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Women's Tennis Wins Opener Over Central Arkansas
Courtesy: ulmwarhawks.com
Release: January 27, 2013
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MONROE, La. -- ULM (1-0) opened its spring season on Sunday afternoon with a 6-1 victory over Central Arkansas (1-4) inside Raymond Heard Stadium.

In doubles, Medy Blankvoort and Justyna Krol cruised past Kristina Horsikyan and Anna Buyukyan, 8-2, in No. 3 doubles. Sophie Rufyikiri and Ema Turudija collected the doubles point with a 8-3 decision over Krizia Buck and Allison Murphy in No. 1 doubles.. The third doubles match between featuring ULM's Petra Horakova and Silvia Tumova did not finish.

Krol began singles with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Sasha Ruocco in No. 5 singles. Rufyikiri defeated Simona Horsikyan 6-1. 6-1, in No. 1 singles. Blankvoort handled Murphy in No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-2.Horokova collected her first collegiate singles victory, 6-2, 6-0, over Stephanie Gonzalez Valero in No. 6 singles.

Tumova beat Kristina Horsikyan, 6-3, 6-0, in No. 5 singles. In the final match of the day, UCA got on the board as Buck clipped Turudija, 6-4, 7-5, in No. 4 singles.

The Warhawks will play at McNeese State on Friday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m.

Singles competition
1. Sophie Rufyikiri (ULM) def. Simona Horsikyan (UCA) 6-1, 6-1
2. Medy Blankvoort (ULM) def. Allison Murphy (UCA) 6-0, 6-2
3. Silvia Tumova (ULM) def. Kristina Horsikyan (UCA) 6-3, 6-0
4. Krizia Buck (UCA) def. Ema Turudija (ULM) 6-4, 7-5
5. Justyna Krol (ULM) def. Sasha Ruocco (UCA) 6-2, 6-0
6. Petra Horakova (ULM) def. S. Gonzalez-Valero (UCA) 6-2, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Sophie Rufyikiri/Ema Turudija (ULM) def. Krizia Buck/Allison Murphy (UCA) 8-3
2. Simona Horsikyan/Sasha Ruocco (UCA) vs. Petra Horakova/Silvia Tumova (ULM) DNF
3. Medy Blankvoort/Justyna Krol (ULM) def. Kristina Horsikyan/Anna Buyukyan (UCA) 8-2

Match Notes
Central Arkansas 1-4
ULM 1-0
Spring opener for ULM
Coach De Jongh has not lost a home opener in his seven season at ULM