Men’s Tennis Pick up 5-4 Win over Lions:
DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern men’s tennis rebounded from a 2-1 deficit after doubles play to pull out a 5-4 victory over Arkansas-Fort Smith on Friday afternoon at the Southeastern Tennis Complex.
The win lifts the Savage Storm to 5-3 overall on the season heading into a Feb. 26 home contest with Oklahoma Baptist at 2 p.m.
The duo of Laercio Lobo and Billy Haugen pulled out a 9-7 win at No. 3 doubles to prevent the sweep after UAFS took No. 1 and 2 by scores of 8-3.
Luka Radulovic avenged his doubles loss with a dominant 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles to even the score at 2-2.
The Lions, however, would pick up wins at No. 2 and No. 3 singles to mount a 4-2 advantage, with each match going three sets.
Lobo would pick up a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 4 to begin closing the gap and Tiago Ferrieria would even the contest at 4-4 with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 5.
Haugen would complete the comeback at No. 6 with a 7-5, 6-2 win to clinch the victory.
SE Women Tennis Tripped up by UAFS:
DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern women’s tennis got off to a tough start in doubles play and never really recovered en route to an 8-1 loss to Arkansas-Fort on Friday afternoon at the Southeastern Tennis Complex.
The loss drops the team to 3-4 overall on the season heading into a Feb. 26 home contest against Oklahoma Baptist at 2 p.m.
The Lions swept doubles play, winning 8-0 at No. 1 and No. 3, with the duo of Fabiola Juarez and Cassaundra Braaten putting up the best fight before falling 8-4.
Andreea Georgescu picked up the only SE win in singles play, taking her match at No. 36-2, 6-2.
Sabina Mardarenko nearly rallied in the second set at No. 1, but ultimately fell 6-4, 7-6.
Braaten took her first set in singles at No. 4 to a tiebreaker, but fell 7-6 and dropped he second set 6-3.
While no one was shut out, Juarez, Elba Haugen and Marina Dias each fell in straight sets at No. 2, 5 and 6, respectively.