CONWAY, AR (ASU) — Arkansas State suffered a 6-1 loss to Central Arkansas in a non-conference tennis match Monday afternoon at the UCA Tennis Courts.
Jess Heeps-Eriksen captured the Red Wolves (1-4) only victory of the afternoon with a 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 in the No. 4 singles match. Five of the six singles matches went to a full three sets but the Red Wolves came up short in the final set despite battling close in each match.
In the No. 1 match Tamara Slijepcevic lost to Nataly Yoo 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, while Julie Gauguery lost to Kelsey Williams 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in the No. 2 match. Sabina Jeresic and Sofia Krsmanovic also suffered tough losses despite going three sets. Jeresic lost to Allison Murphy 6-1, 6-7, 6-4 in the No. 5 match, while Krsmanovic lost to Bianca Strukelj 7-5, 5-7, 6-1.
In doubles competition Victoria Pisani/Julie Gauguery lost to Nataly Yoo/Cassidy Crawford 6-4 in the No. 1 match, while Tamara Slijepcevic/Sabina Jeresic lost to Kelsey Williams/Allison Murphy 6-2. In the third doubles match Sofia Krsmanovic/Jess Heeps-Eriksen lost to Brianca Strukelj/Kristina Horsikyan 6-0.
A-State returns to the road for a match against Missouri State on Friday, Feb. 13 at the RidgePointe Country Club.
Tennis Match Results
Arkansas State vs Central Arkansas
2/9/2015 at Conway, Ark.
Central Arkansas 6, Arkansas State 1
1. Nataly Yoo (UCA) def. Slijepcevic, Tamara (ASU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
2. Kelsey Williams (UCA) def. Gauguery, Julie (ASU) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
3. Kristina Horsikyan (UCA) def. Pisani, Victoria (ASU) 7-5, 6-2
4. Heeps-Eriksen, Jess (ASU) def. Cassidy Crawford (UCA) 6-1, 4-6, 7-6
5. Allison Murphy (UCA) def. Jeresic, Sabina (ASU) 6-1, 6-7, 6-4
6. Bianca Strukelj (UCA) def. Krsmanovic, Sofia (ASU) 7-5, 5-7, 6-1
1. Nataly Yoo/Cassidy Crawford (UCA) def. Gauguery, Julie/Pisani, Victoria (ASU) 6-4
2. Kelsey Williams/Allison Murphy (UCA) def. Slijepcevic, Tamara/Jeresic, Sabina (ASU) 6-2
3. Kristina Horsikyan/Bianca Strukelj (UCA) def. Krsmanovic, Sofia/Heeps-Eriksen, Jess (ASU) 6-0
Arkansas State 1-4