Golden Eagles Fall to Long Island, 5-2

LAS VEGAS – The Oral Roberts University women’s tennis team fell to Long Island by a score of 5-2 on Tuesday morning in Las Vegas, Nev.

The Blackbirds won all three matches in a very competitive doubles round to take the early 1-0 advantage. ORU’s top duo of Lina Semenova (Minsk, Belarus) and Tayler Pippin (Sand Springs, Okla.) dropped a 9-7 decision to Selma Babic and Aleksandra Pavlovic, while the Golden Eagle tandem of Ekaterina Kondrashova (Moscow, Russia) and Tori Dollar (Waxahachie, Texas) was edged by a score of 9-8(5) at the No. 3 position.

In singles play, Ana Costa (Brasilia, Brazil) cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Taysha Blessington at the No. 4 spot, while Kondrashova posted a 6-3, 6-2 win over Stephanie Elie at the No. 5 position.

The Golden Eagles continue play in Las Vegas against UMKC on Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

Long Island 5, Oral Roberts 2

1. Selma Babic (LIU) def. Lina Semenova (ORU), 4-6; 6-0; 6-2
2. Linn Sjogren (LIU) def. Kristin Gray (ORU), 7-6 (7-5); 6-1
3. Aleksandra Pavlovic (LIU) def. Tayler Pippin (ORU), 6-4; 5-7; 12-10
4. Ana Costa (ORU) def. Taysha Blessington (LIU), 6-2; 6-1
5. Ekaterina Kondrashova (ORU) def. Stephanie Elie (LIU), 6-3; 6-2
6. H’Ann Johnson (LIU) def. Tori Dollar (ORU), 6-2; 6-3

1. Babic/Pavlovic (LIU) def. Semenova/Pippin, (ORU), 9-7
2. Johnson/Blessington (LIU) def. Gray/Costa (ORU), 8-5
3. Elie/Dara Lahens (LIU) def. Kondrashova/Dollar (ORU), 9-8 (7-5)

Updated 03-18-2010

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