Playing on the road for the second time in 48 hours, the Murray State women’s tennis team fell to Louisiana Tech 4-3 at the Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama.

“I’m happy with the way we played doubles today, but disappointed with the final score of the match,” said MSU head coach Jorge Caetano. “We had some chances on the courts we lost, and we couldn’t capitalize on them. We have to learn from the mistakes we made today so that we can be at our best when OVC play begins.”

The Racers won the doubles point when the duo of Anja Loncarevic and Stasya Sharapova won 6-4, while Amina Hadzic and Sara Loncarevic also triumphed with a 6-4 result for Murray State.

In singles play, Sara Loncarevic (6-0, 6-1) and Jeanne Masson (7-6, 6-2) earned points for the Racers, but it would not be enough to win the day as Murray State came up short in the hard-fought loss to the Lady Techsters.

“Sara played another great match for us, and I am very happy and pleased with the way she is playing right now,” added Caetano. “Jeanne also played a very good match. I was happy to see her staying with her opponent when she wasn’t playing her best tennis in the first set, and then dominating the second.”

The Racers return to action on Tuesday with another match in Mobile, Alabama, this time against the Bears of Central Arkansas. The match is set to begin at 3:00 p.m.

“We will have another tough match tomorrow against a strong Central Arkansas team, and I want to see how the team is going to respond after a tough loss today,” concluded Caetano.

Dan Hasko, Murray State Media Relations

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