The Murray State Racers came away with a split of a pair of matches Sunday at KenLake Tennis Center, in Aurora, Kentucky.
After losing 4-2 to the Central Arkansas Bears in a morning match, they bounced back in the afternoon and beat the Southern Illinois Salukis 5-2.
The Racers improved to 2-3, while SIU fell to 0-4.
The match came down to the third set between Racers’ newcomer Anja Loncarevic and SIU’s Xiwea Cai. The Murray State freshman prevailed in the deciding set and took the match 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.
The Racers also scored singles wins for Claire Chang, Amina Hadzic and Sara Loncarevic.
MSU started with taking two of three matches in doubles play. MSU’s tandems of Sara Bjork & Jeanne Masson won 6-4 and Anja and Sara Loncarevic won 7-5.
The Racers are back in action this weekend with a Sunday match at East Tennessee State (Feb. 19) and Monday (Feb. 20) at Chattanooga.
Tennis Match Results
Southern Illinois vs Murray St.
Feb 12, 2017 at Aurora, Kentucky
(Kenlake Tennis Complex)
Murray St. 5, Southern Illinois 2
1. LONCAREVIC, Anja (MUR) def. Cai, Xiwea (SIU) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
2. CHANG, Claire (MUR) def. Cordero, Ana Sofia (SIU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
3. HADZIC, Amina (MUR) def. Monaghan, Meagan (SIU) 6-4, 7-5
4. LONCAREVIC, Sara (MUR) def. Klocoka, Tereza (SIU) 6-3, 6-2
5. Chrysanthou, Athena (SIU) def. SCHIBOL, Alina (MUR) 7-6, 6-0
6. Dozortseva, Polina (SIU) def. BJORK, Sara (MUR) 6-3, 6-3
1. Cordero, Ana Sofia/Cai, Xiwea (SIU) def. CHANG, Claire/SCHIBOL, Alina (MUR) 6-4
2. BJORK, Sara/MASSON, Jeanne (MUR) def. Monaghan, Meagan/Beirao, Victoria (SIU) 6-4
3. LONCAREVIC, Anja/HADZIC, Amina (MUR) def. Klocoka, Tereza/Dozortseva, Polina (SIU) 7-5
Southern Illinois 0-4
Murray St. 2-3
Murray State Athletics – Assistant AD – Media Relations