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ORU Opens 2016 Regular Season vs #12 Oklahoma State and Abilene Christian

ORU Opens 2016 Regular Season vs #12 Oklahoma State and Abilene Christian

Match 1: Oral Roberts 0 – Oklahoma State 4
Match 2: Oral Roberts 2 – Abilene Christian 5
Location: Stillwater, Okla. – Greenwood Tennis Center 

The Short Story: The Oral Roberts women's tennis dropped a pair of matches Sunday in Stillwater falling, 4-0, to host and 12th-ranked Oklahoma State before being edged 5-2 against Abilene Christian.

Jovana Antonijevic and Ximena Puentes picked up the first single wins of the season for the Oral Roberts women's tennis team Sunday to start the regular season. Antonijevic earned a win at No. 2 singles against ACU while Puentes was a winner at No. 6 singles against the Wildcats.

ORU was shutout in doubles action in both matches against the Cowgirls and Wildcats.

Up Next: ORU returns to familiar courts on Saturday as they play a pair of matches at the University of Tulsa. The Golden Eagles and Golden Hurricane will get underway at 9 a.m. followed by a 4 p.m. match against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

The Results

Abilene Christian 5, Oral Roberts 2
Singles competition
1. Erin Walker (ACU) def. Ceijenia Cornelius (ORU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Jovana Antonijevic (ORU) def. Kaysie Hermsdorf (ACU) 6-2, 6-1
3. Lucille Pothier (ACU) def. Petya Simeonova (ORU) 6-1, 6-3
4. Nada Marjanovic (ACU) def. Andrada Gordan (ORU) 6-1, 7-6
5. Whitney Williams (ACU) def. Brenda Mercado Jove (ORU) 6-2, 6-0
6. Ximena Puentes (ORU) def. Ansley Boarman (ACU) 6-1, 6-4 (10-2) 

Doubles competition
1. Whitney Williams/Erin Walker (ACU) def. Ceijenia Cornelius/Jovana Antonijevic (ORU) 6-1
2. Lucille Pothier/Kaysie Hermsdorf (ACU) def. Petya Simeonova/Andrada Gordan (ORU) 6-2
3. Nada Marjanovic/Ansley Boarman (ACU) def. Ximena Puentes/Valentina Gisbert (ORU) 6-1 

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,2,1,3,6,4)


#12 Oklahoma State 4, Oral Roberts 0
Singles competition
1. #27 Katarina Adamovic (OSU) vs. Ceijenia Cornelius (ORU) unfinished
2. #38 Vladica Babic (OSU) vs. Jovana Antonijevic (ORU) unfinished
3. #46 Viktoriya Lushkova (OSU) def. Petya Simeonova (ORU) 6-0, 6-2
4. Katie Stresnakova (OSU) def. Brenda Mercado Jove (ORU) 6-0, 6-2
5. Carla Tur Mari (OSU) def. Ximena Puentes (ORU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Alexis Lucas (OSU) vs. Valentina Gisbert (ORU) unfinished 

Doubles competition
1. #23 Carla Tur Mari/Viktoriya Lushkova (OSU) def. Jovana Antonijevic/Ceijenia Cornelius (ORU)  6-0
2. Vladica Babic/Katarina Adamovic (OSU) vs. Andrada Gordan/Petya Simeonova (ORU) unfinished
3. Alexis Lucas/Katie Stresnakova (OSU) def. Ximena Puentes/Valentina Gisbert (ORU) 6-0 

Match Notes
Order of finish: Doubles (,1,3); Singles (5,3,4) 

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