Tennis Drops Creighton 5-2, Wins Fifth Straight
Courtesy: UALR Sports Information
          Release: 02/19/2013
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OMAHA, Neb. - With the Blue Jays up 2-1, the Trojans captured the final four singles matches to rally for a 5-2 victory over Creighton (1-3) Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 19).

"I am proud of the team today," head coach Abby Wilson said. "We played very smart and that is why we got the win."

UALR began the match by taking the doubles point. Junior Viktoriya Plyuta and senior Yana Kakovkina evened their record to 4-4 with an 8-4 win over Anna Kirshenbaum and Analese Snyder at first doubles. Senior Veronique Luksich and sophomore Michaela McShane (6-2) beat the Blue Jay's Jennie Hartjes and Sam Anderson 8-4 at second doubles. Sophomore Dané Vorster and freshman Kamilla Galieva did not finish at third doubles with Liz Vermillion and Amanda Noonan.

Creighton took a brief 2-1 lead before UALR rallied for the win. Vorster (5-5) at fifth singles dropped the first set 6-2 against Andreson before taking the final frames 6-2, 6-1 to square the match. At second singles, Kakovkina (6-2) and Snyder split the first two sets 6-3, 2-6. Kakovkina won the final set 6-2 to put the Trojans in the lead for good.

At third singles, Galieva (9-1) picked up the only straight-set win for UALR as she downed the Blue Jay's Kirshenbaum 6-2, 7-6 (5) to clinch the UALR match win. Plyuta (4-5) put the exclamation point on the contest with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-1 win over Noonan at fourth singles.

In other singles action, Creighton's Hartjes beat Luksich (8-2) 6-1, 6-2 at first singles. CU's Vermillion defeated freshman Christel Amsallem (2-3) 7-5, 6-2 at sixth singles.

UALR returns to action tomorrow when it takes on Omaha at noon.


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