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ORU Posts Successful Start at Fall Invitational

ORU Posts Successful Start at Fall Invitational

Event: ORU Fall Invitational
Location: Tulsa, Okla. – LaFortune Park


TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts women's tennis team had plenty of success as the Golden Eagles started their fall season over the weekend, hosting the ORU Fall Invitational at LaFortune Park.  


 Jovana Antonijevic and Petya Simenova claimed the Flight A Doubles Championship over the weekend. Brenda Mercado and Andrea Vasilijevic finished in third place in Flight C Doubles. Valentina Gisbert took home the Flight D Singles Championship and Naomi Munitic finished in fourth place. Jovana Antonijevic was the consolation winner in Flight A Singles. Brenda Mercacdo and Ximena Puentes were Flight C Singles consolation finalists.


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The Invitational was the first tennis action of the season for the Golden Eagles who will travel to Conway, Ark. to compete in the University of Central Arkansas Fall Invitational on September 23 and 24.


The Results

Jovana Antonijevic – Flight A Singles

Lost to Lara Soares (SSBU) 6-4, 6-0

Def. Ashleigh Elward (Tarlt.) 6-4, 7-6, 7-2

Def. Lucia Diaz (SSBU) 7-5, 6-2

Def. Molly Worden (NSU) –Consolation Winner


Brenda Mercado – Flight C Singles

Lost to Elena Preadca (Tarlt.) 7-5, 6-4

Def. Jenny Bond (UCO) 6-3, 6-2

Def. Zorana Jovanic (SSBU) 6-2, 7-5

Brenda Mercado (ORU) and Ximena Puentes (ORU) Consolation -Finalists


Ximena Puentes – Flight C Singles

Lost to Tori Simmons (Tarlt.) 6-3, 6-1

Def. Anna Minakova (UCO) 6-4, 7-5

Def. Caroline Abbe (OKBU) 5-7, 6-1, 10-4

Brenda Mercado (ORU) and Ximena Puentes (ORU) Consolation -Finalists


Valentina Gisbert – Flight D Singles

Def. Ellie Stevens (Tarlt.) 6-1, 6-2

Def. Shali Schoepflin (UCO) 7-5, 7-6, 9-7

Flight D Singles Champion


 Naomi Munitic – Flight D Singles

Def. Megan Bowlin (OKBU) 6-2, 6-2

Lost to Shali Schoepflin (UCO) 6-1, 6-4

Lost to Ellie Stevens (Tarlt.) 6-3, 6-1

Flight D Singles Fourth Place


Doubles Matches:

Flight A: ORU- Antonijevic / Simeonova (winner) vs. UCO- Hodges/Bhat 9-7

Flight B: SSBU- Vickov/Tuemmers (winner) vs. Tarlt.- Richarme/Elward 8-5

Flight C: Tarlt- Barbaroux/Simmons (winner) vs. UCO- Williams/Minejova 8-6

Flight A Third Place: NSU- Efimenko/Worden (winner) vs. OKBU- Charvat/Boepple 8-6

Flight B Third Place: Tarlt.- Stevens/Fillingarme (winner) vs. UCO- Semo/Schoepflin OF

Flight C Third Place: ORU- Mercado/Vasiljevic (winner) vs. NSU- Gambrava/McCullough 8-4

Flight A Consolation: SSBU- Soares/Diaz (winner) vs. OKBU- Moosebacher/Abbe 8-2

Flight B Consolation: NSU- Parker/Tomaic (winner) vs. OKBU- Morales/Bowers 8-0

Flight C Consolation: SSBU- Jovanic/Federer (winner) vs. ORU-  Gisbert/Munitic 8-1


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