March 31, 2011 at 8:28 PM CDT - Updated June 15 at 8:55 AM
TROY, AL. – With only five matches remaining in the 2011 regular season, the Troy University women's tennis team travels west to face Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas-Little Rock this weekend.
TROY (6-12) hits the courts first on Friday afternoon against the Red Wolves of Arkansas State (7-4) beginning at 1 p.m. at Allen Park in Jonesboro.
Arkansas State comes into the match with the Trojans having won their last five matches dating back to February27 against McNeese State. The Red Wolves, however, are 2-2 against teams from the Sun Belt Conference as they have defeated Florida Atlantic (5-2) and Middle Tennessee (5-2) this season.
Meanwhile, UALR (10-9) will enter the match on Saturday afternoon having lost three consecutive matches on the heels of an eight-match winning streak. The Trojans will host TROY at the Rebsamen Tennis Center Saturday afternoon at 1 pm.
TROY enters the match off a victory over in-state foe Jacksonville State, ending a four-match losing streak that dated back to a loss to then 58th-ranked FIU on March 11. The Trojans are led currently by senior Leonie Guijt at number three singles and number one doubles. The senior has reeled back-to-back victories in singles play, and has won three of her last of her last four matches in singles play.
She also teamed with her doubles partner, Karoline Grymel, to win four consecutive matches at number one doubles. The duo has also rattled off seven victories in their last eight matches, and eight of their last 10 dating back February 25 against Georgia State University.
Guijt has evened her record at 9-9 in singles play this spring, while improving to 16-15 this year; while Grymel has posted a 14-16 victory this season in singles play. The duo is 11-7 this spring, and has recorded a 16-12 record playing at number one doubles this season.
Results for both matches will be posted as soon as they become available.