Feb. 14, 2013
BEAUMONT – After hitting the road for the first month of the season, the Lamar women’s tennis team will return to the friendly confines of Thompson Family Tennis Center on Friday morning as they play host to Louisiana to open the 2013 home slate.
“We’re looking forward to playing UL,” head coach David Wong said. “We had a real battle with them last year. Greg Harkin is a really good coach, and like me, he demands a lot out of his players. It’s going to be a tough one tomorrow, but we hope to have a little of a home court advantage.”
Lamar will be coming into the match after dropping three of the first four to start off the campaign with all three losses coming to ranked opponents. The Lady Cardinals’ lone win came in dominating fashion at Tarleton, which is currently ranked No. 28 in Division II.
Meanwhile, the Ragin’ Cajuns will be looking to bounce back from a 1-3 start that includes losses to Denver, Air Force and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, the latter of which came three days ago in Corpus Christi. UL’s win was over UTPA in Edinburg in 5-2 fashion.
This weekend marks the 15th meeting between the two schools since 1993 with the Cajuns holding the 10-4 series advantage. However, the Lady Cards have been better recently, taking home victories in Lafayette in both of the previous two encounters. LU also had a strong showing in the fall at the Ragin’ Cajun Invitational, racking up a number of flight titles and over 20 singles and doubles victories over the course of the two-day event.
Play will begin on Friday morning at 11 a.m.