Women’s tennis wins handily, defeats SEMO 6-1

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SLU women’s tennis got back to winning ways with a 6-1 victory over Southeast Missouri on Feb. 1. Several Billikens performed well in the meet, and SLU women’s tennis got back to a .500 2-2 record after playing against Southeast Missouri.

Singles competitions went well for the Billikens, as SLU only lost one match. SLU senior Eleonore Tchakarova defeated Southeast Missouri’s Isabella Krupa, by a comprehensive score of 6-2, 6-1. Her sister, SLU senior Verginie Tchakarova, won her match as well, over Southeast Missouri’s O. Doroshenko, by a score of 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. SLU’s only loss came in two sets on the third court, as Southeast Missouri ’s Kseniya Zonova defeated SLU sophomore Ally McKenzie by a score of 6-4, 6-0.

The fourth matchup brought back a SLU victory, with SLU freshman Cassie McKenzie winning her match against Southeast Missouri’s Annisa Warasanti by a score of 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

Then, SLU freshman Mariluz Rojo Domingo defeated Southeast Missouri’s Mila Majtan by a score of 7-5, 6-4, to bring a victory in the fifth match. The sixth and final singles match also went to SLU, with freshman Ariana Rodriguez defeating Southeast Missouri’s Anais Emelie by a score of 6-4 in both sets.

The doubles matchups also went well for the Billikens, as SLU swept Southeast Missouri in all three matches. Te first pitted SLU’s Tchakarova sisters against Doroshenko and Krupa, and the Tchakarovas won their match 6-4. Te SLU McKenzie sisters then won their doubles match against Southeast Missouri’s Emelie and Zonova, by a score of 6-3. Finally, SLU’s Rodriguez and Rojo Domingo won their doubles match 6-1 against Southeast Missouri’s A. Canahuate-Torres and Joanne Hollings.

Next up for the Billikens will be a home encounter against Quincy, which will once again take place at the St. Clair Tennis Club in O’Fallon, Missouri, on Feb. 3.