Women’s tennis team loses 2 matches over weekend, loses sixth-straight


The Daily Eastern News

File Photo | The Daily Eastern News Claire Perez-Korinko serves the ball over the net to her opponent. Eastern’s women’s tennis team lost two matches over the weekend.

Bailey Scoggins, Women's Tennis Reporter

The Eastern women’s tennis team suffered two losses over the weekend, and the Panthers are in a six-match losing streak, causing them to have a 5-8 overall record.

On Feb. 29, the team fell to 5-7 on the season with a 4-3 loss to Green Bay. The team had a 1-0 lead in the match with after taking the doubles point.

Junior Rachel Papavasilopoulos and freshman Lauren Ellis won 6-3 at No. 3 doubles, followed by Christine Gouws and Elizaveta Bukraba-Ulanova, both freshmen, as they won at the No. 1 doubles with a 7-6 score.

After losing at the No. 6 singles, the Panthers went up 2-1 in the match with Papavasilopoulos winning in straight sets at No.1 singles, 6-3, 6-2.

Gouws played at the No. 3 singles against Green Bay, losing 1-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Freshman Brittany Steven closed out the match against Green Bay with a win at the No. 5 singles. 6-1, 3-6, 6-4.

The team lost their second match of the weekend Sunday afternoon against Chicago State, with a 4-2 loss, another setback on the trek to end its losing streak.

Papavasilopoulos and Bukraba-Ulanova were left unfinished at 6-6 in the No. 1 doubles match.

Steven and junior Karla Contreras competed at No. 2 doubles losing 5-7.

Senior Shelby Anderson and freshman Kaitlyn Snyder played in the No. 3 doubles losing 4-6.

After Eastern lost the doubles point, Papavasilopoulos evened the match at 1-1 with a straight-set win at No. 1 singles winning, 6-3, 6-1.

Bukraba-Ulanova competed at the No. 3 singles losing, 1-6, 0-6, and Contreras played at the No. 2 singles, losing 4-6, 2-6.

Steven played at the No. 4 singles, winning in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1, to give Eastern its other point.

Freshman Claire Perez-Korinko closed the match at the No. 5 singles position losing 3-6, 3-6.

The women’s tennis team’s next match will be March 13th at Jacksonville State to open conference play.

Bailey Scoggins can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].