LA Tech weekend wrap up

TENNIS

RUSTON – Louisiana Tech made it a home weekend sweep on Sunday afternoon, defeating Texas State by a final score of 5-2 at the LA Tech Tennis Complex.

After claiming a 5-2 win over Oral Roberts on Friday, LA Tech (6-2) extended its winning streak to four (all coming at home) on Sunday to mark its best start to the spring season since 2016. 

The Lady Techsters jumped all over Texas State (2-4) in doubles, cruising to a pair of 6-0 wins on courts one and three thanks to the duos of Leonie Schuknecht/Ana Rodrigues and Olga Bienzobas/Alexia Romero.

LA Tech proceeded to win five straight singles matches to claim the team win.  First to finish was the birthday girl, Ilana Tetruashvili, who tallied a 6-2, 6-3 win over Sofia Fortuno at the No. 4 position.  It was the senior’s first match on court four this spring, producing her sixth straight win.

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SOFTBALL

MONROE, La. – Louisiana Tech opened its season winning four out of five games at the Best of the Bayou at Ouachita Sportsplex this weekend.

Tech defeated Morehead State 2-1, Stephen F. Austin 11-4, Southern 16-5 (in 5 innings) and Mississippi Valley State 10-0 (in 6 innings) while falling to SIU-Edwardsville 8-0 (in 5 innings).

Head coach Josh Taylor’s team batted .310 over the weekend while the Tech pitching staff combined for a 1.40 earned run average. Audrey Pickett (2-0, 0.00 ERA) and Emma Hutchinson (2-1, 2.10 ERA) each recorded a pair of wins in the circle.

Lindsay Edwards (.500, 4 runs, 6 RBI), Caroline Easom (.429, 1 HR, 7 RBI), Amanda Gonzalez (.417, 1 HR, 5 RBI) and Brooke Diaz (.313, 2 HR, 7 RBI) led Tech at the plate.

The Lady Techsters will host Northwestern State in their home opener Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Dr. Billy Bundrick Field.

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GOLF

LAREDO, Texas – Louisiana Tech will open its spring season Monday and Tuesday competing in the Border Olympics hosted by Houston at Laredo Country Club.

The Bulldogs are part of a 14-team field, including Baylor, UTSA, Sam Houston State, New Mexico State, Lamar, ULM, Michigan, Illinois State, Houston, Abilene Christian, Rice, Houston Baptist and Bowling Green. Texas also will have student-athletes competing as individuals.

Teams will play 36 holes Monday with an 8 a.m., shotgun start on the 7,204 -yard, par-72 course with the Final Round beginning Tuesday morning.

Tech will be represented this week by Sam Murphy, Mac Murphy, Hunter Battles, Lake Juban, and James Swash while Grant Smith with compete as an individual.


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