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Panthers of the Week: Cameron Slabbert, Jemma Booth

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Aidan Cusack
Tennis ball by the nets at the Darling Courts Wednesday afternoon

The male Panther of the Week is going to Cameron Slabbert from the tennis team.

The fifth year from Somerset West, South Africa, won both his matches against the Lindenwood Lions Saturday afternoon.

Slabbert and his doubles partner, junior Zach White, won their event 6-3 against Lions’ Nathan Matsuguma and Bernardo Henriques.

Slabbert went on to win his singles match against Henriques (6-3, 6-2) later in the day.

With Slabbert’s wins, the Panthers beat the Lions 5-2.

The female Panther of the Week is going to Jemma Booth from the tennis team.

The sophomore from Brisbane, Australia, won all four matches she had to start the outdoor tennis season on Friday and Saturday afternoon.

On Friday, Booth and her doubles partner, senior Addison Brown, won a 6-1 match against Western Illinois Leathernecks’ Paige Grice and Lara Diniz de Souza.

Booth went on to win her singles match, allowing her opponent Aina Cortina-Pou to only win two sets out of a total of 14 sets played between the two (6-1, 6-1).

With Booth’s wins, the Panthers beat the Leathernecks 6-1.

The next day, Booth and Brown continued their winning streak in doubles against the Lions’ Sarah Ben Aba and Paola Garcia. Booth and Brown won 6-1.

Booth went on to finish the day getting a win over Lindenwood’s Ben Aba in singles matches (6-3, 6-3).

Despite Booth’s wins, the Panthers lost to the Lions 5-2.

 

Zaria Flippin can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

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Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor
Zaria Flippin is a junior sports media relations major. This is her first year at The News.

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