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ORU Claims Impressive 6-1 win vs. Seminole State

ORU Claims Impressive 6-1 win vs. Seminole State

The Basics
Match 1: Oral Roberts 6 – Seminole State 1
Records: Oral Roberts (9-10); Seminole State (20-4)
Location: Tulsa, Okla. – Case Tennis Center 

The Short Story: The Oral Roberts women's tennis team captured an impressive 6-1 win Thursday evening over the 3rd-ranked team in the NJCAA rankings, Seminole State.

Tough matches at the bottom of the Golden Eagle lineup helped push ORU to its third win in five matches.

Jovana Antonijevic helped get the Golden Eagles started win a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles. Antonijevic claimed her team-high ninth win of the season.

Ceijenia Cornelius and Brenda Mercado also won their ninth singles match of the year with a solid 6-4, 6-0 victory at the No. 4 position.

Up Next: The Golden Eagles return to the road Sunday as the face Summit League foe Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill., at 2 p.m.

The Results 

Oral Roberts 6, Seminole State 1
Singles competition
1. Jovana Antonijevic (ORU) def. Luisa Varon (SSC) 6-2, 6-2
2. Ceijenia Cornelius (ORU) def. Miranda Rodriguez (SSC) 6-2, 7-5
3. Viktoria Seifert (SSC) def. Petya Simeonova (ORU) 6-4, 6-3
4. Brenda Mercado Jove (ORU) def. Celine Massereau (SSC) 6-4, 6-0
5. Ximena Puentes (ORU) def. Zahra Finnigan (SSC) 6-2, 6-1
6. Valentina Gisbert (ORU) def. Kailey Hamilton (SSC) 6-7, 7-6, 10-9 

Doubles competition
1. Jovana Antonijevic/Petya Simeonova (ORU) def. Luisa Varon/Miranda Rodriguez (SSC) 6-0
2. Viktoria Seifert/Celine Massereau (SSC) def. Ceijenia Cornelius/Ximena Puentes (ORU) 6-3
3. Valentina Gisbert/Brenda Mercado Jove (ORU) def. Zahra Finnigan/Sydney Brummett (SSC) 6-0 

Match Notes
Seminole State 20-4
Oral Roberts 9-10 

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