Women defeat Tech in I-20 battle


Siddharth Gaulee

They see me floating: Senior Stefana Andrei stretches for the ball as the she tries to hit it back over the net.

Senior Stefana Andrei and sophomore Karolina Snita started off the shutout by winning their doubles match 7-5. The Warhawks were clicking on all cylinders against Southeastern as they won in impressive fashion 4-0.

Coming off of that 4-0 win the team wasriding that momentum heading into the game.

This game marked the second shutout win of the season with the first coming against Alcorn State.

To make matters worse for Southeastern in singles action, ULM was too much to handle as they couldn’t catch up in their sets. The freshman for the Warhawks had a well played game as Florencia Salerno and Karolina Silwanowicz won their doubles match with a 6-2 victory.

Silanowcz has been dominating the field so far, she secured the last point for ULM to keep Southeastern from scoring and ultimately winning the match.

In their second road game of the week The women’s tennis team made it look easy against the Lady Techsters.

This game marked the 33rd meeting between the two teams separated by I-20 highway. ULM picked up their 32nd win in the series.

The team was in a battle early in the first two sets as the Lady Techsters tied the set up at three. 

Karolina Silwanowicz showed her dominance once again as she won her singles competition with a (3-6, 7-6, 6-1) set win.

The  first set was a long battle as she came up short after some tough calls and questionable decisions.

Stefana Andrei showed her senior leadership by securing the first point of the match. She won (6-2, 6-2) in her match to set the tone for the rest of the team.

“As a team, getting a win is good but getting a win against a rival school is always great,” Stefana said.

Seeing her get the first point motivated the Warhawks to grind out a win. The Lady Techsters didn’t go away easy as they secured two wins to put ULM on their heels

“On the other hand, as a team we could have done a lot better performance wise, but we hope we to improve our levels until the next match,” Andrei said.

This three game winning streak has been fueled by the play of the upper classman, while the freshman has also made some huge contributions.

The team is now 4-2 in away games with a loss coming from Auburn and Sun Belt conference foe Georgia State.

The bulk of conference play is up next for the Warhawks.  In a double header at Raymond Heard Stadium they will welcome UT Arlington on Friday, Mar. 23.

To complete their two-game home stand ULM will face bitter in-state rival ULL on Sunday, Mar. 25.