- Staff Reporter
LAFAYETTE, La. – The ULM tennis team dominated a series of matches against the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and the host Ragin’ Cajuns in the first day of action at the Hidden Duals, which began on Friday.
The Warhawks faced UTRGV in doubles action on Friday morning and posted three wins in the process. The No. 1 seeded team of Karolina Snita and Emilia Alfaro emerged with a 6-4 win against the combination of Katarina Sasaroga and Sandra Putz.
ULM’s tandem of Jimena Garbino and Angeles Cueto came away with a decisive 6-1 victory against the pair of Ana Platisa and Alicia Thal, in a clash of No. 2 seeds. ULM completed the sweep in doubles action with a 6-3 triumph by Madalina Grigoriu and Emma Billon, who downed the Vaqueros’ tandem of Kristyna Mamicova and Valeria Montero.
The Warhawks were also pitted against in-state rival Louisiana Tech in a series of singles matches, winning five of the six matches in the process. Maria Alfaro earned one of those victories (6-2, 6-1) over fellow No. 1 seed Ilana Tetruashvili. Snita emerged with a 4-6, 6-1, 10-3 for ULM, defeating Ana Jover in a battle of No. 2 seeds.
The lone win for the Bulldogs came by No. 3 seed Nadja Manjon, who grabbed a 6-3, 6-3 victory against Garbino. Meanwhile, Cueto got the Warhawks back on track with a 6-3, 6-2 win against Alexia Romero in a battle of No. 4 seeds. Billion, playing from the No. 5 slot for ULM, posted a 6-3, 6-3 win over the Bulldogs’ Rikona Murakami. Grigoriu also provided the Warhawks with a point, by virtue of a 6-4, 7-5 win against Andrea Perez.
ULM returned to the court in the afternoon for a clash with the Ragin’ Cajuns, again earning five singles wins. Maria Alfaro snagged her second singles win as the Warhawks’ No. 1 seed (6-1, 6-4), defeating Floriane Picaut. Snita followed with a 6-2, 6-1 triumph over Mariona Perez, stretching the Warhawk advantage to 2-0.
Dana Radovanovic came through with the lone victory for the Cajuns, rebounding from an opening set loss to down Garbino by scores of 6-7, 6-2, 10-7. Billion, seeded as No. 4 for ULM in the match, notched a point with a 6-4, 6-3 win against Hoda Habib. Cueto laid claim to her second singles victory of the day, posting a 6-1, ret., victory against Lucie Raquin. Grigoriu, who served as the No. 6 seed for the Warhawks, fought through a tough opening set to earn a 7-5, 6-2 victory against AK Harvey.
Article sourced from provided press release.