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Freshman Christel Amsallem did not even drop a set and improved to 4-4 on the season.
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Women’s Tennis Drops Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6-0 Friday
UALR Sports Information
Release: 03/08/2013

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - UALR tennis (10-5) got back to its winning ways with a 6-0 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff Friday afternoon (March 8).

UALR started hot with a sweep at doubles. The duo of sophomore Michaela McShane and senior Veronique Luksich (6-4) cruised to an 8-3 win at first doubles. At second doubles, senior Yana Kakovkina and junior Viktoriya Plyuta (6-7) claimed an 8-2 win. Sophomore Dané Vorster and freshman Kamilla Galieva (6-4) won by default at third doubles.

The Trojans did not even drop a set in claiming five singles wins. Freshman Christel Amsallem (4-4) won every game en route to a 6-0, 6-0 win at fifth singles. Luksich (9-4) at first singles and McShane (9-3) at fourth singles both claimed 6-0, 6-2  victories. Plyuta (7-7) won 6-2, 6-1 at third singles. Galieva (11-4), who recently moved up to second singles, comfortably won 6-3, 6-2.

UALR makes the quick turnaround when it returns to action tomorrow (March 9) when it takes on 75th-ranked ULM. Match time in Monroe, La. is set for 2 p.m.


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