LAKE CHARLES, LA. – Senior Khee Yen Wee and sophomore Lusine Chobanyan picked up the Bearkats two points as Sam Houston fell to league-leading McNeese 5-2 in a Southland Conference women’s tennis dual match Sunday afternoon at the Nancy Hank Tennis Center.

Wee defeated Hannah Brett 7-6, 6-4 in the number three singles. She also paired with senior Fabienne Gettwart to defeat Giovanna Fioretti and Marija Mastilovic 6-2 at number two doubles.

Chobanyan swept Charoline Erlandsson in straight sets 6-4, 6-1 in the number five position. The sophomore upped her season dual match singles record to 13-1 and extended her Southland winning streak to six matches with the victory.

Gettwart and Carrie Casey both took their opponents to three sets. Gettwart fell to Floretti 4-6 6-4 6-4 at number one singles while Casey lost to Mastilovic 3-6 6-3 -6 at number four.

McNeese extended its league winning streak to six victories. The Cowgirls are tied for first place in the 2018 Southland race with Northwestern State, both teams with only one dual match loss. McNeese upped its season record to 13-3 and stands 8-1 in Southland action. Sam Houston now holds a 10-5 overall mark and is 5-3 in league.

Sam Houston remains in the race for a top four seed at the Southland Conference tournament in Beaumont the last weekend of April. The Bearkats entered Sunday’s match in fourth place in the league standings. The Kats close out their home schedule next Saturday and Sunday with matches at the McAdams Center versus New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana, respectively. Sam Houston also must make up its rain-posed contest with Nicholls at a later date.

McNeese 5, Sam Houston State 2

Apr 08, 2018 at Lake Charles, La

Doubles competition

  1. 1. Sarah Jurakova/Hannah Brett (MCN) def. Carrie Casey/Mila Milanovic (SHSU) 7-6 (7-4)
  2. 2. Fabienne Gettwart/Khee Yen Wee (SHSU) def. Giovanna Fioretti/Marija Mastilovic (MCN) 6-2
  3. 3. Charoline Erlandsson/Phonexay Chitdara (MCN) def. Sahaja Yamalapalli/Roos Gerritsen (SHSU) 6-1



  1. 1. Giovanna Fioretti (MCN) def. Fabienne Gettwart (SHSU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
  2. 2. Sarah Jurakova (MCN) def. Sahaja Yamalapalli (SHSU) 6-4, 6-2
  3. 3. Khee Yen Wee (SHSU) def. Hannah Brett (MCN) 7-6, 6-4
  4. 4. Marija Mastilovic (MCN) def. Carrie Casey (SHSU) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6
  5. 5. Lusine Chobanyan (SHSU) def. Charoline Erlandsson (MCN) 6-4, 6-1
  6. 6. Phonexay Chitdara (MCN) def. Mila Milanovic (SHSU) 6-1, 6-2