No. 56 Cieplucha, Fayner And Turpin Get Wins In SMU’s 4-3 Loss To ULM

Mustangs Visit No. 39 TCU On Wednesday

DALLAS (SMU) — No. 56 Edyta Cieplucha, Elena Fayner and Ashley Turpin each earned a point for SMU women’s tennis in a 4-3 loss to Louisiana-Monroe at the Northwood Country Club on Sunday. Cieplucha improved to 9-3 in dual matches at No. 1 singles and is now 15-6 overall.

“I thought we competed well today and we showed toughness,” said head coach Kati Gyulai. “We put ourselves in a position to win, but we couldn’t close out the matches. UL-Monroe hung in there and credit to them for the win. We look to get a couple of good practices in before we travel to TCU in a few days.”

Fayner won her third straight match and sixth in the last eight as she improved to 6-6. Turpin is now 4-3 on the season and has won two straight matches for the first time this year.

The Mustangs visit No. 39 TCU on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Louisiana-Monroe vs SMU
Mar 25, 2012 at Dallas, Texas
Louisiana-Monroe 4, SMU 3

Singles competition
1. #56 Edyta Cieplucha (SMU) def. Sophie Rufyikiri (ULM) 6-2, 6-0
2. Medy Blankvoort (ULM) def. Heather Steinbauer (SMU) 4-6, 7-5, 3-1, retired
3. Elena Fayner (SMU) def. Silvia Tumova (ULM) 6-4, 6-1
4. Ashley Turpin (SMU) def. Vivian Polak (ULM) 6-2, 6-7, 10-5
5. Ema Turudija (ULM) def. Perri Anderson (SMU) 6-4, 6-0
6. Monica Winkel (ULM) def. Kris Roberts (SMU) 6-2, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Sophie Rufyikiri/Silvia Tumova (ULM) def. Edyta Cieplucha/Heather Steinbauer (SMU) 8-6
2. Medy Blankvoort/Monica Winkel (ULM) def. Elena Fayner/Kris Roberts (SMU) 8-4
3. Vivian Polak/Ema Turudija (ULM) def. Perri Anderson/Erika Marschall (SMU) 8-3

Match Notes:
Louisiana-Monroe 11-2
SMU 1-11

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