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ULM Tennis Sweeps Central Arkansas

Release: 03/09/2012
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CONWAY, Ark. - ULM notched a 4-0 victory against Central Arkansas Friday afternoon at the UCA Tennis Courts. It marked a rare two-win day as the Warhawks defeated conference foe UALR Friday morning in Little Rock, Ark.

ULM (9-2) rolled through the late afternoon match and didn't drop a set in route to its fifth straight victory. For the second time today the Warhawks did not compete in doubles play.

ULM's Sophie Rufyikiri picked up an easy victory against UCA's Simona Horsikyan with a 6-1, 6-1 result at No. 1 singles. Medy Blankvoort topped Kristina Horsikyan 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3 singles and Monica Winkel knocked off Maribelle Siegfried 6-0, 6-1 at No. 6 singles.

The decisive match came at No. 4 singles where Ema Turudija defeated Sasha Ruocco 6-3, 6-4. Silvia Tumova and Vivian Polak each led their opponents in the second set before the match was called.

ULM will have 13 days off before hosting rival UL-Lafayette Thursday (March 22) at 2 p.m.


ULM 4, Central Arkansas 0


Singles:

1. Sophie Rufyikiri (ULM) def. Horsikyan, Simona (UCA) 6-1, 6-1
2. Silvia Tumova (ULM) def. Murphy, Allison (UCA) 6-2, 5-3, unfinished
3. Medy Blankvoort (ULM) def. Horsikyan, Kristina (UCA) 6-1, 6-3
4. Ema Turudija (ULM) def. Ruocco, Sasha (UCA) 6-3, 6-4
5. Vivian Polak (ULM) def. Gonzalez Valero, Ste (UCA) 6-1, 3-1, unfinished
6. Monica Winkel (ULM) def. Siegfried, Maribelle (UCA) 6-0, 6-1

Doubles:

None


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