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Senior Veronique Luksich claims a straight-set win at first singles to end Monta Reinfelde's eight-match winning streak.
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Senior Veronique Luksich claims a straight-set win at first singles to end Monta Reinfelde's eight-match winning streak.
Courtesy: UALR Sports Information
Senior Veronique Luksich claims a straight-set win at first singles to end Monta Reinfelde's eight-match winning streak.
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UALR Tennis Claims SBC Win over Western Kentucky
UALR Sports Information
Release: 03/16/2013

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - UALR tennis (11-6, 1-2 Sun Belt) took 5-of-6 singles matches to rally and beat Western Kentucky (6-4, 0-1 SBC) 5-2 Saturday afternoon at Bowling Green High School.

After dropping the point in doubles play, the Trojans put on an impressive display in singles action. Senior Veronique Luksich put a halt to Monta Reinfelde's eight-match winning streak at first singles with a 7-5, 6-4 win. Classmate Yana Kakovkina put UALR in the lead at second singles with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Madeline Phillips. Junior Viktoriya Plyuta fought off Gabby Crofford at third singles to take a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 win.

Freshman Kamilla Galieva clinched the match for the Trojans with a dominating win at fourth singles, 6-0, 6-1 over McKinley Mason. Classmate Christel Amsallem punctuated the match at sixth singles with a 6-1, 7-5 win against Alex Crofford.

The Lady Toppers lone win came at fifth singles as sophomore Michaela McShane fell to Carolina Barboza 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Western Kentucky took an early 1-0 lead in the match with a pair of close victories in doubles action. Plyuta and Kakovkina lost 8-5 at first doubles while McShane and Luksich lost in the second slot 8-4. Galieva and sophomore Dané Vorster gave UALR momentum heading into singles play with an 8-5 win at third doubles.

UALR returns to action tomorrow when it travels to Murfreesboro, Tenn. to take on Middle Tennessee. Match time is set for 11 a.m.


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