In singles play, ULM (3-0) tied the match with wins from its Nos. 3 and 5 singles players. At No. 3, Horakova defeated Aliona Ladutska, 6-2, 6-2, while No. 5 Jana Duhanova downed NSU’s Polina Ivanova, 6-2, 6-1. New Orleans 6, Loyola (La.) 0NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Privateers women’s tennis team (3-1) went perfect in four of five matches in singles in a 6-0 victory over the Loyola Wolfpack (0-3) on Tuesday afternoon at the University Tennis Center. ULM’s Beata Kull evened the match with a 6-4, 6-3 win against Barbora Kollarova at No. 4 singles, setting up a winner-take-all matchup between NSU’s Natalya Krutova and ULM’s Sophie Rufyikiri at No. 2 singles. In between the ULM victories, NSU’s No. 1 singles player, Larina, scored a straight-set victory against Amy Olivier, 6-1, 6-3. New Orleans 6, Loyola (La.) 0Louisiana-Monroe 4, Northwestern State 3 – Return to top – The Lady Demons (0-2) rolled to the doubles point behind victories from the pairings of Tatiana Larina and Aliona Ladutska and Polina Ivanova and Emily Kerr. – Return to top – “It was a tough loss,” first-year head coach Olga Bazhanova said. “You have to give Monroe credit. They played well under pressure. Good process from our team, but not enough points. Very good doubles (play), especially from No. 1 (Larina/Ladutska). No. 2 (Krutova/Kollarova) played well. No. 3 (Ivanova/Kerr) started slow, but went on with the game.” The Privateers will next travel to face Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday, Feb. 7. The match is slated for an 11 a.m. start. The Lady Demons return to action Friday when they host Louisiana Tech in the second game of a two-game homestand. It is NSU’s last home match until Feb. 28 when the Lady Demons host Southern Mississippi. NSU freshman Emily Kerr battled back from dropping the first set to score a three-set victory at No. 6 singles, defeating Letha Gaigher, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 to put NSU a win away from taking the match. Both teams only had five active players in total. The Privateers were without Soledad Calderon Arroyo who could not play due to illness. New Orleans coasted by in singles with Anja Luethi and Anna Segarra Rius winning 6-1 at #1 doubles. Hafsa Laraibi and Yasmine Rashad won their match 6-0 at the 2 doubles position to secure the first point. Louisiana-Monroe 4, Northwestern State 3NATCHITOCHES, La. – Northwestern State started its 2015 home opener strong, but ULM put together a rally in singles play to pick up a 4-3 victory Tuesday afternoon at the Jack Fisher Tennis Complex. In singles, the Privateers could only be stopped by a weather delay that halted the match for 10 minutes. Segarra, Rashad, Laraibi, and Marta Sans each won their singles match at 6-0, 6-0. Luethi played at the 1 position for the first time in her collegiate career and defeated Meghan de Baroncelli 6-1, 6-1 to cap the victory. Larina and Ladutska downed ULM’s Sophie Rufyikiri and Petra Horakova, 6-1, while Ivanova and Kerr dispatched Letha Gaigher and Jana Duhanova 6-3. The sweep left the doubles match between NSU’s Natalya Krutova and Barbora Kollarova and ULM’s Amy Olivier and Anandhi Botha unfinished. NSU led 5-2 at the time the match was called. Krutova rallied after dropping the first set to force a third set, but Rufyikiri emerged victorious with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-0 win.