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Tennis: LWC Women notch 1st conference win vs Cumberland

Lebanon, TN - The Lindsey Wilson women's tennis team was victorious over Cumberland (TN), 5-2, in their Mid-South Conference opener on Wednesday at Tommy Gray Memorial Tennis Courts.

In the doubles matches, the No. 19-ranked duo of Darija Mladenovic and Anastasiia Ivanchenko downed Lara Zugasti and Elina Sungatullina, 6-3. Reshma Challarapu and Parisa Rachdanone then toppled Juanita Mendez and Carlee Teague, 6-4, giving the Blue Raiders the doubles point. The match between Heyka Rodriguez and Mayra Gisone versus Maria Arbelaez and Jessica Hernandez went unfinished at 4-6 as the Blue Raiders had already secured the point.

In the singles matches, Rodriguez defeated Alexandra Leisibach, 6-2, 6-1, leading to Gisone downing Zugasti, 7-5, 6-0. The Phoenix then got a point back as Arbelaez defeated Ivanchenko 6-3, 6-2. Rachdanone then defeated J. Mendez, 6-1, 6-4, giving Lindsey Wilson the victory based on points. The two squads went on to finish the rest of the matches as No. 50-ranked Darija Mladenovic defeated Sungatullina, 6-1, 6-4, as No. 32-ranked Hernandez downed Salome Sposetti 6-1, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8), finishing the match 5-2 in the favor of the Blue Raiders.

The Blue Raiders return to the courts when they face Tennessee Southern in Pulaski, on March 7, 2023, at 1pmCT.

This story was posted on 2023-03-02 14:21:55
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