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College Round-Up: Tennis for Sept. 23

A-State concludes play at Ball State

MUNCIE, Ind.— The Arkansas State women’s tennis team competed in the Ball State Invite over the weekend with the doubles team of Janie Nowland and Tamara Slijepcevic claiming a championship in their flight.

Nowland-Slijepcevic took on Valparaiso’s pair of Hamel-Heuer in their first match and defeated them 8-1 before taking down Eastern Kentucky’s due of Labeja-Poffo 8-7(3) on Friday. On Saturday, A-State’s pair defeated the team of Thurman-Raymond from Miami (Ohio) by a score of 8-3 to advance to the Doubles Flight A championship. In the championship Sunday, A-State’s pair of Nowland-Slijepcevic defeated Cleveland State’s duo of Gbadamosi-Bensimon 8-2 to clinch the title.

A-State had two pairs in the doubles Flight B with Julie Gauguery and Jess Heeps-Eriksen teaming up for one duo, while Biljana Miloshevska and Victoria Pisani formed the other A-State team. Both duos finished 1-2 in their respective matches

In doubles Flight C action Chiara Stefanov and Sofia Krsmanovic were 0-2 in the tournament.

Slijepcevic was also successful in singles play over the weekend. She was able to take home a third place finish Sunday as she defeated Miami’s (Ohio) Alix Thurman by a count of 6-3, 2-6, 10-5.

In Flight B singles, Nowland was 2-1. Miloshevska fell in her first match, but she stormed through the consolation bracket to win it. In Flight C singles, Heeps-Eriksen and Gaugurey were both 1-2. In Flight D singles, Stefanov and Pisani were both 1-2. Krsmanovic was A-State’s lone representative in Flight E singles finished with a win and 2-1.

The Arkansas State women’s tennis team will be back in action Sept. 29 at the Southern Illinois-Carbondale Invitational.

Warriors compete at ITA regional

TYLER, Texas — The Hendrix College women’s tennis team competed at the ITA Southwest Regional in Tyler, Texas on Saturday.

Sophomore Kaci Dickey advanced to the consolation quarterfinals after defeating Caitlin Alverson of East Texas Baptist 6-4, 7-5, but fell to Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Paolo Nunez 6-2, 6-3.

Two Warrior freshmen fought for spots in their draw’s quarterfinals. Pratheepa Ravikumar defeated Abby Garcia of Schreiner 6-2, 6-2 before falling to UMHB’s Lizzie Ostroff 6-4, 4-6, 10-3. Anusha Majagi also won her first match against Mattie Cryer of Southwestern 6-4, 6-3. Then lost to Brittany Garza of Schreiner 6-2, 6-2.

Senior Caroline Kelley won her first match against ETBU’s Kayla Franklin 6-2, 3-6, 11-9. Freshman Julia Lefler also pikced up a win over Caitlin Zarr of Texas Lutheran 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).

Hendrix’ final match of the fall will be on Oct. 5 at John Brown University in Siloam Springs.

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