ULM Meets Texas State on Sunday
#75 ULM (6-0) vs. Texas State (3-3)
Match 7 vs. Texas State: Sunday, March 3 at 11 a.m.
Location: San Marcos, Texas / Texas State Tennis Complex
MONROE, La. --
No. 75 ULM (6-0) will travel to Texas State (3-3) on Sunday for an 11 a.m. match.
Scouting the Bobcats
Texas State is 3-3 this spring and is led by Jessica Kahts who is 14-6 including the fall season. The Bobcats have lost two straight, most recently to SMU on Feb. 23. Head coach Tory Plunkett is in her ninth season with the program.
Texas State vs. ULM Series
ULM leads the all-time series 16-6 with the last meeting coming on March 5 2005, which ULM won 4-3.
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.
ULM will return home to face Nicholls State on Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m.