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Tennis Continues Hot Play at Ragin' Cajun Invitational
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Release: October 06, 2012
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LAFAYETTE, La.- The Warhawk tennis team wrapped up play at the Ragin' Cajun Invitational Saturday with another superb performance on the courts. Head coach Terrence De Jongh's team finished the weekend with an overall team record of 16-2 in singles and doubles matches. 

Sophomore Sophie Rufyikiri teamed up with junior Medy Blankvoort to start the Warhawks off on the right foot, beating the ULL combo of Ahlkvist and Burkhartt 8-0 in the "Bread Pudding" doubles bracket. Justyna Krol and Iris Van Leeuwen followed them with a 8-1 victory over SELU's duo of Charpeene and Tokereva in the "Snoball" doubles bracket.

Rufyikiri returned to the court in singles play to beat Lamar's Alicia Porte 7-6, 6-3. It was then Blankvoort's turn to add to the ULM victory tally, as she rolled to a 6-1,6-3 win over Anastasia Tokereva of SELU. Krol and Van Leeuwen took over from there, both notching wins in singles play to boost ULM's weekend singles record to 11-1.

Rufyikiri and Blankvoort suffered their first loss of the weekend in third round doubles play, as they fell to the Kriem and Nychtalova pairing from SELU 8-4. The Warhawks bounced back, however, as Krol and Van Leeuwen finished off ULM's tournament with an 8-1 win over ULL's Bradford and Krsmanovic. 

After a fantastic weekend, ULM will have two weeks off before beginning play at the ITA Regional Championships on Friday, October 19 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. 

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