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Tennis: Women Wrap Up Season With Loss At Arkansas State; Men - With Loss At UTA
JONESBORO, Ark. – Louisiana Women's Tennis (6-14, 1-8 SBC), in its season finale, lost 4-0 at Arkansas State (5-12, 2-8 SBC) in a Sunday morning Sun Belt Conference matchup at the Jonesboro Country Club.
HOW IT HAPPENED (Doubles): Arkansas State began the match by taking the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Louisiana's freshmen duo of Ai Noa Fabre and Hoda Habib lost at No. 1 to the Red Wolves' duo of Anita Detlava and Masip, 6-0.
The Red Wolves took the next match at No. 2, with a 6-0 win by Shelby King and Shannon O'Brien over junior Milena Achlamov and sophomore Dana Radovanovic. The win gave Arkansas State a 1-0 lead heading into singles.
HOW IT HAPPENED (Singles): Louisiana would not snag a win in singles, with Arkansas State taking the matches at No. 1 through No. 3. At No. 2 singles, Radovanovic lost to King in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, which gave Arkansas State a 2-0 lead.
Despite losing the next two singles matches, Louisiana did not go down quietly with both of the remaining matches to finish going three sets. At No. 3, Habib took the first set, but could not hold off Detlava who came away with a 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, three-set win.
Arkansas State's clinching win came in a three-set marathon at No. 1, where sophomore Floriane Picaut put up a strong fight for the Ragin' Cajuns, taking the first set and pushing the second set to a tiebreaker, before losing to Pornpawee Pramethong. The final score in the three-set battle was 5-7, 7-6, 6-4, and despite Picaut's great efforts, Arkansas State locked up the 4-0 win.
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Men's Tennis Drop Regular Season Finale At UTA
ARLINGTON, Texas – Louisiana Men's Tennis (21-9, 3-4 SBC) wrapped up its 2019 regular season with a tough 4-0 loss at UT Arlington (14-8, 4-2 SBC), in a Sunday afternoon Sun Belt Conference matchup at the UTA Tennis Center.
HOW IT HAPPENED (Doubles): UT Arlington began the day by taking the doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. At No. 1, the Louisiana pairing of senior Arthur Libaud and junior Pearse Dolan dropped their match to Guanarteme Nuez and Mauricio Rio, 6-1.
At No. 3, the Ragin' Cajuns junior pairing of Elio Lago and Jamie Fraser lost to Miguel Cabrera and Alejandro Hayen, 6-4, to give UT Arlington the doubles point and a 1-0 lead heading into singles.
HOW IT HAPPENED (Singles): Louisiana, down 1-0 after the doubles point, would unfortunately fail to pick up any wins in singles as UT Arlington took wins at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 singles to get the win. At No. 2, Dolan fell in straight sets to Nuez, 6-2, 6-4 and at No. 5, Fraser dropped his match, 6-2, 6-2, to Cabrera.
At No. 4, Libaud put up a battle against Hayen, pushing the first set to a tiebreaker, before eventually falling in straight sets, 7-6, 6-1. The three wins in singles gave UT Arlington the 4-0 win over Louisiana in the regular season finale.
UP NEXT FOR THE CAJUNS: Louisiana will now await its seeding in the Sun Belt Conference Championships, which are set to begin on Friday, April 19 at Peachtree City, Georgia.
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