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Tennis defeats Belmont, establishes winning streak.

Senior Anja Loncarevic delivers a serve against Belmont. (Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics)

Andrea Jameson 

Contributing Writer 

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The Murray State women’s tennis team took a home victory against Belmont University with a score of 5-2 on Saturday, March 20. 

The win featured doubles players senior Stasya Sharapova and sophomore Marit Kreugel as they swept the court with a one-match competition of 7-6. Senior Anja Loncarevic and freshman Gabrielle Geolier had a score of 6-3 and 7-5, giving the Racers the two wins they needed for the doubles point.

Head Coach Jorge Caetano said the pairs selected for the doubles matches competed together for the first time. He was proud to have such a cooperative team. 

“Going to conference feels good to come out with a win,” Caetano said. “Overall, we played really good doubles because it was a really good start to the match. Everyone played with someone they’ve never played with before. They followed their instinct and got the point.” 

The Murray State tennis team had a streak of winners through the singles matches with four players who contributed to the win against Belmont. 

Sharapova swept her court as she finished with 6-2 and 7-6. Kreugel was on top of her game with a finishing streak-set of six across her singles match. Anja Loncarevic won with scores of 6-3 and 7-5 as she won the point during the last round of her match. Geolier also won her match on scores of 6-4 in both sets.

“We kept the momentum going and four of them were able to get straight sets through their singles tournament,” Caetano said. “That was just a confidence boost for the team as we were able to win a little bit more comfortably when it came down to the last match on the court.” 

The Racers will compete against Jacksonville State University at noon this coming Saturday, March 27, in a home game at Bennie Purcell Tennis Courts.

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