Sofia Fortuno returns serve in Texas State’s game against the Old Dominion Monarchs. Fortuno won her sixth singles win this season last Sunday in a comeback victory winning 3-6,6-4, 6-3.
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Bobcat Tennis looks for first conference win as Texas State hosts the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in Sun Belt action
Texas State tennis will conclude their seven- match homestand with Southern Miss on Friday, March 17 at the Bobcat Tennis Complex at 1 p.m.
This will be the first time the Bobcats and Golden Eagles will meet.
Texas State (4-7, 0-2 Sun Belt) opened conference play with two losses against James Madison and No. 24 Old Dominion.
Sofia Fortuno improved to a 7-1 record and is on a six-match singles win streak. Fortuno and Maria Lora teamed up for doubles on line two and three and are the only Bobcats holding an active doubles win streak. Lora has made an immediate impact on the team after being placed on line six in singles and got her first win of the season after seeing two matches.
Kate Malazonia is tied alongside Fortuno for the highest number of singles wins with seven. Malazonia has had four matches this season in the last three sets, including her last two.
Southern Miss (5-4, 0-2 Sun Belt) had a threematch win streak snapped after beginning conference action with two 3-4 losses to Georgia State and Troy at home.
This will be the fourth road match for Southern Miss, and they have just one loss on the road.
Last season Southern Miss finished the season 13-5 and were 2-1 in Conference USA. In last season’s C-USA tournament championship the Golden Eagles were the sixth seed and fell short to 11th seed Marshall.
The Golden Eagles have won the doubles point six times this season, top court duo Ebru Zeynep Yazgan and Alyssa Richter have won four matches, while Zenn Lim and Maddison Ricardo have seen five wins on court three.
Following Texas State’s lone match of the week, they will play Georgia Southern and Coastal Carolina on the road.