A-State Women’s Tennis Falls 6-1 at UCA

A-State Women’s Tennis Falls 6-1 at UCA

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

Singles competition

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

Doubles competition

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

Match Notes:

Arkansas State 1-4

Central Arkansas 4-0