Arkansas State women’s tennis falls to Louisiana

Arkansas State women’s tennis falls to Louisiana
Valley View alum Hunter Roper serves during an Arkansas State women's tennis matchup on April 7th. (Source: KAIT)

In the continuation of Arkansas State’s suspended tennis match versus Louisiana, the Red Wolves dropped a 4-2 decision on Wednesday at the A-State Tennis Complex.

The match began on March 27, but play was suspended due to travel arrangements for the Ragin’ Cajuns with A-State leading 2-1 after sweeping the doubles point. The Ragin’ Cajuns evened the score at 1-1 with Lucie Raquin defeating Jill Morse 6-0, 6-1, but Thea Rice triumphed over Floriane Picaut in three sets to make it 2-1 before the stoppage of play.

Louisiana (9-5, 4-2 SBC) evened the score at 2-all when Hunter Roper dropped a 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 decision to Clara Mantaux before taking a 3-2 lead against the Red Wolves (4-6, 2-4) on a 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 win by Christina Jordan over Shelby King.

Babette Burgersdijk then clinched the match for the Ragin’ Cajuns, defeating A-State’s Yasmine Hubert 6-1, 6-0 to end the match.

A-State returns to action Saturday, April 10, for a rematch against the Ragin’ Cajuns. First serve in Lafayette is set for 10 a.m. CT.

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