ASU Tennis falls to UALR

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ( – 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.

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