MONROE, La. -- ULM improved its record to 8-1 on the season with 7-0 sweep over conference foe UALR on Saturday at Heard Stadium. The Warhawks opened the match by winning the doubles point to take a 1-0 advantage, and then rolled through the first three singles matches to clinch the match.
The Warhawks are now 5-0 at home this season and winners of 10 consecutive matches at Heard Stadium dating back to last season.
"I am proud of the way our girls played this weekend in dominating Nicholls State and UALR," ULM head coach Terrence De Jongh said. "Both teams came in with winning records and we beat them both soundly. It's always good to play well in front of the home fans and it gives us momentum heading into our match Monday."
ULM got wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to earn the doubles point for the ninth time this season. Ema Turudija and Sophie Rufyikiri defeated Veronique Luksich and Michaela McShane, 8-1 and Medy Blankvoort and Justyna Krol beat Viktoriya Plyuta and Christel Amsallem, 8-1, to seal the doubles point.
Petra Horakova made quick work of Amsallem, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 6 singles to give the Warhawks a 2-0 advantage. Blankvoort followed suit by defeating Plyuta, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 2 singles and Krol knocked off McShane, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 5 singles to clinch the match.
Turudija battled back from a 5-4 in the first set to defeat Dané Vorster, 7-5, 6-1, at No. 4 singles. The only drama in the match came at No. 3 singles where Silvia Tumova came back to defeat Kamilla Galieva, 1-6, 6-4 (10-3), and finish off the sweep.
Sunday's home match with Southern has been postponed due to inclement weather and no makeup date has been set. The Warhawks are back in action Monday when they host UAB at noon at Heard Stadium.
ULM 7, UALR 0
1. Ema Turudija/Sophie Rufyikiri (ULM) def. Veronique Luksich/Michaela
McShane (UALR), 8-1
2. Silvia Tumova/Petra Horakova (ULM) vs. Dané Vorster/Kamilla Galieva (UALR), DNF
3. Medy Blankvoort/Justyna Krol (ULM) def. Viktoriya Plyuta/Christel Amsallem (UALR), 8-1
1. Sophie Rufyikiri (ULM) def. Veronique Luksich (UALR), 6-2, 2-1 retired
2. Medy Blankvoort (ULM) def. Viktoriya Plyuta (UALR), 6-0, 6-1
3. Silvia Tumova (ULM) def. Kamilla Galieva (UALR), 1-6, 6-4 (10-3)
4. Ema Turudija (ULM)def. Dané Vorster (UALR), 7-5, 6-1
5. Justyna Krol (ULM) def. Michaela McShane (UALR), 6-3, 6-2
6. Petra Horakova (ULM) def. Christel Amsallem (UALR), 6-0, 6-2