April 18, 2013
Lafayette, La. - The Florida Atlantic University women's tennis team ended its 2013 campaign with a 4-0 loss to ULM in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Championships on Thursday, April 18 in Lafayette, La.
The Warhawks (15-3), the tournament's No. 7 seed, quickly won the doubles point. ULM was victorious 8-1 on the second doubles court before an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles clinched the point.
In singles, senior Marlene Ryan dropped a straight-set match (6-1, 6-3) at No. 1 singles. Fellow senior Natasha Phillips fell 6-2, 6-3 on the sixth singles court, before a ULM win at No. 3 singles over senior Natasha Basma clinched the Warhawks' victory.
FAU ended the season with an 8-10 record. The match concluded the careers of seniors Basma, Phillips and Ryan.
ULM 4, Florida Atlantic 0
No. 1 Sophie Rufyikiri (ULM) def. Marlene Ryan (FAU) 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 Medy Blankvoort (ULM) vs. Catalina Ene (FAU) 6-0, 5-3, unfinished
No. 3 Silvia Tumova (ULM) def. Natasha Basma (FAU) 6-0, 6-4
No. 4 Justyna Krol (ULM) vs. Stephanie Cardullo (FAU) 4-6, 3-2, unfinished
No. 5 Iris Van Leeuwen (ULM) vs. Natalia Tomaszewicz (FAU) 7-5, 1-2, unfinished
No. 6 Petra Horakova (ULM) def. Natasha Phillips (FAU) 6-2, 6-3
No. 1 Horakova/Tumova (ULM) def. Basma/Phillips (FAU) 8-2
No. 2 Blankvoort/Krol (ULM) def. Cardullo/Ene (FAU) 8-1
No. 3 Claire-Mitchell Andrews/Tomaszewicz (FAU) def. Rufyikiri/Van Leeuwen (ULM) 5-4