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Clean Sweep Leads to UALR Tennis 7-0 Win over North Alabama
UALR Sports Information
Release: 02/09/2013

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - UALR (4-2) won every match Saturday (Feb. 9) en route to a 7-0 win over North Alabama (1-1) at Burns Park.

Junior Viktoriya Plyuta and senior Yana Kakovkina cruised to an 8-3 win at first doubles. Senior Veronique Luksich and sophomore Michaela McShane clinched the doubles point with an 8-1 in the second slot. Sophomore Dané Vorster and freshman Kamilla Galieva won 8-2 at third doubles.

The Trojans did not even drop a set in singles play to roll to the 7-0 match win. Luksich won 6-0, 6-0 over Mackenzie Bishop at first singles to improve to a 5-1 on the season. Kakovkina improved to 3-2 with a 6-1, 6-1 over Natalia Barragan at second singles. Plyuta (2-4) clinched the match for UALR with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Bruna Viera at third singles.

With the match already in hand, the Trojans closed out the match strong with a trio of wins. Galieva (5-1) bested Teresa Franco of 6-1, 6-2 at fourth singles. Vorster moved to .500 through her first six matches of the season thanks to a 6-3, 7-6 (2) victory at fifth singles. Finishing the match strong, McShane remained undefeated in four matches for the season with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Marcey Anne Sykes of North Alabama at sixth singles.

UALR takes another week off before it begins a busy schedule of seven matches in eight days. The Trojans begin play next weekend against Washburn on Saturday (Feb. 16) at 8:30 a.m. before concluding the weekend in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday (Feb. 17) against Rockhurst at 10 a.m. and UMKC at 3 p.m.


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