ULM Tennis Travels to UTSA on Friday
#75 ULM (4-0) at Texas-San Antonio (4-3)
Match 4 vs. Texas-San Antonio: Friday, March 1 at 11 a.m.
Location: San Antonio, Texas / UTSA Tennis Center
MONROE, La. --
No. 75 ULM (4-0) will get back into action on Friday at Texas-San Antonio (4-3) at 11 a.m. The weather forced the Warhawks to postpone its Feb. 22 match at Northwestern State. It will be a busy weekend for ULM with matches on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Scouting the Roadrunners
UTSA are coming off a 6-1 loss at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 22. The Roadrunners neat Northwestern State, 4-3, on Feb. 17. UTSA will play Rice on Thursday before hosting ULM. Junior Isabelle Jonsson is 6-1 this season to lead UTSA. Head Coach Erin Scott (Washington, 2003) is in her seventh season at the helm and has led the program to four All-Southland selections , including three First Team selections.
Texas-San Antonio vs. ULM Series
ULM leads the all-time series 16-9 with the last meeting coming on Jan, 22, 2011, which ULM won 6-1.
Last Time Out
ULM did not play its scheduled match on Feb. 22 due to inclement weather but did sweep Alcorn State, 7-0, on Feb. 16 inside Heard Stadium.
ITA National Team Rankings
The ULM women's tennis program has been ranked at No. 75 in the latest ITA National Team Rankings released on Tuesday. It the first time being ranked since March of 2011. The rankings can be seen by clicking here.
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. This season, ULM handled Central Arkansas, 6-1, to continue De Jongh's streak.
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.
The Warhawks will stay in San Antonio and play Sam Houston State on Saturday at 11 a.m and play at Texas State on Sunday at 11 a.m.