ORU 2017 Record: 13-9
Summit League Record: 3-2
Match 1: Oral Roberts 4 – Western Illinois 3
Location: Tulsa, Okla. – Case Tennis Center
TULSA, Okla. - The Oral Roberts women's tennis team defeated Western Illinois 4-3 Saturday morning at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Senior Day.
ORU won four singles matches in today's contest. Petya Simeonova won a 6-4, 6-1 match at the No. 4 position. Brenda Mercado Jove won at the No. 5 spot 6-3, 6-2. Ximena Puentes recorded a 6-1, 6-3 win at the No. 6 spot. Ceijenia Cornelius claimed the point in the decisive match to give the Golden Eagles the win. Cornelius was down 5-1 in the tiebreak and came back to win 7-5. She won her match at the No. 1 position 0-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).
Up Next: ORU will travel to Denver, Colorado, to play against the Denver Pioneers on Friday, April 21 at 4 p.m.
Oral Roberts 4, Western Illinois 3
1. Cornelius, Vasiljevic (ORU) lost to Wallace, Lubbers (WIU) 3-6
2. Antonijevic, Simeonova (ORU) def. Bravo, Ballesteros (WIU) 6-0
3. Mercado Jove, Puentes (ORU) lost to Daniel-Fuentes, Milanes (WIU) 5-7
2. Vasiljevic (ORU) lost to Bravo (WIU) 6-4, 0-6, 2-6
3. Antonijevic (ORU) lost to Daniel-Fuentes (WIU) 6-4, 3-6, 3-6
4. Simeonova (ORU) def. Ballesteros (WIU) 6-4, 6-1
5. Mercado Jove (ORU) def. Wallace (WIU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Puentes (ORU) def. Milanes (WIU) 6-1, 6-3
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