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ASU Tennis beats McNeese State

LAKE CHARLES, La. (2/27/11) — The Arkansas State women's tennis team
(3-4) topped the Cowgirls of McNeese State (3-2) by a score of 5-2
Sunday afternoon in Lake Charles, La.

"Everyone fought really hard which enabled us to pull off a close one
this time," said ASU head coach Marcia Williams.  "McNeese has the
best team I have ever seen them have.  They lost to
Louisiana-Lafayette only 4-3, while we lost to ULL 6-1.  So to beat
McNeese 5-2 today is a really good accomplishment for us."

A-State swept the doubles action on the day, winning at all three
positions.  Emily Crowe and Ioana Teu teamed up for an 8-3 win over
Ilona Serchenko and Ralitsa Pirdopska at No. 1, while Janie Nowland
and Biljana Miloshevska defeated Kwynn Biggs and Maria Frausto 8-5 at
No. 2.  Jenny Herring and Menna Kamal rounded out the doubles wins for
ASU, topping Tea Tvrtkovic and Anastasio Surkova 8-3 at No. 3.

In singles action, Herring bounced back for a 0-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory
over Pirdopska at No. 2.  Miloshevska stretched her singles win streak
to five matches with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Surkova at No.4.  Teu picked
up a 7-5, 2-6, 6-1 victory over Biggs at No. 5, and Kamal defeated
Marcella Castaldi 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6.

The Red Wolves return to action Wednesday afternoon when they host
Murray State at Allen Park at 2:30 p.m.

Singles competition
1. Ilona Serchenko (MCN) def. Emily Crowe (ASU) 6-1, 7-5
2. Jenny Herring (ASU) def. Ralitsa Pirdopska (MCN) 0-6, 6-1, 6-4
3. Tea Tvrtkovic (MCN) def. Janie Nowland (ASU) 6-1, 1-6, 6-2
4. Biljana Miloshevska (ASU) def. Anastasio Surkova (MCN) 6-3, 6-2
5. Ioana Teu (ASU) def. Kwynn Biggs (MCN) 7-5, 2-6, 6-1
6. Menna Kamal (ASU) def. Marcella Castaldi (MCN) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Emily Crowe/Ioana Teu (ASU) def. Ilona Serchenko/Ralitsa Pirdopska (MCN) 8-3
2. Janie Nowland/Biljana Miloshevska (ASU) def. Kwynn Biggs/Maria
Frausto (MCN) 8-5
3. Jenny Herring/Menna Kamal (ASU) def. Tea Tvrtkovic/Anastasio
Surkova (MCN) 8-3

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