Techsters, Lady Demons collide in tennis showdown

BEST IN THE BOOT: Rozalie Dohnalova and Northwestern State finish the regular season today, hosting Louisiana Tech in a matchup of the state’s most successful women’s tennis teams.

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NATCHITOCHES – The last time Northwestern State women’s tennis team stepped on the court, a championship atmosphere was in the air and the Lady Demons routed Nicholls, claiming the Southland Conference regular season title.

There won’t be any trophies or titles on the line today, just bragging rights, as the Lady Demons (13-4) close out their regular season at home against Louisiana Tech.

Championship-caliber tennis can be expected. The Techsters (17-4) come in with the most wins in the state this season. NSU ranks second among Division I teams in that category.

“That’s what we wanted, a great in-state rivalry between two teams that are playing really good tennis,” said NSU coach Jonas Brobeck. “Louisiana Tech has won a lot of matches, and it’s a great to get a super quality opponent down here so we can get a great match heading into the Southland Conference Tournament.”

The match, originally scheduled for Tuesday but moved because of storms, will begin at 11 a.m. at the Jack Fisher Tennis Complex.

The Techsters topped Northwestern 5-2 last spring, but haven’t won at NSU since 2015.

The Lady Demons have not lost a match since Feb. 28, dropping only seven points since while winning four matches by a score of 6-1 and recording two shutouts. They are 8-1 at home this season with the lone loss coming to Southern Miss.

Photo by CHRIS REICH, Northwestern State