The East Central University women’s tennis team improved to 4-4 overall and 2-0 in the Great American Conference after earning a 5-4 win over Southern Nazarene.
The Lady Tigers started with a 2-1 lead after the doubles matches. ECU’s senior Marta Valles and sophomore Elisabeth Dignard earned an 8-4 win over Masha Andrianova and Marina Shipilova at No. 1 doubles. Sophomore Bernardita Muscillo and junior Agostina Moran then claimed an 8-5 win over Payton Bergmann and Kimberly Wiedemann at No. 3 doubles.
ECU then lost the first three singles matches, but rebounded to win the final three for the 5-4 win. Sophomore Aurelie Rodriguez claimed a 7-5, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles over Karina Kotova. Moran added a 6-3, 6-2 win over Bergmann at No. 5 singles and sophomore Kelsey Kerr defeated Wiedemann at No. 6 singles 6-3, 7-5.
The Lady Tigers will now return home for two matches. ECU will first host Arkansas Tech, Saturday, March 30 at 12:30 p.m. and then battle Seminole State, Monday, April 1 at 1 p.m. at the ECU Tennis Courts.
ECU 5, SNU 4
March 28, 2013 – Edmond, Okla.
1. Masha Andrianova vs. Marta Valles SNU 7-5, 6-0
2. Natalia Moreno vs. Bernardita Muscillo SNU 6-1, 6-4
3. Marina Shipilova vs. Elisabeth Dignard SNU 6-3, 6-3
4. Karina Kotova vs. Aurelie Rodriguez ECU 7-5, 6-2
5. Payton Bergmann vs. Agostina Moran ECU 6-3, 6-2
6. Kimberly Wiedemann vs. Kelsey Kerr ECU 6-3, 7-5
1. Andrianova/Shipilova vs. Valles/Dignard ECU 8-4
2. Moreno/Kotova vs. Rodriguez/Vargas SNU 8-6
3. Bergmann/Wiedemann vs. Muscillo/Moran ECU 8-5