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ORU Falls to South Dakota, 7-0

ORU Falls to South Dakota, 7-0

The Basics
Match 1: Oral Roberts 0 – South Dakota 7
Records: Oral Roberts (11-12, 2-3 SL); South Dakota (11-10, 4-1 SL)
Location: Sanford Sports Complex – Sioux Falls, S.D. 

The Short Story: The Oral Roberts women's tennis team were unable to rally Wednesday falling, 7-0, to South Dakota at the Sanford Sports Complex.

The Golden Eagles dropped their second straight match despite strong play from the middle of the lineup.

Petya Simeonova fell at No. 3 singles, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) dropping the tie breaker to Milica Pavlovic.  Simeonova is now 9-9 on the season in singles action.

Both Valentina Gisbert and Brenda Mercado were stopped as well from extending their singles win total. Gisbert and Mercado each sit at a team high 10 wins.

Up Next: The Golden Eagles close the regular season Saturday at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa against IUPUI. Action is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

The Results 

South Dakota 7, Oral Roberts 0
Singles competition
1. Burns,Ellie (USD) def. Jovana Antonijevic (ORU) 6-2, 6-4
2. Sidenko,Yuliya (USD) def. Ceijenia Cornelius (ORU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-1
3. Pavlovic,Milica (USD) def. Petya Simeonova (ORU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
4. Kranendonk,Emma (USD) def. Brenda Mercado Jove (ORU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Bondarenko,Anastasia (USD) def. Ximena Puentes (ORU) 5-7, 6-0, 6-3
6. Pandya,Maria (USD) def. Valentina Gisbert (ORU) 6-2, 6-2 

Doubles competition
1. Kranendonk,Emma/Burns,Ellie (USD) vs. Jovana Antonijevic/Petya Simeonova (ORU) unfinished
2. Sidenko,Yuliya/Bondarenko,Anastasia (USD) def. Ceijenia Cornelius/Ximena Puentes (ORU) 6-2
3. van Zijst,Elise/Pavlovic,Milica (USD) def. Brenda Mercado Jove/Valentina Gisbert (ORU) 6-4 

Match Notes
Oral Roberts 11-12, 2-3 SL
South Dakota 11-10, 4-1 SL 

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