Press Release from Arkansas State Athletics
JONESBORO, Ark. (2/7/21) – Wrapping up the first weekend of the spring schedule, the Arkansas State women’s team fell in a non-conference matchup to SEMO 5-2 on Sunday at the indoor courts at RidgePointe Country Club.
A-State (0-2) swept the doubles’ point with Thea Rice and Nejla Zukic taking a 6-3 decision over Kseniya Zonova and Teona Velkoska on court one. Jill Morse and Yasmine Humbert earned a 6-3 victory over Ksenia Shikanova and Vivian Lai on court three to seal the double’s point. Shelby King and Amelia Guevremont completed the doubles’ sweep with a 6-2 win over Romana Tarajova and Daniela Hlacikova.
SEMO (1-1) captured five singles’ victories, but the Red Wolves took two of those matches to three sets. Rice took the first set against Zonova 6-3, but Zonova rallied back to take the matchup with 6-3, 6-4 decisions. Morse dropped the first set against Romana Tarajova 7-6, but took the second set 6-4, Tarajova came away with a 6-3 decision in the deciding third set on court two.
Hlacikova defeated King (6-0, 6-2) in straight sets while Shikanova edged Zukic 7-5, 7-5 and Lai sealed the team win for the Redhawks with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Humbert. The two teams elected to play out the singles match on court three and Guevremont won 8-4 over Velkoska.
The Red Wolves return to action February 27 to take on Louisiana Tech. Match time is set for 1:00 p.m. in Jonesboro. For the last on A-State tennis, follow the team on Twitter (@AStateTennis) and Instagram (@astatetennis).