PADUCAH, Ky. (4/5/23) – The Arkansas State women’s tennis team forced third set decisions in five of six singles matches, but Southeast Missouri outlasted the Red Wolves 6-1 Wednesday in a neutral site match played at the Rowton Paul Indoor Tennis Center.
A-State (1-12) faced an early 1-0 hole dropping the doubles point with decisions on court one and two in favor of SEMO (13-2). The duo of Sofia Vdovychenko and Sarah Millard lost 6-2 on court one while the pair of Yasmine Humbert and Rebecca Brody fell 6-1 on court two. Over on court three, Anna Borovinskaya and Abigial Thurmer held a 4-2 lead when the Redhawks clinched the doubles point.
SEMO increased the lead to 2-0 with Vivian Lai downing Thurmer 6-2, 6-1 on court four. The Redhawks made it 3-0 with Romana Tarjova rallying past Brody 1-6, 6-1, 6-1 on court two. Vdovychenko got A-State on the board with a 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 decision over Ksenia Shikanova on court three. SEMO clinched the match after Daniela Hlacikova fought off Millard 7-5, 0-6, 6-4 on court one and made it 5-1 with Teona Velkoska outlasting Anna Borovinskaya 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 on court six. The final singles match went in favor of SEMO with Cosima Trinity Calinescu winning 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 over Humbert on court five.
A-State returns home to continue conference play this weekend. Due to inclement weather forecasted in Monroe, La., ULM will play their weekend matches in Jonesboro as well. ULM plays Coastal Carolina Friday at 10:00 a.m. and Georgia Southern Saturday at 2:00 p.m. while the Red Wolves meet the Chanticleers Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and the Eagles Sunday at 11:00 a.m. All matches are scheduled to be played outdoors at the A-State Tennis Complex unless weather moves matches to RidgePointe Country Club. For the latest on match location, follow A-State Tennis on Twitter (@AStateTennis), Facebook (/AStateTennis) and Instagram (@astatetennis).
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