ORU’s Lina Semenova (Minsk, Belarus) andTayler Pippin(Sand Springs, Okla.) opened doubles play with an 8-2 victory over the Leatherneck duo of Brandao and Meinert, while Tori Dollar (Waxahachie, Texas) and Ekaterina Kondrashova (Moscow, Russia) captured the opening point with an 8-3 win at the No. 3 position.
The Golden Eagles claimed singles wins at the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 6 singles positions to wrap up the match. Pippin cruised at the No. 3 spot by a score of 6-1, 6-1, while Ana Costa (Brasilia, Brazil) posted a 6-3, 6-3 victory at the No. 4 position. Kondrashova rounded out the ORU scoring with a 6-1, 6-2 victory at the bottom spot.
The Golden Eagles will compete at the Summit League Championships held in Tulsa on April 23.
Oral Roberts 4, Western Illinois 0
Semenova/Pippin (ORU) d. Brandao/Meinert (WIU) 8-2
Gray/Costa (ORU) vs. Baumer/Kennedy (WIU) DNF
Dollar/Kondrashova (ORU) d.Unzicker/Griffen 8-3 (WIU)
Brandao(WIU) vs. Lina Semenova (ORU) 3-6, 6-2, 3-2
Baumer (WIU) vs. Kristin Gray (ORU) 6-3, 4-6, 5-0
Tayler Pippin (ORU) d. Meinert (WIU) 6-1, 6-1
Ana Costa (ORU) d. Furlong (WIU) 6-3, 6-3
Tori Dollar (ORU) vs. Unzicker (WIU) 6-4, 6-3
Ekaterina Kondrashova (ORU) d. Kennedy (WIU) 6-1, 6-2