ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Sophomore Laurie Gingras won her first singles match of the spring season Monday on the final day of the Michigan Invitational. Facing Julija Lukac of 27th-ranked Washington, Gingras cruised to a straight set 6-4, 6-4 victory. With the win Gingras moves her record to 5-4 overall on the year as it will be her final tune up before the Razorbacks dual match opener against Louisville on Friday.
Unfortunately for Arkansas, Gingras was the only bright spot on the final day of play as the rest of the team continued its struggles in singles play, losing five out of the six scheduled matches.
The team also had a minor setback in doubles play against No. 13 Georgia Tech. Just a day after winning two of three doubles matches against Washington, the Hogs dropped all three matches to the Yellow Jackets with the closest coming at the top spot as junior Claudine Paulson and sophomore Abby Hayley fell on the wrong side of an 8-5 decision against Elizabeth Kilborn and Lynn Blau.
"Today was a day with plenty of bright spots and far too many lapses also," head coach Michael Hegarty said. "Certainly we were in position to win more matches today, but our execution let us down at critical moments. Overall, it was an excellent weekend of high quality play. We figured out a lot of strong areas and also areas to be improved."
As this was the last individual tournament of the year for the Razorbacks, they will now set their sights on their dual-match opener against Louisville on Friday. First serve is scheduled for noon and will be played at the Billingsley Tennis Center in Fayetteville, Ark.
Full coverage as well as live stats and the live blog will be available online during the match. For more information on Razorback women’s tennis or University athletics, please log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
Michigan Invitational Day Three Results
Complete Doubles ResultsNo. 1 Elizabeth Kilborn/Lynn Blau (GT) def. Claudine Paulson/Abby Hayley (ARK) 8-5No. 2 Christina Ngo/Muriel Wacker (GT) def. Stephanie Roy/Emily Carbone (ARK) 8-2No. 3 Alex Anghelescu/Jasmine Minor (GT) def. Kate Lukomskaya/Catherine Parenteau (ARK) 8-4
Complete Singles ResultsNo. 1 Samantha Smith (UW) def. Stephanie Roy (ARK) 2-6, 6-1, 6-1No. 2 Andejela Nemecevic (UW) def. Emily Carbone (ARK) 6-3, 6-4No. 3 Natali Coronel (UW) def. Claudine Paulson (ARK) 6-3, 6-4No. 4 Laurie Gingras (ARK) def. Julija Lukac (UW) 6-4, 6-4No. 5 Adrijana Pavlovic (UW) def. Catherine Parenteau (ARK) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4No. 6 Riko Shimizu (UW) def. Abby Hayley (ARK) 7-6(5), 6-3