ULM Tennis Hosts Nicholls State on Friday
ULM (6-1) vs. Nicholls State (9-3)
Match 8 vs. Nicholls State: Friday, March 8 at Noon
Location: Monroe, La. / Raymond Heard Stadium
MONROE, La. --
ULM (6-1) will try and rebound after its first loss of the season when Nicholls State (9-3) visits Monroe.
Scouting the Colonels
Nicholls State is a combined 42-28 in singles matches and 23-12 in doubles matches this spring. Isla Brock is 9-2 while Marie Aubert is 8-4. The Colonels have wins over Louisiana Tech and Central Arkansas this season. Head coach Meenakshi Sundaram is in his second season with the program.
Nicholls State vs. ULM Series
ULM leads the all-time series 21-5. The last meeting came on Feb. 11, 2012 with the Warhawks winning 6-1.
Last Time Out
ULM dropped its first match of the season at Texas State, 5-2, on Sunday. ULM won the doubles point but dropped No. 4, 5, and 6 singles.
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 host Sun Belt foe UALR on Saturday at 2 p.m.