Posted: Apr 7, 2013 12:28 PM by UL Sports Information
LAFAYETTE, La. - The Ragin' Cajuns women's tennis team wrapped up a nine-match home swing with a sweep of Jackson State on senior day,7-0, in a match where Louisiana did not drop a set on the afternoon at Cajun Courts.
"Really proud of the girls to not drop a set against a division I opponent," head coach Greg Harkins said. "This will be big for us headed into a tough match with in-state rival Southeastern on Friday. The girls really have been battling and came prepared today. It's important for us to be clicking on all cylinders as we get closer and closer to the conference tournament."
The Cajuns (13-10) swept doubles play against the Tigers (8-7) with the duo of Sandra Ahlqvist and Hannah Appleyard clinching the point on court three as they defeated Karen Martinez and Angela Condorelli, 8-3.
In singles play, Sophie van den Aarssen put Louisiana ahead 2-0 as she did not drop a game against Martinez with a 6-0, 6-0 victory at the No.1 position.
On court three, Ahlqvist put the Ragin' Cajuns a point away from clinching defeating Kesica Jayapalan 6-0, 6-3. Ahlqvist now has a team-leading 13 wins on the season.
Freshman Nicole Breaux clinched the match at No.2 topping Jackson State's Harshini Reddy in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.
Louisiana added points on courts four, five and six, highlighted by a 6-0, 6-1 victory by Juliette Clement on court six.
The Cajuns return to action on Friday at 6 p.m. as they head to in-state rival Southeastern La. For info and updates follow the women's tennis team on twitter @CajunW10ns.
Louisiana 7, Jackson State 0
1. Sop. Van den Aarssen (UL) def. Karen Martinez (JSU) 6-0, 6-0
2. Nicole Breaux (UL) def. Harshini Reddy (JSU) 6-2, 6-4
3. Sandra Ahlqvist (UL) def. Kesica Jayapalan (JSU) 6-0, 6-3
4. Bailey VanDyke (UL) def. Rebekah Adewumi (JSU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Hannah Appleyard (UL) def. Angela Condorelli (JSU) 6-2, 7-5
6. Juliette Clement (UL) def. Laura Rojas (JSU) 6-0, 6-1
1. Sop. Van den Aarssen/Nicole Breaux (UL) def. Harshini Reddy/Kesica Jayapalan (JSU) 8-6
2. Melissa Burckhartt/Juliette Clement (UL) def. Laura Rojas/Rebekah Adewumi (JSU) 8-1
3. Sandra Ahlqvist/Hannah Appleyard (UL) def. Karen Martinez/Angela Condorelli (JSU) 8-3
Jackson State 8-7
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,3,2,4,6,5)