Herd Opens Tournament Play vs. LA Tech|
April 17, 2014
MATCH 21: No. 4 MARSHALL (13-7, 1-0 C-USA) vs. No. 5 LOUISIANA TECH (15-6, 4-1 C-USA)
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – After having appeared in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for a total of five weeks this spring, the Marshall women’s tennis team will look to prove its prowess as the No. 4-seed in the Conference USA Tournament against No. 5-seed Louisiana Tech in the quarterfinals on Friday at 2 p.m.
HAVE YOU HERD?
The Herd has won the doubles point in each of its last five dual matches. While the opening point has helped Marshall get ahead, it hasn’t been the deciding factor with a 3-2 mark in those five contests.
Scheduled to make up a postponed dual match vs. VCU from Mar. 30, the Herd was unable to make up the match on April 15 due to additional inclement weather conditions.
Out of the Herd’s 20 dual matches this spring, 13 have been played away from home and Marshall has posted an overall record of 6-5 in those contests. The Herd is 2-0 at neutral locations and 5-6 in true road matches.
SCOUTING THE LADY TECHSTERS
Most recently, LA Tech defeated No. 12-seed UAB on Thursday afternoon, 4-1. After the Blazers swept all three doubles contests to go ahead 1-0 in the dual match, the Lady Techsters won four-straight singles matches on the No. 1, 2, 4 and 6 courts to close out the contest and advance into the quarterfinals.