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Red Wolves Earn 10 Victories in First Day at Louisiana Tech Invitational

October 31, 2020

RUSTON, La. (10/31/20) – Yasmine Humbert and Rebecca Brody were unbeaten in singles and doubles action to highlight play for Arkansas State women’s tennis in the first of two days of competition at the Louisiana Tech Invitational.   

A-State opened the two-day, five-team event with a perfect 4-0 record in doubles and six wins in 14 singles matches. Humbert and Brody won both of their singles’ matches while Jill Morse and Nejla Zukic each picked up on singles’ victory, respectively. The Red Wolves are joined by host Louisiana Tech, Louisiana, ULM and Grambling at the two-day event.

The Red Wolves No. 1 doubles duo of Hunter Roper and Thea Rice topped a pair from ULM 6-2 and Shelby King and Jill Morse teamed up for 7-6 (5) triumph over another duo from ULM. Zukic and Humbert earned a 7-5 win over a pair from Grambling while Brody and Amelia Guevremont edged a pair from Grambling 7-6 (6).

Zukic won her initial singles match 6-2, 7-6 (2) over Jimena Garbino of ULM, but fell in the second round of her flight to Lara Unkovich 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (5). Humbert earned straight-set victories over Brittney Combest (Grambling) 6-2, 7-6 (2) and Lucie Raquin (Louisiana) 6-3, 6-4. Brody opened with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Ana Ochoa (Grambling) and followed with a 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (7) defeat of Danna Galeano (Grambling).  Jill Morse added a 6-3, 6-0 victory against Mikaila Coleman (Grambling) after falling in her first match of the day, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5) to Daniela Hernandez of ULM.

Day two of the Louisiana Tech Invitational is scheduled to consist of two rounds of doubles play and one final round of singles beginning at 10:00 a.m. For the latest on A-State tennis, follow the team on Twitter (@AStateTennis) and Instagram (@astatetennis).

Louisiana Tech Invitational | Ruston, La.
Drousile Dzeubou (ULM) def. Thea Rice 6-2, 7-5
Hala Badwy (ULM) def Hunter Roper 6-3, 6-3
Daniela Hernandez (ULM) def. Jill Morse 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (5)
Madalina Grigoriu (ULM) def. Shelby King 7-5, 6-3
Nejla Zukic def. Jimena Garbino (ULM) 6-2, 7-6 (2)
Yasmine Humbert def. Brittney Combest (GSU) 7-5, 6-1
Rebecca Brody def. Ana Ochoa (GSU) 6-0, 6-0
Clara Mantaux (LA) def. Thea Rice 7-5, 6-4
Anastasila Salaenko (LT) def. Hunter Roper 6-4, 6-4
Jill Morse def. Mikaila Coleman (GSU) 6-3, 6-0
Alexia Romero (LT) def. Shelby King 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (3)
Lara Unkovich (LT) def. Nejla Zukic 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (5)
Yasmine Humbert def. Lucie Raquin (LA) 6-4, 6-0
Rebecca Brody def. Danna Galeano (GSU) 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (7)

Hunter Roper/Thea Rice def. Hala Badwy/Madaline Grigoriu (ULM) 6-2
Shelby King/Jill Morse def. Jimena Garbino/Daniela Hernandez (ULM) 7-6 (5)
Nejla Zukic/Yasmine Humbert def. Brittney Combest/Danna Galeano (GSU) 7-5
Rebecca Brody/Amelia Guevremont def. Paige Stanford/Ana Ochoa (GSU) 7-6 (6)

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