Women’s Tennis earns two weekend wins

Women’s Tennis earns two weekend wins

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Evansville defeats Wright State and IUPUI

 

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – A pair of home matches at Wesselman Park saw the University of Evansville women’s tennis team earn a pair of victories to even up their season record at 10-10.

 

The Purple Aces started things off with a 4-1 win over Wright State before earning a 6-1 decision over IUPUI.

 

“This (Wright State) was a good match against a very tough, senior-laden team. I know just how tough it is to get a win against them since I coached most of them two years ago,” UE head coach Jayson Wiseman said.  “They came out and put us on our heels a bit taking the doubles point, despite an excellent win at #1 by Theda & Chieko. However, we did an excellent job of bouncing back and established really good momentum by taking the first set in 5 of 6 singles matches. Chieko, Diana, Theda, and Andrea did a great job of finishing off their matches in straight sets to clinch the win.”

 

Wiseman was also happy with the effort against IUPUI.

 

“This was a perfect trap match because of the short turnaround and we very nearly fell into it. We were fortunate that Daria & Andjela we able to turn their match around and come back from a 4-1 deficit to get a 7-5 win and save the doubles point for us,” he continued.  “The emotional boost that gave the team really lifted up everyone going into singles.  That positive momentum allowed us to once again take 5 of 6 first sets and close out all 5 of those matches to take the victory 6-1.”

 

“Both these matches were huge for us as a program since both of those team beat us handily last year,” Wiseman added.  “I am very pleased with how we played this weekend and hopefully we can carry this forward against Western Kentucky and Wichita State next week.”

 

Wright State started the opening match by taking the doubles point before UE stormed back to sweep singles play and earn the 4-1 win.  Chieko Yamada, Diana Tkachenko, Theodora Soldatou and Andrea Pascual-Larrinaga each earned singles wins.

 

In the match versus the Jaguars, Evansville picked up the doubles point before taking five out of six singles tilts.  Yamada, Tkachenko, Daria Pentsova, Pascual-Larrinaga and Andjela Brguljan were the singles winners for the Aces.

 

A road tilt at Western Kentucky on Friday begins the action next week before conference play begins on Sunday at 1 p.m. against Wichita State at Wesselman Park.

 

Tennis Match Results

Wright State vs University of Evansville

Mar 19, 2017 at Evansville, Ind.

(Wesselman Park)

 

University of Evansville 4, Wright State 1

 

Singles competition

  1. Chieko Yamada (UE) def. Karoline Haller (WSU) 6-2, 7-6 (3-0)
  2. Diana Tkachenko (UE) def. Lindsey Verstrepen (WSU) 6-2, 6-3
  3. Nicoli Pereira (UE) vs. Elaine Cloern (WSU) 7-6 (4-0), 3-6, unfinished
  4. Daria Pentsova (UE) vs. Haily Morgan (WSU) 6-7 (0-4), 3-4, unfinished
  5. Theodora Soldatou (UE) def. Tori Turner (WSU) 6-4, 6-0
  6. Andrea Pascual-Larri (UE) def. Aby Madrigal (WSU) 6-1, 6-2

 

Doubles competition

  1. Theodora Soldatou/Chieko Yamada (UE) def. Taylor Culbertson/Tori Turner (WSU) 6-2
  2. Lindsey Verstrepen/Karoline Haller (WSU) def. Andjela Brguljan/Daria Pentsova (UE) 6-3
  3. Haily Morgan/Elaine Cloern (WSU) def. Andrea Pascual-Larri/Diana Tkachenko (UE) 6-2

 

Tennis Match Results

IUPUI vs University of Evansville

Mar 19, 2017 at Evansville, Ind.

(Wesselman Park)

 

University of Evansville 6, IUPUI 1

 

Singles competition

  1. Chieko Yamada (UE) def. Sara Sherif (IUPUI) 6-0, 6-1
  2. Diana Tkachenko (UE) def. Valeriia Lavrenchuk (IUPUI) 6-2, 6-3
  3. Samantha Mayer (IUPUI) def. Nicoli Pereira (UE) 7-6 (5-0), 6-2
  4. Daria Pentsova (UE) def. Mariella Pessina (IUPUI) 6-2, 7-6 (6-0)
  5. Andrea Pascual-Larri (UE) def. Marina Schneiger (IUPUI) 6-3, 6-0
  6. Andjela Brguljan (UE) def. Molly Nguyen (IUPUI) 6-0, 6-0

 

Doubles competition

  1. Sara Sherif/Samantha Mayer (IUPUI) def. Nicoli Pereira/Diana Tkachenko (UE) 6-1
  2. Andjela Brguljan/Daria Pentsova (UE) def. Valeriia Lavrenchuk/Mariella Pessina (IUPUI) 7-5
  3. Andrea Pascual-Larri/Chieko Yamada (UE) def. Marina Schneiger/Molly Nguyen (IUPUI) 6-1

 

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