BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (3/23/16) – The Arkansas State women's tennis team fell to Western Kentucky by a score of 6-1 Wednesday afternoon at the WKU Tennis Complex.
Victoria Pisani captured the only point of the day in the tightly contested contest in the No. 6 against the Lady Toppers Cerezo Guiterrez. The A-State junior battled back from an early deficit in the first set to take a 7-5 victory and then jumped out in front in the second set and cruised to a 6-3 win to take the point.
"Victoria played her best match of the year," A-State head coach Kel Lange said. "She just went out and won it and it will be a match that looks back on for her future success."
In other singles' competition Julie Gauguery fell to Andrea Christopoulou 6-0, 6-3, while Victoria Roberts lost to Tereza Hejlova 6-2, 6-3. Chiara Stefanov lost to Cynthia Melita 6-0, 6-0 and Sabina Jeresic fell to 6-0, 6-1. Sofia Krsmanovic lost to Violetta Shatalova 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 5 match.
In the doubles' point Gauguery and Roberts lost to Christopoulou and Melita 6-3, while Stefanov and Jeresic lost to Hejlova and Elpida Malamou 6-1. In the No. 3 doubles' match Krsmanovic and Pisani lost to Shatalova and Gabby Crofford 7-5.
A-State returns to action with a pair of Sun Belt Conference against Texas State (March 25) and UT Arlington (March 26) at the Ragin' Cajuns Tennis Complex in Lafayette, La.
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Tennis Match Results
Arkansas State vs WKU
3/23/2016 at Bowling Green, Ky.
WKU 6, Arkansas State 1
1. Andrea Christopoulou (WKU) def. Gauguery, Julie (ASU) 6-0, 6-3
2. Tereza Hejlova (WKU) def. Roberts, Victoria (ASU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Cynthia Melita (WKU) def. Stefanov, Chiara (ASU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Elpida Malamou (WKU) def. Jeresic, Sabina (ASU) 6-0, 6-1
5. Violetta Shatalova (WKU) def. Krsmanovic, Sofia (ASU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Pisani, Victoria (ASU) def. B. Gutierrez Cerezo (WKU) 7-5, 6-3
1. Andrea Christopoulou/Cynthia Melita (WKU) def. Gauguery, Julie/Roberts, Victoria (ASU) 6-3
2. Tereza Hejlova/Elpida Malamou (WKU) def. Stefanov, Chiara/Jeresic, Sabina (ASU) 6-1
3. Violetta Shatalova/Gabby Crofford (WKU) def. Krsmanovic, Sofia/Pisani, Victoria (ASU) 7-5
Arkansas State 0-11