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ORU Defeats IUPUI 5-2 Friday Afternoon

ORU Defeats IUPUI 5-2 Friday Afternoon

The Basics 

ORU 2017 Record: 9-8 


Match 1: Oral Roberts 5 – IUPUI 2
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.


INDIANAPOLIS - The Oral Roberts women's tennis team grabbed its first Summit League win of the season at IUPUI 5-2 Friday afternoon in Indianapolis.


The Golden Eagles swept the Jaguars in doubles action. Petya Simeonova and Jovana Antonijevic won at the No. 1 position 6-2, while CeCe Cornelius and Andrea Vasiljevic also won 6-2 at the No. 2 doubles spot. Ximena Puentes and Brenda Mercado Jove defeated their opponents at the No. 3 spot 6-3.

ORU won in singles action at positions three through six. Jovana Antonijevic won a 6-7, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5) match at the No. 3 position. Petya Simeonova defeated her opponent at the No. 4 spot 6-4, 6-3. Brenda Mercado Jove grabbed a victory at the No. 5 spot winning 6-2, 6-2. Ximena Puentes was the first Golden Eagle to grab a singles point for her team by winning at the No. 6 spot 6-3, 6-0.


Up Next: ORU will host the Bears from Missouri State on Tuesday, March 28 at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa beginning at 5 p.m.


The Results 

Oral Roberts 5, IUPUI 2

Doubles competition


1. Simeonova, Antonijevic (ORU) def. Sherif, Mayer (IUPUI) 6-2

2. Cornelius, Vasiljevic (ORU) def. Pessina, Laurenchuk (IUPUI) 6-2

3.  Puentes, Mercado (ORU) def. Schneiger, Nguyen (IUPUI) 6-3

Singles competition


1. Vasiljevic (ORU) lost to Sherif (IUPUI) 2-6, 3-6

2. Cornelius (ORU) lost to Laurenchuk (IUPUI) 3-6, 7-6, 8-10

3. Antonijevic (ORU) def. Pessina (IUPUI) 6-7, 6-2, 10-5

4. Simeonova (ORU) def. Mayer (IUPUI) 6-4, 6-3

5. Mercado Jove (ORU) def. Nguyen (IUPUI) 6-2, 6-2

6. Puentes (ORU) def. Schneiger (IUPUI) 6-3, 6-0


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