The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns women's tennis team captured its fourth straight victory with a convincing 5-2 win over Cleveland State on Tuesday afternoon at Cajun Courts in Lafayette.

The win moved the Cajuns' record to 8-4 on the season as the Vikings fell to 4-9 on the year.

Cleveland State jumped out early, 1-0, after sweeping the doubles matches.

But the Cajuns responded promptly, winning the first four singles matches to seal the win.

"It was a good team recovery after dropping the doubles point," said head coach Greg Harkins. "It was a strong team effort to bounce back and win five of the six singles matches. I'm proud of how balanced the team was and the composure they showed."

Milou Israel secured UL's first point in the no. 3 spot. After winning the first set in a tie break, 7-6 (7-1), Israel downed CSU's Alex Power, 6-1, in the second set.

The Cajuns' next two points came after Audrey Wooland and Julie Mazinova won their respective matches in the three sets.

Wooland fell behind early in the first set, 3-6, before sweeping the next two sets, 6-0, 6-0 as the Cajuns' no. 2 player.

In the no. 1 spot, Mazinova also dropped the first set, 5-7, then battled back to win the second set 6-3. Her 6-4 win in the third set gave UL a 3-1 lead.

Freshman Sandra Ahlqvist sealed the win with a 6-2, 6-2 performance from the no. 4 position.

The Vikings would steal one point from the from the no. 4 spot but Mia Gordon capped off the day with a 6-2, 6-3 win at the no. 6 position.

The Cajuns will return to action tomorrow at 2 p.m. CT as they host in-state foe, Northwestern State, at Cajun Courts.

Tennis Match Results
Cleveland State vs Louisiana

Mar 15, 2011 at Lafayette, La.
Louisiana 5, Cleveland State 2
Singles competition
1. Mazinova, Julie (UL) def. BJERREHUS, Catrine (CSU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
2. Wooland, Audrey (UL) def. SHERWOOD, Kara (CSU) 3-6, 6-0, 6-0
3. Israel, Milou (UL) def. POWER, Alex (CSU) 7-6 (7-1), 6-1
4. BUSH, Alex (CSU) def. Appleyard, Hannah (UL) 6-3, 6-2
5. Alhqvist, Sandra (UL) def. LAZARIS, Maria (CSU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Gordon, Mia (UL) def. LIU, Mengdi (CSU) 6-2, 6-3

Doubles competition
1. BUSH, Alex/POWER, Alex (CSU) def. Mazinova, Julie/Gordon, Mia (UL) 8-1
2. BJERREHUS, Catrine/LAZARIS, Maria (CSU) def. Israel, Milou/Wooland, Audrey (UL) 8-6
3. SHERWOOD, Kara/LIU, Mengdi (CSU) def. Alhqvist, Sandra/Appleyard, Hannah (UL) 8-7 (5-0)

Match Notes:
Cleveland State 4-9
Louisiana 8-4
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (3,2,1,5,4,6)


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