Women’s tennis season begins

Staff Report

The Eastern women’s tennis team opened its season over the weekend, playing Omaha on Jan. 22 and Olivet Nazarene on Jan. 23.

The Panthers fell 4-3 against Omaha and then bounced back the next day, beating Olivet Nazarene 7-0.

Against Omaha, Rachel Papavasilopoulos and Christine Gouws won at No. 1 doubles, Papavasilopoulos won at No. 1 singles, Elizaveta Bukraba-Ulanova won at No. 3 singles and Brittany Steven won at No. 4 singles.

Against Olivet Nazarene, Eastern won all singles matches in straight sets with Papavasilopoulos, Gouws, Bukraba-Ulanova, Steve, Lauren Ellis and Kaitlyn Snyder picking up the wins.

Papavasilopoulos and Gouws won No. 1 doubles and Steven and Bukraba-Ulanova won No. 2 doubles with each pair winning 6-0.

Ellis and Snyder won at No. 3 doubles by a score of 6-3.

Eastern plays again Jan. 30 against Creighton and Jan. 31 against Northern Iowa with both matches beginning at 10 a.m.


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