LAFAYETTE, La. -- The ULM tennis team came from behind to defeat UL-Lafayette, 4-3, on Friday for its fourth straight victory. The Warhawks (10-1) trailed 3-1 before winning the final three singles matches to earn the victory.
With the match tied at 3-all, freshman Petra Horakova defeated ULL's Hannah Appleyard, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 6 singles to clinch the match.
Sophomore Silvia Tumova earned the first singles point of the match for the Warhawks, 6-2, 6-2, over Ahlqvist at the No. 3 position to cut the ULL lead to 3-2. Junior Medy Blankvoort improved to 10-1 in singles play this season with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Nicole Breaux at the No. 2 position to tie the match 3-all.
The Warhawks cruised to the doubles point to improve to 11-0 in doubles competition this spring. Blankvoort and freshman Justyna Krol defeated Baley VanDyke and Hannah Appleyard, 8-2, at No. 3 doubles and Tumova and Horakova followed with an 8-5 win over Melissa Burkhartt and Sandra Ahlqvist at the No. 2 position to clinch the first point of the match.
The Ragin' Cajuns (10-7) responded by winning the first three singles points to take a 3-1 advantage. Burckhartt defeated Krol, 6-2, 6-2, at the No. 4 position, S. Van den Aarssen topped Rufyikiri, 6-2, 6-2, at the No. 1 position and VanDyke beat Turudija, 7-5, 6-2, at the No. 5 position.
ULM faces North Texas on Saturday at noon in Lafayette, La.
ULM 4, UL-Lafayette 3
1. Sop. Van
den Aarssen (ULL) def. Sophie Rufyikiri (ULM), 6-2, 6-2
2. Medy Blankvoort (ULM) def. Nicole Breaux (ULL), 7-5, 6-1
3. Silvia Tumova (ULM) def. Sandra Ahlqvist (ULL), 6-2, 6-2
4. Melissa Burckhartt (ULL) def. Justyna Krol (ULM), 6-2, 6-3
5. Bailey VanDyke (ULL) def. Ema Turudija (ULM), 7-5, 6-2
6. Petra Horakova (ULM) def. Hannah Appleyard (ULL), 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
Turudija/Sophie Rufyikiri (ULM) def. Sop. Van den Aarssen/Nicole Breaux (ULL),
2. Silvia Tumova/Petra Horakova (ULM) def. Melissa Burckhartt/Sandra Ahlqvist (ULL), 8-5
3. Justyna Krol/Medy Blankvoort (ULM) def. Bailey VanDyke/Hannah Appleyard (ULL), 8-2