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Mar 29, 2013 12:16 PM by UL Sports Information

UL Womens Tennis Readies for Conference Weekend

The Ragin' Cajuns women's tennis team gets back into action on Friday at 2 p.m. against conference foe Arkansas State as squad continues its nine-match homestand at Cajun Courts.

After the match with the Red Wolves, Louisiana (11-8) is slated to face conference opponents Troy and South Alabama. The Troy contest is at 2 p.m. on Saturday, while the South Alabama match is at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

"It's been good to have a break after a tough five matches in eight days," senior Hannah Appleyard said. "We are looking forward to this weekend against a bunch of conference teams. This will help us to find out where we stand in the conference."

The Cajuns are 7-4 at Cajun Courts this season including a 2-3 mark in the last five contests. Louisiana is 1-2 against teams from the Sun Belt as the Cajuns bested Middle Tennessee 4-3 on the road before falling to UL-Monroe 4-3 and North Texas 4-0 at Cajun Courts.

The duo of Juliette Clement and Melissa Burckhartt recently earned a ranking (No.79) in doubles play after posting a 13-0 record in the spring.

"We hope to see a lot of fans out at the matches this weekend," junior Sandra Ahlqvist said. "This is a very important weekend for us as we get closer to the conference tournament."

Arkansas State (4-5) comes into the contest having won its last two contests against Evansville 6-1 and Southern Illinois 4-3.

The Trojans (12-4) are on an eight-match win streak and face South Alabama on Friday at 10 a.m. at Cajun Courts.

South Alabama (12-6) three of its last five matches including a 4-2 win over conference foe Middle Tennessee on the road this past weekend.

Admission to each match is free and live stats and video are available on RaginCajuns.com. For info and updates on women's tennis follow the team on twitter @CajunW10ns.

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