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Golden Eagles Season Ends With 4-0 Loss to #43 Denver

Golden Eagles Season Ends With 4-0 Loss to #43 Denver

The Basics
Match 1: Oral Roberts 0 – Denver 4
Records: Oral Roberts (12-13); Denver (20-2)
Location: Koch Tennis Center – Omaha, Neb. 

The Short Story: The Oral Roberts women's tennis team saw its season come to an end Friday falling 4-0 to top seed Denver in The Summit League Semifinals.

The Golden Eagles won their final match of the regular season to earn the final spot in The Summit League tournament.

Denver claimed wins at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles to take the first point of the match.

The Pioneers entered the tournament ranked No. 43 in the ITA rankings as they worked quickly at the top of the lineup. Jovana Antonijevic fell at No.1 singles, 6-2, 6-1 while Ceijenia Cornelius was edged at No. 2 singles.

Five Golden Eagles finished the season with 10 wins led by Antonijevic and Cornelius. Valentina Gisbert, Brenda Mercado and Petya Simeonova also finished the year with 10 wins.

The Results 

#43 Denver 4, Oral Roberts 0
Singles competition
1. Julia O'Loughlin (DEN) def. Jovana Antonijevic (ORU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Maureen Slattery (DEN) def. Ceijenia Cornelius (ORU) 6-0, 6-2
3. Bianca Mok (DEN) vs. Petya Simeonova (ORU) 6-3, 1-0, unfinished
4. Charlotte Derbyshire (DEN) vs. Brenda Mercado Jove (ORU) 6-2, unfinished
5. Evy Van Genechten (DEN) vs. Ximena Puentes (ORU) 6-2, 1-0, unfinished
6. Morgan Barnhill (DEN) def. Valentina Gisbert (ORU) 6-1, 6-0 

Doubles competition
1. Maureen Slattery/Julia O'Loughlin (DEN) def. Jovana Antonijevic/Petya Simeonova (ORU) 6-2
2. Morgan Barnhill/Bianca Mok (DEN) vs. Ceijenia Cornelius/Ximena Puentes (ORU) 3-4, unfinished
3. Charlotte Derbyshire/Gracia Mboko (DEN) def. Brenda Mercado Jove/Valentina Gisbert (ORU) 6-3 

Match Notes
Oral Roberts 12-13
Denver 20-2; National ranking #43
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (6,2,1)
Summit League Women's Tennis Tournament Semifinals
Official: Vern Weber T-1:38 A-136 

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