Red Wolves Tennis Falls to UALR 4-3 in Close Match

Courtesy Arkansas State University Athletics Department

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (4/10/13) – The Arkansas State women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to UALR (14-9)as the Red Wolves fell to 5-9 overall and 0-6 against Sun Belt Conference opponents.

A-State had three singles winners on the day. In the No. 1 position Tamara Slijepcevic defeated Veronique Luksich 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. Biljana Miloshevska was victorious over Viktoriya Plyuta 6-1, 7-6 (7-4), while Jess Heeps-Eriksen defeated Dane Vorster 7-5, 1-6, 6-2.

Janie Nowland fell in straight sets to Yana Kakovkina 6-3, 6-2 and Ioana Teu fell to Kamilla Galieva 6-0, 6-0. Sofia Krsmanovic was defeated by Christel Amsallem 6-3, 6-2 in the No. 6 position.

A-State won the No. 1 doubles match when Nowland/Teu defeated Michaela McShane/Luksich 8-2. The Red Wolves couldn’t secure the doubles point when Slijepcevic/Heeps-Eriksen lost to Vorster/Amsallem 9-7 and Miloshevska/Krsmanovic were defeated by Plyuta/Galieva 8-5.

“All the credit to UALR,” ASU tennis coach Marina Engelbrecht said. “They played a great competitive match.”

The Red Wolves return to action in its final regular season match and final home match against Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday, April 13. First serve is set for 11:00 a.m. at Allen Park. It’s senior day for the Red Wolves and is also Campus Kids’ Day.


Singles competition

1. Slijepcevic, Tamara (ASU) def. Luksich, Veronique (UALR) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2

2. Kakovkina, Yana (UALR) def. Nowland, Janie (ASU) 6-3, 6-2

3. Miloshevska, Biljana (ASU) def. Plyuta, Viktoriya (UALR) 6-1, 7-6 (7-4)

4. Galieva, Kamilla (UALR) def. Teu, Ioana (ASU) 6-0, 6-0

5. Heeps-Eriksen, Jess (ASU) def. Vorster, Dané (UALR) 7-5, 1-6, 6-2

6. Amsallem, Christel (UALR) def. Krsmanovic, Sofia (ASU) 6-3, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Nowland, Janie/Teu, Ioana (ASU) def. McShane, Michaela/Luksich, Veronique (UALR) 8-2

2. Vorster, Dané/Amsallem, Christel (UALR) def. Slijepcevic, Tamara/Heeps-Eriksen, Jess (ASU) 9-7

3. Plyuta, Viktoriya/Galieva, Kamilla (UALR) def. Miloshevska, Biljana/Krsmanovic, Sofia (ASU) 8-5


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