No. 72 WSU: 7, UALR 0
Wichita State breezed through doubles play, and cruised through the singles competition en route to a 7-0 win over UALR Saturday morning at Crestview Country Club.
The Shockers lost just four total games in doubles play, as Stephanie Dalmacio teamed with Anna Egorova to defeat UALR's No. 1 doubles team of Chantal Coolen and Marta Jordana-Gomez, 8-1. WSU's No. 3 team of Florentina Hanisch and Laryssa Ferreira defeated UALR's Fanny Lopez and Nathalia Garay by an identical 8-1 margin, while the Shocker No. 2 tandem of Lutfiana Budiharto and Lenore Lazaroiu downed UALR's Anne Weijenborg and Rebeca Van Den Houte, 8-2.
In singles play, the experienced Shockers were simply too tough for the young Trojans. Egorova earned a 6-3, 6-0 win over Weijenborg in the No 1 singles position. Budiharto followed with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Jordana-Gomez in the No. 2 match, while Dalmacio downed Coolen, 6-0, 6-2.
Hanisch and Lazaroiu were the only other Shockers to finish their singles matches. Hanisch picked up the No. 4 point with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Van Den Houte, while Lazaroiu won the No. 6 match in a 6-0, 6-4 win over Lopez.
Torrie Browning was awarded the win at No. 5 when her opponent, Sybille De Rochefort suffered an injury and was unable to finish the match.
No. 72 WSU: 6, Kansas State: 1
The Shockers pocketed their second win of the day when they powered past the Wildcats of Kansas State, 6-1, in front of more than 100 fans at the Wichita Country Club.
Florentina Hanisch and Laryssa Ferreira got the doubles sweep rolling for Wichita State. The No. 3 duo overwhelmed Natasha Vieira and Petra Chuda, 8-2. Although the 'Cats battled to keep the No. 1 and No. 2 matches close, they were unable to hold off the Shocks. Lutfiana Budiharto and Lenore Lazaroiu topped Mariya Slupska and Nina Sertic, 9-7, in the No. 2 spot. Stephanie Dalmacio and Anna Egotova used a tiebreaker to down the No. 1 doubles team of Antea Huljev and Katerina Kudlackova, 8-7 (7-1).
During the break, Coach Chris Young honored former Shocker coach and player, Rex Coad, for his work and dedication for the Shocker tennis program. Coad spoke briefly, thanking the large crowd in attendance and the WSU athletic department for the "humbling" honor.
Wichita State brought its winning ways along to the singles portion of the evening. Hanisch notched the first win against Chuda in a quick, 6-4, 6-2 victory in the No. 4 slot. Budiharto followed closely with a 6-2, 6-3 victory of her own over K-State's No. 2 Slupska. Egorova sealed the victory for the Shockers with a commanding win over Huljev in the No. 1 spot, 6-2, 6-2. Torrie Browning defeated Kudlackova, 6-2, 7-5, in the No. 5 spot, and Lazaroiu flew by Vanessa Cottin in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. The Shockers suffered their only loss of the evening. K-State's Sertic came from behind to beat WSU's Dalmacio, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
The Shockers are back in action as their homestand continues against Creighton and Oklahoma State on Feb. 28.