JONESBORO, Ark. - The
tennis team went 3-1 in singles play as four reached the semifinals in day one
Friday (Nov. 2) at the Arkansas State Fall Tennis Invite.
At Flight 2 Singles, senior Veronique Luksich claimed a 7-5, 2-6, 6-1 triumph over Elizabeth
Nyenwe of Southeast Missouri State. Freshman Christel Amsallem overcame a set deficit for a 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 victory over Jennifer Dien of
Southern Illinois. Sophomore Michaela McShane overcame a 6-2 loss in the first with 6-1 and 6-0 triumphs in the
final two sets for the win over Carolyn Heurth of Murray State.
Rounding out the semifinal field is senior Yana Kakovkina in Flight 3, who had a
bye in the quarterfinals. Junior Viktoriya Plyuta lost at Flight 1 Singles to Heather Robinson of Southeast Missouri
State 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
In doubles action, Kakovkina teamed up with Abby Plecki in
Flight 5 for an 8-3 win over Janelle Fung and Chiara Stefanov of Arkansas
State. Plyuta and Amsallem teamed up for a 1-1 record on the day with an 8-0
shutout of Heather Robinson and Lauren Schaper of Southeast Missouri State.
McShane and Luksich dropped an 8-1 decision to Melanie Delsart and Anastacia
Simons of Southern Illinois.
UALR tennis returns to action tomorrow as it continues play
Saturday at the ASU Fall Invite.