going, defeating Morgan Charpeene 3-6 6-4 (4), and Dashutina closed it out with a 6-1, 6-2 win over ASU's Stefanov.
Lamar will return to action next week with a trip up to Nachitoches, La., to compete at the Northwestern State Invitational.