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Women’s Tennis Sends Squad to Boise State

Randy Isbelle | LC State Sports Information Intern

BOISE – With half of the team returning from Georgia, the Lewis-Clark State Women’s Tennis team dropped two matches with NCAA Division I opponent Boise State at Boas Indoor Tennis Center on Saturday.
The two losses moved the Warrior record to 3-12 on the season.
“The women were warriors today,” assistant coach Ryan LaPlante said. “It was so encouraging to see them fighting for every ball during their match and then immediately stepping off the court to cheer on their teammates.”
MATCH ONE: Boise State def. LC State 7-0
Carisa Liebenberg and Naiara Montero pushed their No. 1 doubles contest to a ninth game, but Pauline Ernstberger and Shauna Heffernan won 6-3.
Liebenberg dropped the No. 1 singles contest to Lorelyz Marruffo 6-3, 6-2. Montero earned a pair of game wins in her No. 2 singles match. Paige Noble-Lucas took a couple of games in No. 4 singles as well.
RESULTS
Doubles
1.      Pauline Ernstberger/Shauna Heffernan (BSU) def. Carisa Liebenberg/Naiara Montero (LCSC) 6-3
2.      Joana Baptista/Bhakti Shah (BSU) def. Beatriz Lambru/Paige Noble-Lucas (LCSC) 6-0
3.      Ella Piron/Ariadna Briones Ginesta (BSU) def. Larissa Couto/Ana Govea (LCSC) 6-0
Singles
1.      Lorelyz Marruffo (BSU) def. Carisa Liebenberg (LCSC) 6-3, 6-2
2.      Joana Baptista (BSU) def. Naiara Montero (LCSC) 6-0, 6-2
3.      Shauna Heffernan (BSU) def. Beatriz Lambru (LCSC) 6-1, 6-0
4.      Nicole Discenza (BSU) def. Paige Noble-Lucas (LCSC) 6-2, 6-0
5.      Ariadna Briones Ginesta (BSU) def. Ana Govea (LCSC) 6-0, 6-0
6.      Bhakti Shah (BSU) def. Larissa Couto (LCSC) 6-1, 6-2
MATCH TWO: Boise State def. LC State 7-0
Beatriz Lambru forced a third-set modified tiebreaker in No. 3 singles against Ariadna Briones Ginesta. Lambru lost in the tiebreaker 10-4. Ana Govea won three games in No. 5 singles in a 6-2, 6-1 loss.
“We truly made the Broncos earn every point. This was greatly exemplified in Beatriz’s match,” LaPlante said. “She was flying around everywhere to get every ball back over the net. She forced a deciding third-set tiebreak after winning three straight games to take the second set.”
The Warriors were only able to win one game in the three doubles contests combined. Larissa Couto and Liebenberg earned the single win in a 6-1 loss in No. 3 doubles.
RESULTS
Doubles
1.      Nicole Discenza/Lorelyz Marruffo (BSU) def. Beatriz Lambru/Naiara Montero (LCSC) 6-0
2.      Joana Baptista/Bhakti Shah (BSU) def. Paige Noble-Lucas/Ana Govea (LCSC) 6-0
3.      Ariadna Briones Ginesta/Ella Piron (BSU) def. Larissa Couto/Carisa Liebenberg (LCSC) 6-1
Singles
1.      Pauline Ernstberger (BSU) def. Carisa Liebenberg (LCSC) 6-0, 6-1
2.      Lorelyz Marruffo (BSU) def. Naiara Montero (LCSC) 6-0, 6-2
3.      Ariadna Briones Ginesta (BSU) def. Beatriz Lambru (LCSC) 6-3, 4-6, 10-4
4.      Bhakti Shah (BSU) def. Paige Noble-Lucas (LCSC) 6-0, 6-1
5.      Ella Piron (BSU) def. Ana Govea (LCSC) 6-2, 6-1
6.      Ryan Kershner (BSU) def. Larissa Couto (LCSC) 6-0, 6-0
UP NEXT
The Warrior women will play against NCAA Division I opponent Idaho in Moscow on Wednesday.
Stay up to date with all things Warrior Athletics at lcwarriors.com and on social media @LCWarriors.
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