SE Women Tennis Down Roos, 8-1:
DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern’s women’s tennis team snapped a three-match losing skid and turned in an 8-1 win over Austin College in the home opener at the Southeastern Tennis Complex.
The Savage Storm move to 3-3 on the season as they prepare for a 1 p.m. matchup with Arkansas-Ft. Smith on Feb. 22.
SE opened with a doubles sweep, led by 8-0 wins by No. 1 duo Andreea Georgescu and Sabina Mardarenko and No. 2 duo Fabiola Juarez and Cassaundra Braaten.
Marina Dias and Elba Haugen rounded out the doubles points with an 8-3 win at No. 3.
Mardarenko led off with a 6-0, 7-5 win at No. 1 in singles, while Juarez and Georgescu followed up with victories at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, to seal the victory.
Haugen and Dias picked up straight-set victories at No. 5 and 6, while the lone Storm loss came as Braaten retired form her match at the No. 4 spot due to illness.
The win snaps a rough skid of losses for the Storm after falling to ranked regional foes Central Oklahoma and Southwest Baptist.
Men’s Tennis Gets Back on Track:
DURANT, Okla. – After a rough road trip to face a trio of ranked opponents, the Southeastern men’s tennis team returned home and got back on track with a dominant 9-0 win over Austin College.
The win righted the ship for the Savage Storm who had dropped three in-a-row on its road swing.
SE dominated the Roos from top to bottom, beginning in doubles where Luka Radulovic and Martin Bedcarratz opened with an 8-1 win at No. 1, that was followed by an 8-3 win at No. 2 by Tiago Ferrieria and Filip Pavlovic as well as an 8-0 win by Laercio Lobo and Billy Haugen at No. 3.
Southeastern pulled away in singles play, posting straight set wins in all six positions, dropping just one game in the entire singles matchup.
Raduloviuc posted a win at No. 1, followed by Pavlovic at No. 2.
Bedcarratz was the only player to even drop a game, winning 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3, while Lobo, Ferrieria and Haugen rounded out the six with 6-0, 6-0 wins.
The Storm opened its three-game road trip against No. 38 Delta State, falling in a hard-fought match 5-4.
SE dropped doubles in the matchup 2-1, with Ferrieria and Pavlovic picking up an 8-6 win at No. 2.
Radulovic posted a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win at NO. 1 to even the score and Pavlovic followed with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 2.
Delta State would take positions three and four, but SE would knot the score at 4-4 with a Ferrierria 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 win at No. 5.
The Storm, however, would come out on the losing end at No. 6 and fall 5-4.
The competition would only get harder as SE followed that with a 7-2 loss to No. 29 Ouachita Baptist.
Southeastern’s wins came in doubles with Radulovic and Bedcarratz taking No. 1 doubles 8-4, as well as Lobo and Haugen picking up an 8-3 win at No. 3.
The Storm finished the weekend against defending NAIA national Champion Oklahoma Christian and fell 9-0.