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ORU Opens Summit League with 5-2 Win at Omaha

ORU Opens Summit League with 5-2 Win at Omaha

The Basics
Match 1: Oral Roberts 5 – Omaha 2
Records: Oral Roberts (6-7, 1-0 SL); Omaha (4-5, 0-1 SL)
Location: Omaha, Neb. – Miracle Hills 

The Short Story: The Oral Roberts women's tennis team opened Summit League play with a 5-2 win over Omaha early Saturday morning.

The Golden Eagles rallied back after an early deficit from double action with a dominant outcome in singles. Jovana Antonijevic and Petya Simeonova picked up the lone doubles win for ORU as Omaha took the early doubles point.

However, Antonijevic and Simeonova would help the Golden Eagles nearly sweep singles to take a 5-2 victory. Antonijevic won her sixth match of the season with a solid win at No.1 singles. Simeonova won at No. 3 singles while Cijenia Cornelius, Brenda Mercado and Valentina Gisbert also claimed wins at singles.

Up Next: The Golden Eagles return to Tulsa next Saturday as they host Missouri Valley foe Wichita State. Action is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start at the Case Tennis Center.

The Results 

Oral Roberts 5, Omaha 2
Singles competition
1. Jovana Antonijevic (ORU) def. Hylan Miller (UNO) 6-1, 6-0
2. Ceijenia Cornelius (ORU) def. Molly Matricardi (UNO) 6-2, 6-1
3. Petya Simeonova (ORU) def. Kylie Boyer (UNO) 7-5, 6-4
4. Janelle Wilson (UNO) def. Andrada Gordan (ORU) retired
5. Brenda Mercado Jove (ORU) def. Kenzie Hill (UNO) 6-2, 6-3
6. Valentina Gisbert (ORU) def. Allison Johnson (UNO) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) 

Doubles competition
1. Jovana Antonijevic/Petya Simeonova (ORU) def. Kylie Boyer/Hylan Miller (UNO) 6-0
2. Molly Matricardi/Rebecca Stafford (UNO) def. Ceijenia Cornelius/Andrada Gordan (ORU) 6-4
3. Janelle Wilson/Kenzie Hill (UNO) def. Brenda Mercado Jove/Valentina Gisbert (ORU) 6-4 

Match Notes
Oral Roberts 6-7
Omaha 4-5 

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