March 23, 2012
LA Tech Tennis Notes
RUSTON, La. - With a road trip to the state of Utah this weekend, the Louisiana Tech's tennis team will be looking for their first Western Athletic Conference win of the season as they travel to take on Utah State Saturday at 11 a.m. CT. The Lady Techsters will then play at Weber State Sunday at 11 a.m. CT.
Tech enters the weekend with a 9-3 record having won four straight matches and is 0-1 in conference play.
After a three-set comeback win Sunday at Nicholls State, junior Alena Erofeyeva is 12-0 on the year in singles matches with her last four wins coming at the No. 4 position.
Senior Elne Barnard reached double-digit wins in the dual season this past weekend, sporting a 10-2 mark. She and fellow senior Maartje de Wit are both on four-match winning streaks in singles competition.
The team of junior Vivian ten Dolle and de Wit are 8-1 in the spring at the No. 2 spot and has won seven matches in-a-row. Senior Anna Zurek and Barnard are 7-5 when teaming together and are 6-4 in the No. 1 flight.
Utah State is 5-6 on the year and will be playing their first WAC match of the spring against the Lady Techsters. Prior to Saturday's match, the Aggies will host San Francisco Friday afternoon.
McKenzie Davis leads Utah State with a 15-4 record in singles matches and is 10-1 on the dual season with five wins apiece at the No. 2 and 3 positions. Jaci West and Romina Nedakovic are both 6-5 in the spring as all of their matches have come at the No. 1 and 4 spots, respectively.
In doubles action, the team of McKenzie Davis and West is 9-2 in the No. 1 position and the duo of Brianna Rowland and Kimberly Watts is 4-1 at No. 3.
Weber State is looking for their first victory of the season as they enter the weekend with a 0-14 mark.
Nittaya Phonharath paces the Wildcats with four wins in singles matches with her victories being split between the No. 4 through 6 positions. Brittnay Moore is the team's primary No. 1 player and has compiled a 3-10 mark.
Weber State has only won four doubles matches in the spring with three teams have already lost at least 10 times this year.
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