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ASU Tennis falls at Lamar Sunday afternoon

BEAUMONT, Texas (2/20/11) – The Arkansas State women's tennis team
(2-3) fell to the undefeated Lamar Cardinals (4-0) by a slim 4-3
margin Sunday afternoon in Beaumont, Texas.

"We had to pull Ioana (Teu) out of the singles lineup because her knee
was hurting her too badly," said ASU head coach Marcia Williams.
"Unfortunately, our schedule doesn't get any easier next weekend when
we come back to Louisiana and play the Southland Conference Champions,
Northwestern State, but I think the good competition will help us
improve and we will benefit in the long run."

The Red Wolves took the doubles point Sunday with Janie Nowland and
Biljana Miloshevska winning at No. 2 and Jenny Herring and Menna Kamal
winning at No. 3.  Nowland and Miloshevska topped Alessandra Pennesi
and Helene Czudek 8-3, while Herring and Kamal defeated Natalia
Mayagoitia and Diana Mendez 8-4.

A-State won just two singles matches in the loss.  Nowland downed
Mayagoitia 6-4, 6-2, and Miloshevska topped Pennesi 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.

The Red Wolves hit the courts again when they travel to Natchitoches,
La. to take on Northwestern State Feb. 26.  The match is set to begin
at 10:00 a.m.

Singles competition
1. Mariaryeni Gutierrez (LUW) def. Emily Crowe (ARKST) 6-3, 6-1
2. Kaltrina Harbuzi (LUW) def. Jenny Herring (ARKST) 6-3, 6-0
3. Janie Nowland (ARKST) def. Natalia Mayagoitia (LUW) 6-4, 6-2
4. Biljana Miloshevska (ARKST) def. Alessandra Pennesi (LUW) 5-7, 6-1, 6-1
5. Diana Mendez (LUW) def. Ceara Howey (ARKST) 6-2, 6-1
6. Helene Czudek (LUW) def. Menna Kamal (ARKST) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. Kaltrina Harbuzi/Mariaryeni Gutierrez (LUW) def. Emily Crowe/Ioana
Teu (ARKST) 8-5
2. Janie Nowland/Biljana Miloshevska (ARKST) def. Alessandra
Pennesi/Helene Czudek (LUW) 8-2
3. Jenny Herring/Menna Kamal (ARKST) def. Natalia Mayagoitia/Diana
Mendez (LUW) 8-4

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