WKU Tennis Sweeps Lipscomb, Improving to 4-2

WKU’s Tennis team starts the season out 4-2 for the first time since the 2011-12 campaign as the Lady Toppers defeated Lipscomb, 4-0, inside the Whitworth Indoor Center in Nashville, Tennessee, Sunday evening.

It also marks the fourth sweep of the year, tying the previous mark set in 2010-11 as all of the Lady Topper victories this spring have kept their opponents off the scoreboard.

The night started with doubles as the freshman pair of Cindy Oest and Natalia De Ugarte once again earned a victory – their fourth working together – beating Lipscomb’s duo of Hannah Gamage and Thabile Tshatedi 6-2, 6-3. LU’s No. 3 pair were injured thus giving Violetta Shatalova and Monica Malinen the match to capture the doubles point.

Singles featured another Lady Bison retiring due to injury giving freshman Lisa Friess the nod. Senior Andreanna Christopoulou cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 win at the No. 2 spot and Oest won her third match of the year topping LU’s Tshatedi 6-2, 6-3 to clinch it.

None of the remaining matches were played out between WKU (4-2) and Lipscomb (1-5).

WKU will get a few days of rest before heading to Lexington for a neutral site match with Arkansas State Friday at noon.

1. Viktoriya Dzyuba (LU) vs. Elpida Malamou (WKU) 6-3, 5-3, unfinished
2. Andreanna Christopoulou (WKU) def. Hannah Gamage (LU) 6-1, 6-2
3. Denise Buberl (LU) vs. Monica Malinen (WKU) 2-6, 6-4, 0-1, unfinished
4. Cindy Oest (WKU) def. Thabile Tshatedi (LU) 6-2, 6-3
5. Jaclyn Findlay (LU) vs. Violetta Shatalova (WKU) unfinished
6. Lisa Friess (WKU) def. Katerina Kandyba (LU) retired

1. Dzyuba/Buberl (LU) vs. Christopoulou/Malamou (WKU) 4-3, unfinished
2. Oest/De Ugarte (WKU) def. Gamage/Tshatedi (LU) 6-2
3. Shatalova/Malinen (WKU) def. Kandyba/Findlay (LU) retired

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Lance Dozier
WKU Athletic Communications Assistant

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