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UALR Tennis Completes Weekend with 7-0 Loss to 25th-Ranked Tulsa
UALR Sports Information
Release: 01/22/2013

TULSA, Okla. - UALR (1-1) earned a split in its first weekend of competition in 2013 with a 7-0 loss to 25th-Ranked Tulsa (1-0) Sunday morning (Jan. 20).

Senior Veronique Luksich lost to the 124th-ranked player in the country, Samantha Vickers, by identical 6-2 scores at first singles. Michelle Farley beat junior Viktoriya Plyuta 6-0, 6-2 at second singles while Tulsa's Saana Saarteinen bested senior Yana Kakovkina 6-2, 6-1 at third singles. Sophomore Dané Vorster moved up to fourth singles against the Golden Hurricane and lost a tough 6-3, 6-4 match against Carol Benito. Freshman Christel Amsallem fell in the fifth spot to Renata Kuiricova 6-1, 6-0 while freshman Kamilla Galieva lost to Belen Rivera 6-2, 6-3 at sixth singles.

In doubles competition, Luksich and Galieva lost 7-4 at third doubles. Amsallem and Voster lost at second doubles 8-2 while Plyuta and Kakovkina fell at first doubles 8-0.

The UALR tennis team returns to action Thursday (Jan. 24) when it hosts Central Arkansas. The battle at Burns Park is set for 9 a.m.

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