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Tech tennis hosts Senior Day

June 29, 2017

 

Seniors Jazmin Britos (left) from Paraguay, Haley Ballinger from Monroe and Marta Sramkova from Slovakia played their last home match for the Lady Techsters April 9 at the Louisiana Tech Tennis Complex. – Photo courtesy of Donny Crowe/LATechsportspix.com

Sarah-Katherine Semon
Staff Reporter | sks033@latech.edu

 

Louisiana Tech’s women’s tennis team served up its A-game against Grambling State University April 9 at the Louisiana Tech Tennis Complex. The match ended with a 7-0 win and was the second time in the spring season Tech has faced off against GSU. Their first game, March 10, was a 6-0 win for Tech.

 

This was the second to last match for the Lady Techsters before the Conference USA tournament starting  April 20 in Denton, Texas. It was also the last home match for the team this season.

 

The match April 9 was Senior Day, to honor the three players who are graduating after this season.

 

Marta Sramkova from Slovakia, Jazmin Britos from Paraguay and Haley Ballinger from Monroe were all awarded plaques of lifetime membership by the team.

 

With this win for Tech, Britos became only the third player in program history with 50 career dual singles victories.

 

The senior trio helped in making this spring season the first undefeated home season for the Lady Techsters since 2013.

 

The matches started with Britos and junior Alba Escalona Perny from Spain, who had a 6-0 win in doubles.

 

Ballinger and freshman Jill van den Dungen from the Netherlands teamed up for a doubles match and won 6-4.

 

Sramkova and freshman Nadja Manjon from Spain brought in a win for doubles with a final score of 6-4, making it the eighth straight win as a pair.

 

Britos gave Tech a 2-0 lead in singles.

 

Ballinger was next to win and finally Perny brought in another win for the Lady Techsters.

 

Sophomore Sonia Chen from Taiwan and Dungen both won in straight sets.

 

The last win of the day came from Sramkova.

 

The last match of the Lady Techsters women’s tennis regular season will be Saturday against Rice in Houston.

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