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Racers split weekend to move to 3-3

Sophomore Aarja Chakraborty waits to return the ball. (Photo by Blake Sandlin/TheNews)

Story by Adam Redfern

Staff writer

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The Racers stayed at .500 after splitting their matchups against St. Louis University and Illinois State University, giving them a 3-3 record.

Game 1- St. Louis University

Murray State picked up another non-conference win at 6-1 today when they played Saint Louis University.

The Racers started the day with sophomore Stasya Sharapova and junior Anja Loncarevic picking up the first doubles set 6-4. Senior Amina Hadzic and junior Sara Loncarevic followed, claiming the second doubles set 6-3.

Junior Claire Chang and senior Jeanne Masson’s doubles set went unfinished due to the Racers already winning the other two sets.

Chang started off singles with a battle as the top seed when she won the match 1-6, 7-5, 6-1. Anja Loncarevic moved up to the second-seeded singles spot and won her first match  7-5, 6-4.

Sharapova was moved to the third seed in singles play, but found herself losing 2-6, 2-6. Sophomore Aarja Chakraborty was able to pick up the slack, winning a close one 6-2, 2-6, 7-6.

Hadzic won an easy set 6-2, 6-1, and Sara Loncarevic won another close one for the Racers 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to round out singles play.

The Racers now 2-3 will look for another win against Illinois State on Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Kenlake Tennis Center.

Game 2- Illinois State University

Murray state dropped another match against Illinois State University, losing 1-4 on Monday.

The Racers’ only point came from doubles play. Sophomore Staysa Sharapova and junior Anja Loncarevic won a close set 7-6. Junior Claire Chang and senior Jeanne Masson picked up another set 7-5.

Senior Amina Hadzic and junior Sara Loncarevic lost their set 2-6.

Murray State struggled for the rest of the day to pick up sets. Racers lost four singles matches and two went unfinished.

Chang lost her match 4-6, 3-6, and sophomore Aarja Chakraborty lost her match in the same fashion 4-6, 3-6.

Sharapova had a back and forth match losing 6-1, 1-6, 3-6.

Sara Loncarevic and Jeanne Masson’s matches both went unfinished.

The Racers will travel to Statesboro, Georgia to play against Georgia Southern on Saturday, Feb. 23.

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