From Arkansas State University
The Arkansas State women's tennis team used five wins in singles play to power past Nicholls State (8-11) by a score of 5-2 at the Colonel Tennis Complex in Thibodaux, La. Saturday afternoon. The Red Wolves now stand at 5-6 on the season.
A-State's Tamara Slijepcevic improved her winning streak to four matches as she defeated Marie Aubert in straight sets 7-5, 6-1. Biljana Miloshevska topped Isla Brock by a count of 6-1, 6-2 and Ioana Teu secured another point for the Red Wolves as she was victorious over Eva Castiglioni in straight sets 6-3, 6-3.
Jess Heeps-Eriksen returned to her winning ways by defeating Emma Pitre 6-2, 6-4 and Sofia Krsmanovic finished out the scoring for ASU with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Catherine Gauthier. Nicholls State was only able to gain one win in singles play behind Natalia Cardiff's win over Janie Nowland in straight sets 6-1, 6-4.
The Colonels also won the doubles point when they won two of the three matches. Cardiff/Brock defeated A-State's duo of Nowland/Teu by a score of 8-2 and Castiglioni/Aubert topped ASU's pair of Miloshevska/Chiara Stefanov by a count of 8-5. Slijepcevic/Heeps-Eriksen defeated NSU's pair of Pitre/Gauthier 8-2 to improve to 2-0 as a pair this season.
"I'm proud of how the team turned it around from yesterday and played as a team," ASU tennis coach Marina Engelbrecht said. "I loved the energy and desire we showed today."
The Red Wolves conclude its busy weekend Sunday with a match against the Cowgirls of McNeese State. First serve is set for noon as ASU attempts to win two out of three matches on its Louisiana road swing.