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ORU Splits with UAPB and Tulsa

ORU Splits with UAPB and Tulsa

The Basics (Match 1)
Score: #27 Tulsa 7 - ORU 0
Records: Tulsa (1-0) - ORU (0-2)
Location: Case Tennis Center - Tulsa, Okla.

The Basics (Match 2)
Score: ORU 7 - UAPB 0
Records: ORU (1-2) - UAPB (0-1)
Location: Case Tennis Center - Tulsa, Okla.

TULSA, Okla. - The Oral Roberts University women's tennis team split a pair of matches Saturday knocking off Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 7-0, after falling in the morning to the University of Tulsa, 7-0 at the Case Tennis Center.

The Golden Eagles battled at No. 2 and No.3 doubles before the Golden Hurricane took the first point of the match winning all three doubles matches. Tulsa was too much for ORU in singles, sweeping all six matches for a 7-0 win.

The night cap saw ORU reverse its fortune rolling past UAPB 7-0. The Golden Eagles easily took the point in doubles action winning No. 1 and No. 2 doubles by identical 6-0 scores. ORU followed that up winning five straight singles matches for the shutout victory.

Match Recap
- Petya Simeonova and Ximena Puentes swept through their No. 3 and No. 4 singles matches, 6-0, 6-0.
- Andrada Gordan picked up the win at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0.
- Brenda Mercado also cruised to a victory at No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-1.
- Puentes dropped the closest match against Tulsa as she fell to No. 70 Marcelina Cichon at No. 4 singles, 6-3, 6-1.

News & Notes
- ORU earns its first win of the season to improve to 1-2 after dropping its morning match against Tulsa.
- The Golden Eagles will take almost two weeks off from action before returning to action Jan. 30.

Up Next
ORU will return to the court Jan. 30 for a pair of matches in Fayetteville, Ark., against Old Dominion and Arkansas.

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