Ladies split on the week; Gents fall to Louisiana College
Thursday, March 26, 2015

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Centenary women’s tennis team split a pair of matches over the week as the Ladies blanked Louisiana College 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon before falling 7-2 to Louisiana State University-Shreveport. The men’s tennis fell 7-2 to Louisiana College.

The Ladies’ win marks their first of the season. The Maroon and White took all three points in doubles action with the pairing of Katie Cornwell and Katelyn Alexander winning the top spot 8-1. Laura Beurlot and Celia Sobleman followed with an 8-0 in the No. 2 slot as Gemma Zuniga and Nicole Martinez winning the No. 3 spot in an 8-6 battle.

The No. 3-5 positions in singles were claimed in straight sets by Alexander, Sobleman and Martinez. Cornwell added a 6-0, 6-1 decision at the No. 2 slot with Zuniga winning 6-1, 6-2 at No. 6. Beurlot won the second set in convincing fashion, 6-1, after edging Kortney Kling 7-6 in the opener at No. 1.

Against LSUS, Alexander claimed the only singles’ point for the Ladies with a 6-1, 6-2 decision over Hannah Ingerson. Alexander along with Cornwell claimed the first point for Centenary at the No. 1 doubles position with an 8-3 outcome over Hannah Hirsh and Ingerson.

On the men’s side, Stafford Lyons led the squad a 6-4, 6-1 win in singles play at No. 1 against Andrew Sylvester. Lyons also assisted in the first doubles point decision with an 8-6 win along with Andrew Borel as the duo turned back Slyvester and Guillermo Barbosa.

Centenary returns to action on Saturday, April 11 at Southwestern. Match time is slated for 9 a.m.