March 30, 2008
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss women's tennis split two matches on the final day of the Lady Eagle Invitational. The Lady Eagles fell to Troy, 4-1, in a match that was suspended from yesterday before defeating New Mexico State, 4-3.
Troy took the initial point yesterday, winning all three doubles matches. Mirte DeBakker and Leonie Guijt won at No. 2 doubles, defeating Sherry Price
and Lauren Gutterman
, 8-4. Stephanie Vieria and Carolina Jounia clinched the doubles point for the Trojans, beating Alli Blackett and Zoe Lee
, 8-6, at No. 3 doubles. Troy completed the doubles sweep at No. 1 doubles, as Annabelle Bares and Rawia El Sisi beat Stephanie Dellacona and Brittany Serrett, 8-4.
El Sisi gave Troy a 2-0 lead when she defeated Price, 6-0, 6-4, at No. 1 singles. Southern Miss cut the deficit to 2-1 when Gutterman beat Jounia, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 6 singles. But, the Trojans won their next two matches to clinch the match.
Against New Mexico State, Dellacono and Serrett defeated Costa and Marks, 8-6 at No. 1 doubles. However, NMSU took the next two doubles matches to take the doubles point.
tied the match with a win at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-1 over Paulina Zuniga. Southern Miss' Ali Blackett
earned a victory at No. 3 singles when Stephanie Eusebe retired due to a sprained ankle. The Lady Eagles then went up 3-1 on Sherry Price's
6-4, 7-5 win over Sophia Marks at No. 1 singles.
NMSU pulled to within 3-2 when Aleksa Costa beat Zoe Lee
at No. 5 singles, 6-3, 6-3. However, Stephanie Dellacona clinched the win for the Lady Eagles, coming back from a set down to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 over Anne Fagegaltier at No. 4 singles.
The Lady Eagles return to action on April 8 when they travel to Hammond, La. to face Southeastern Louisiana at 1:00 p.m. (CT).