NSU Tennis falls to Bama in NCAA tournament - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

NSU Tennis falls to Bama in NCAA tournament

Posted: Updated:

Although the final outcome was a 4-0 decision in Alabama's favor, the Northwestern State women's tennis team did not make it as easy as the score indicates for the ninth ranked Crimson Tide.

The Lady Demons finish the season at 14-8 while Alabama improves to 20-5. The Crimson Tide will take on Memphis, who defeated Florida State 4-1 earlier on Friday, in second round action on Saturday.

"I thought we came out and played solid doubles today," said Lady Demon head coach Patric DuBois. "All three teams actually came out and competed well but Alabama is just stronger than us."

In doubles play, Polina Konop and Natalya Krutova fell 8-2 in the second position while the No. 3 team of Amy Williams and Daniela Simonova claimed four games before falling 8-4 to Natalia Maynetto and Emily Zabor.

The No. 1 duo of Tatiana Larina and Andrea Nedorostova trailed by just one at the 5-4 mark but were unable to finish as Alabama had already clinched the doubles point.

Konop came out on fire in the first set of singles competition, taking a set off of the No. 34 ranked player in the country, Mary Anna Macfarlane 7-6 (7-3). The junior notched an early 2-0 lead in the second set before Alabama clinched the match with wins at the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 positions.

"Great match at No. 1 today," said DuBois. "Polina was up 7-6 and was about to go up 3-0 in the second against a girl that ranks pretty high in the country. In the other matches we played the best we could and competed well but Alabama is very good.

"Unfortunately we will lose Andrea after this season but every other player will still be here next year," said DuBois. "We have had a good recruiting year and I definitely expect our team to be in the running for the Southland Conference Championship. We hope to stay healthy and be able to return to the NCAA's again next year."

 

  • Home runs crush NSU against TAMU-CC

    Home runs crush NSU against TAMU-CC

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:58:19 GMT
    Two home runs and four runs batted in from Brandon Tierney led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the plate in a 5-3 win over the Northwestern State baseball team Friday night in Southland Conference play atMore >>
    Two home runs and four runs batted in from Brandon Tierney led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the plate in a 5-3 win over the Northwestern State baseball team Friday night in Southland Conference play at Brown-Stroud Field to drop the Demons into a three-way tie for fourth place.More >>
  • Centenary's Blount named Player of the Year

    Centenary's Blount named Player of the Year

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:18:57 GMT
    Centenary College's Jonathan Blount was named the 2014 Louisiana Small College Player of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches as announced the association today. Blount becomes theMore >>
    Centenary College's Jonathan Blount was named the 2014 Louisiana Small College Player of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches as announced the association today. Blount becomes the first player from Centenary to earn the small college award, the seventh Gent to be honored by the LABC as a player of the year and the first since Andrew Wisniewski in 2004.More >>
  • White named Coach of the Year by LABC

    White named Coach of the Year by LABC

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:15:27 GMT
    Louisiana Tech men's basketball head coach Michael White has been selected by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches (LABC) as the recipient of the Tommy Joe Eagles Memorial Award as the LouisianaMore >>
    Louisiana Tech men's basketball head coach Michael White has been selected by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches (LABC) as the recipient of the Tommy Joe Eagles Memorial Award as the Louisiana Major College Coach of the Year for 2014.More >>
Powered by WorldNow