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LWC Women's Tennis, 5. Olivet Nazarene, 1 - Sat 18 Mar 2018

By Matthew Wurzburger

BOURBONNAIS, IL - No. 2-ranked Lindsey Wilson women's tennis lost just one match in its 5-1 road victory over No. 17-ranked Olivet Nazarene (IL) on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

The Blue Raiders (9-4) took two out of three doubles matches before winning the first three singles flights to end the competition.

Natalia Kattah and Alex Shchipakina did not drop a game in their 8-0 win over Morgan Winnie and Anna Kuechenberg in the third-seeded doubles match.

The Tigers (2-8) quickly leveled the match with a victory in the second-seeded doubles flight. The No. 24-ranked pairing of Victoria Monokhova and Faith Huckabee defeated Minja Gligic and Jovana Peric, 8-4.

Lindsey Wilson took the final doubles point as Maria Prados Cid and Fiona Curty upset the No. 7-ranked grouping of Priscila Nunez and Dana Huck, 8-6.

Up 2-1, the Blue Raiders won the first three singles matches to end competition early.

Prados Cid started the run by defeating Huck 6-0, 6-1 in the fourth-seeded singles flight. Gabriella Pedroza then put the Blue Raiders up 4-1 with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Winnie in the sixth-seeded singles flight.

Peric sealed Lindsey Wilson's victory when she downed Kuechenberg 6-2, 6-0 in the fifth-seeded singles match. Saturday's win capped a string of three victories over ranked opponents in as many days for the Blue Raiders. This season, Lindsey Wilson is 6-0 against ranked NAIA competition.

This story was posted on 2017-03-19 09:01:40
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