McNeese (1-6) at Lamar (5-2)
When: Monday, Feb. 21 (2 p.m.)
Where: Beaumont, TX. (Thompson Family Tennis Center)
McNeese women’s tennis will return to the court Monday, Feb. 21 when the Cowgirls travel to Beaumont, Texas to face Lamar in a 2 p.m. match at the Thompson Family Tennis Center.
McNeese (1-5) will look to bounce back following its 4-0 home opening loss against UL-Lafayette on Feb. 13 and will look for its second win of the season after a 4-1 win against Grambling on Feb. 6.
Yukina Abe, Natalia Ballo, and Ariane Monlleo Sanchis all head into the match with two wins apiece.
Lamar (5-2) dropped its first two matches of the season before winning its next five including a 6-1 win over Incarnate Word and most recently a 4-0 road win at Southeastern on Saturday.
The Cowgirls will return home on Sunday, Feb. 27 to host New Mexico in an 11 a.m. match that will be played at the Barbe High School tennis courts.
Cowgirls Roster Filled With Youth: McNeese’s roster consists of only two upperclassmen in juniors Matilde Mulatero and Carlotto Romito. The rest of the Cowgirls roster consists of four sophomores (Yukina Abe, Natalie Ballo, Anna Domingo-Bernabeu, and Luna Jokanovic.
Cowgirls On The Road: McNeese began its season on the road for its first six matches including matches against two ITA preseason Top 25 teams. The Cowgirls open the season at No. 14 Texas A&M (Jan. 16) and will travel to #15 Florida State on Jan. 23. The Cowgirls will also face Florida A&M on the road (Tallahassee, Fl.) along with road matches at Houston and La. Tech.
Five Home Matches On The 2022 Schedule: McNeese has five home matches on the schedule this season with its season opener set for Feb. 12 against UL-Lafayette.
Southland Conference Openers: The Southland Conference opener is set for March 12 at New Orleans while the SLC home opener is set for April 1 against Southeastern.