TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The ULM Warhawks were eliminated from competition at the ITA Southern Regional Championships Saturday. The event was hosted by the University of Alabama.
ULM advanced both doubles pairs into the third round of the consolation draw before falling. At the start of the day, Sophie Rufyikiri
and Justyna Krol
defeated Kristin Lewis and Lauren Caballero of Samford
, 8-3 and the duo of Medy Blankvoort
and Silvia Tomova
swept Rebekah Adewumi and Laura Rojas of Jackson State
In the third round, however, the Warhawks Rufyikiri and Krol were surpassed by Emily Flickinger and Pleun Burgmans of Auburn, 8-2 and LSU's Kaitlin Burns and Ariel Morton bested Blankvoort and Tomova, 8-4.
The competitors closed Saturday with a round of singles. ULM's representation fell short in both matches played. Tomova and Flickinger (Auburn) split the first two sets before Flickinger won 10-4 in a super tiebreaker (3-6, 6-3, 10-4). Krol, meanwhile, fell to Emma Levy of Tulane (6-2, 6-1).
The Warhawks are back in action October 26 at the Southern Miss Golden Eagles Halloween Classic in Hattiesburg, Miss. to wrap up the fall campaign.
DOUBLES - Third Round (Consolation Draw)
Kaitlin Burns/Ariel Morton (LSU) def. Medy Blankvoort
/Silvia Tomova (ULM) 8-4
SINGLES - Third Round (Consolation Draw)
Emily Flickinger (Auburn) def. Silvia Tomova
(ULM) 3-6, 6-3, 10-4