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No. 75 ULM Tennis Handles UTSA, 6-1
Release: March 01, 2013
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SAN ANTONIO -- The newly ranked ULM women's tennis program handled Texas-San Antonio (4-5) on Friday, 6-1, to improve to 5-0 this spring.

The Warhawks won a hard fought doubles point to take an early 1-0 lead. Isabelle Jonsson and Alena Schichkova defeated Sophie Rufyikiri and Ema Turudija, 8-6, in No. 1 doubles. ULM rallied with Petra Horakova and Silvia Tumova beating Daniela Garcia-Diaz and Jacobea Junger, 8-6, in No. 2 doubles.

Justyna Krol and Medy Blankvoort clinched the doubles victory with an 8-3 win over Natalie Hand and Kavya Menon.

Rufyikiri dropped her second match of the season at No .1 singles to Junger, 6-3, 6-4. Blankvoort edged Jonsson, 7-5, 6-0. Tumova won at No. 3 singles over Schichkova, 6-4, 5-7, 10-3.

Turudija beat Garcia-Diaz, 6-2, 6-0, on No. 4 singles and Krol handled Menon, 6-0, 3-6, 10-5, in No. 5 singles. Horakova cruised past Irene Gonzalez, 6-1, 6-1, in No. 6 singles.

Blankvoort, Horakova, Krol and Tumova are all 5-0 on the season while Blankvoort and Krol are 4-0 in doubles play.

ULM will be back in action on Saturday in San Antonio against Sam Houston State at 11 a.m.

Singles competition
1. Jacobea Junger (UTSA) def. Sophie Rufyikiri (ULM) 6-3, 6-4
2. Medy Blankvoort (ULM) def. Isabelle Jonsson (UTSA) 7-5, 6-0
3. Silvia Tumova (ULM) def. Alena Shichkova (UTSA) 6-4, 5-7, 1-0 (10-3)
4. Ema Turudija (ULM) def. Daniela Garcia-Diaz (UTSA) 6-2, 6-0
5. Justyna Krol (ULM) def. Kavya Menon (UTSA) 6-0, 3-6, 1-0 (10-5)
6. Petra Horakova (ULM) def. Irene Gonzalez (UTSA) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Isabelle Jonsson/Alena Shichkova (UTSA) def. Sophie Rufyikiri/Ema Turudija (ULM) 8-6
2. Petra Horakova/Silvia Tumova (ULM) def. Daniela Garcia-Diaz/Jacobea Junger (UTSA) 8-6
3. Justyna Krol/Medy Blankvoort (ULM) def. Natalie Hand/Kavya Menon (UTSA) 8-3

Match Notes
ULM 5-0; National ranking #75
UTSA 4-5
T-3:35 A-75


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