Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:24 PM by UL Sports Information
The Ragin' Cajuns women's tennis team is set to continue its six-match road swing this weekend as they play two of the team's four matches in Texas facing UT-Pan American and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
"We have had some productive practices over the last week, and the team is excited to get back to match play," head coach Greg Harkins said. "As the season continues we are making adjustments across the lines in doubles and singles. We want to be as competitive as possible at every position so that we can take advantage of the opportunities that arise each time we are on court."
The Cajuns (0-2) are slated to face the Broncos at 11 am on Sunday before closing out the first part of the Texas road stint with the Islanders on Monday at 2 pm.
The Ragin' Cajuns are coming off of two-week break after dropping road matches to Denver and Air Force. Louisiana grabbed the doubles point the last time out but were unsuccessful in scoring a point in singles play.
"We are learning and gaining experience as individuals and as a team," Harkins mentioned. "It's all part of reaching our goals and playing the best we can mentally and physically. We have a good group. They want to improve every practice and every match. With that kind of determination we will see some quality results sooner than later."
UT-Pan American (0-5) comes into the match on a five-match skid. The Broncos are led by Wanda Beguelin as she has a 5-10 singles record on the year.
"UTPA has played some quality opponents and competed well," Harkins stated. "They will be looking to assert themselves in their home opener. We know it will be a good match."
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4-0) is coming off of wins over Prairie View and UT-Pan American. The Islanders have four players with a perfect 4-0 record on the season in singles play lead by Maider Martin at the No.1 position.
"Corpus Christi is off to a great start," Harkins said. "They have already posted a victory over a top 75 team this year. Coach Moore does a great job with the program. They may not be in the rankings yet, but we see them as a top 75 squad. This match will be a gauge for where the team is headed as a young squad."
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