Match 1: Oral Roberts 5 – IUPUI 2
Records: Oral Roberts (12-12, 3-3 SL); IUPUI (7-16, 2-4 SL)
Location: Case Tennis Center – Tulsa Okla.
The Short Story: The Oral Roberts women's tennis team fought to a 5-2 win Saturday over IUPUI.
The Golden Eagles snapped a two-match skid as the top of the lineup helped ORU jump out to an early lead before clinching the match in doubles.
Petya Simeonova and Jovana Antonijevic improved to 10-3 on the year with a win at No. 1 doubles and also moved to 4-1 in Summit League matches. Ceijenia Cornelius and Ximena Puentes also snagged a 6-2 win at No. 2 doubles to propel ORU to the victory.
In singles action, wins for Antonijevic, Cornelius and Simeonova gave the trio their 10th win of the year.
Up Next: (Updated) The Golden Eagles wait for the final Summit League matches to see if they qualify for next week's Summit League Championships. ORU can clinch a spot in The Summit League Championships with a South Dakota State win over Omaha on Sunday. A win by Omaha would give the Mavericks and SDSU the tiebreaker over the Golden Eagles for the final spot in the tournament.
Oral Roberts 5, IUPUI 2
1. Jovana Antonijevic (ORU) def. Valeriia Lavrenchuk (IUPUI) 6-2, 6-3
2. Ceijenia Cornelius (ORU) def. Rachel Swartwood (IUPUI) 6-4, 6-2
3. Petya Simeonova (ORU) def. Sara Sherif (IUPUI) 6-2, 6-1
4. Samantha Mayer (IUPUI) def. Brenda Mercado Jove (ORU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
5. Ximena Puentes (ORU) def. Bobbi Modesto (IUPUI) 6-3, 6-1
6. Brigitte Swartwood (IUPUI) def. Valentina Gisbert (ORU) 6-3, 6-2
1. Petya Simeonova/Jovana Antonijevic (ORU) def. Samantha Mayer/Sara Sherif (IUPUI) 6-2
2. Ceijenia Cornelius/Ximena Puentes (ORU) def. Rachel Swartwood/Mariella Pessina (IUPUI) 6-2
3. Brenda Mercado Jove/Valentina Gisbert (ORU) vs. Brigitte Swartwood/Valeriia Lavrenchuk (IUPUI) unfinished
IUPUI 7-16, 2-4
Oral Roberts 12-12, 3-3
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