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Lady Demons tennis player ties record for career doubles wins
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Senior Andrea Nedorostova won 7-0 in a singles match against Nicholls St. Nedorostova tied the school record Saturday for career wins in double matches at 67 wins. She is one win shy from becoming the all-time leader. She will try and break the record Saturday at Lamar.
Senior Andrea Nedorostova won 7-0 in a singles match against Nicholls St. Nedorostova tied the school record Saturday for career wins in double matches at 67 wins. She is one win shy from becoming the all-time leader. She will try and break the record Saturday at Lamar.
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Andrea Nedorostova made her Senior Day especially memorable as she tied Northwestern State's career record for doubles victories and posted a 6-0, 6-0 singles romp Sunday as the Lady Demon tennis team's captain sparked a 7-0 blanking of visiting Nicholls State in a Southland Conference match at Jack Fisher Tennis Complex.

Nedorostova and Tatiana Larina posted an 8-4 win in the No. 1 doubles match, giving the Lady Demons' only senior a career mark of 67-10 in doubles play. That equals the 67 wins (67-21) posted by Bianca Schulz from 2008-11.

She has two regular-season matches on the road next weekend, at Lamar and McNeese, along with at least one match in the Southland Conference Tournament to edge past Schulz for sole possession of the school record. Nedorostova's singles win pushed her career record to 57-20, with the wins ranked No. 5 all-time, past a tie with Graduate N Club Hall of Famer Karen Patel (56-23 from 1988-91). Patel's teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Vicky Sims Newsom holds the Lady Demon career mark with a 67-19 mark from 1989-92.

"Andrea has been everything we possibly could have hoped for and she's leaving a record as an athlete, as a scholar, as a team captain and a leader that is truly remarkable," said Lady Demon head coach Patric DuBois. "I'm very happy she was able to tie the doubles record in her final home match. Overall we played quite well today and we appreciated the opportunity to perform one last time this season in front of our wonderful fans."

Northwestern improved to 10-6 overall and 5-2 in the Southland while Nicholls, a 4-3 loser Saturday at Stephen F. Austin, dipped to 8-13 overall and 1-6 in league competition.

The Lady Demons swept to the doubles point with the closest call an 8-6 victory at No. 3 by Amy Williams and Daniela Simonova. Northwestern posted four straight-set singles wins, topped by Polina Konop's 6-3, 6-4 triumph at No. 1.

Closing the action were a pair of split-set victories in pro sets by the Lady Demons. Tatiana Larina ended the afternoon with a 6-3, 5-7, 10-8 decision at No. 2 over Natalia Cardiff, and Olga Leyshyna rallied to win 4-6, 6-1, 10-5 at No. 5 over Isla Brock.

Natalya Krutova didn't drop a game in her No. 3 singles triumph, matching Nedorostova's No. 4 singles score.

After registering a perfect 4-0 record over the weekend Northwestern State’s Polina Konop was named the Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the week, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Konop led the Lady Demons as they split conference matches over the weekend.

The junior overpowered Southeastern Louisiana’s Nastya Tokareva 7-5, 6-0 and Nicholls State’s Marie Aubert 6-3, 6-4 in singles competition at the No. 1 spot.

Konop also teamed up with freshman Natalya Krutova to go 2-0 in doubles action. The duo defeated SLU’s Adriana Castillo and Renee Villareal 8-6 and Nicholls’ Rachel Howie and Emma Pitre 8-4 at the No. 2 position.

The Kiev, Ukraine native improves to 13-3 overall and 6-1 in SLC play in singles action and 12-4, 7-0 in doubles competition.

This is Konop’s third player of the week honor this season.

Konop and the Lady Demons will finish out the regular season on the road as they travel to Lamar on Saturday and McNeese State on Sunday.

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