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UMKC Nips ORU, 5-2

UMKC Nips ORU, 5-2

The Basics
Score:  UMKC 5 – ORU 2
Records: UMKC (5-7) – ORU (5-8)
Location: Plaza Tennis Center – Kansas City, Mo.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Oral Roberts University women's tennis team fell to UMKC, 5-2, Sunday afternoon at the Plaza Tennis Center in downtown Kansas City.

The Golden Eagles fell behind early as the 'Roos took an early lead in doubles action. ORU fell to 5-8 on the season as they dropped their second straight match.

ORU earned two wins from the middle of the lineup in singles action, but was unable to rally at the top of the lineup.

Match Recap
Marizanne Bouwer won her third straight singles match taking a 6-3, 6-4 victory at No. 3 singles. Bouwer improved to 3-0 at the No.3 position and 5-4 on the season.
Ximena Puentes fought off Mariam Kurasbediani for a hard-fought, 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 4 singles. Puentes improved to 6-5 on the season with the win.
- Peyta Simeonova saw her win streak end as she dropped a heartbreaker, 6-3, 7-5 to Maddie Schulte at the No. 2 singles position.

Up Next
ORU makes a quick turnaround in Kansas City against Summit League foe Western Illinois Monday morning. The Golden Eagles and Leathernecks start action from the Plaza Tennis Center at noon. 

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