ULM Tennis Begins Homestand with Jackson State
Jackson State at ULM (2-0)
Match 3 vs. Jackson State: Friday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.
Location: Monroe, La. / Raymond Heard Stadium
MONROE, La. -- ULM (2-0) will return to Heard Stadium following a 6-1 win at McNeese State on Feb. 8 to square off against Jackson State.
Jackson State vs. ULM Series
ULM leads the all-time series 3--0 over Jackson State. The last meeting was in 2009-10 when ULM won, 6-1.
Last Time Out
ULM (2-0) continued its early season success Friday afternoon with a 6-1 victory at McNeese State at the Nancy Hook Tennis Center.
Medy Blankvoort went 7-1 in singles and 8-3 in doubles during the fall season. Sophie Rufyikiri went 6-0 in singles and 4-1 in doubles. Silvia Tumova went 7-0 in singles and 4-4 in doubles. Justyna Krol went 6-1 in singles and 6-2 in doubles. Iris Van Leeuwen went 3-5 in singles and 6-0 in doubles.
Junior forward Medy Blankvoort went 16-1 last season and pushed her career record to 46-16 on her way to an All-Sun Belt selection. Blankvoort collected a winning streak of 16 matches overall which included her victory over Denver's Emma Isberg in the 2011 Sun Belt Conference Tournament. Blankvoort was also named to the 2011-12 Sun Belt Commissioner's List.
Coach Terrence De Jongh has not lost a home-opener in his six seasons at ULM. Last season, the Warhawks disposed of McNeese State 6-1. In his first season at ULM, his program cruised past Grambling State, 7-0.
The Warhawks do not have a senior on the roster but Coach De Jongh does posses a wealth of experience. All but one of the Warhawks have competed at ULM, freshman Petra Harakova joined the team at semester.
ULM's roster does not contain one player from the United States. The Warhawks boast student-athletes from five different countries. Furthest away from home is Sophie Rufyikiri who is 8,155 miles away from her hometown of Bujumbura, Burundi.
ULM will continue its three-match homestand with Alcorn State on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.