Lady Demons set for midweek match against New Orleans

Following its second conference win of the season, the Northwestern State tennis team is set to host New Orleans on Tuesday in a rescheduled match.

The match takes place at 11 a.m. at the Jack Fisher Tennis Complex, a match was that was originally scheduled for April 6, but had to be moved due to weather.

NSU (10-8, 2-3 SLC), which is coming off a convincing 6-1 win last time out against Nicholls, enters having won six of seven home matches this season.

Mariella Minetti is coming off a straight set win against Nicholls, each 6-1, and has won three of her four matches in league play.

Renske Ubachs, a freshman from The Netherlands, is going into this match after clinching the 6-1 win for NSU against Nicholls on Saturday. 

Ubachs competed in the sixth slot against Sarah Hamley, defeating Hamley in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2. She is 7-4 in singles, with four of those wins occurring on No. 6.

Tjasa Klevisar has proven why she is in the top slot in singles. Klevisar is 13-4 in singles. She is coming into this match with four consecutive wins all in conference play.

Sofi Garcia is 9-7 on the season in singles, playing predominantly at No. 4. 

Garcia has shown her skills in doubles, going 10-5 on the season with three consecutive wins at No. 3 in conference play. 

The Lady Demons lead the series 17-12 against the Privateers since it started in 1982. NSU won the last meet-up in 2022 at New Orleans 4-3. Northwestern State is 8-4 at home against New Orleans.

New Orleans (8-7, 1-4 SLC) is coming in off a close loss to Southeastern following a win against UIW. UNO dropped its first three matches to open league play, but has played better since.

Didi Canizares is 11-1 on the season at No. 1, only losing to Emma-Lou Pommiers of McNeese.

Following the mid-week match, the Lady Demons finish off the regular season with a home date with in-state rival Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday.

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