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WKU tennis stands at 3-5 on the season

Kennedy Gott
Rachel Hermanova, freshman and #4 singles seed, lost her match against UTC player Emma Van Hee on Sunday, February 27th. WKU Women’s Tennis won their match against UT Chattanooga overall 4-3.

WKU women’s tennis now stands at 3-5 in the 2024 spring season following losses against Austin Peay and Murray State and a win against Southern Indiana Feb. 10-17. 

WKU dropped their first match of Saturday, Feb. 10 with a 6-1 loss to Austin Peay.

Junior Sofia Blanco tallied the only Lady Topper point against the Governors.

However, WKU bounced back in their second match of the day, defeating Southern Indiana in a dominant 6-1 win. 

Redshirt senior Paola Cortez, junior Rachel Hermanova and seniors Anne-Marie Kopecka, Sunskrithi Damera, and Samantha Martinez all collected singles wins against Southern Indiana. 

The duos of Blanco and Martinez as well as Damera and redshirt junior Sayda Hernandez collected doubles wins in the contest. 

On Saturday, Feb. 17, WKU was swept by Murray State 7-0. 

The WKU tennis team will have a packed weekend of home games. On Saturday, Feb. 24, WKU matches up against Wyoming at 5:30 pm CT. 

They will play the University of Illinios Chicago on Sunday, Feb. 25th at 1 pm CT. in Bowling Green, KY.

Sports reporter Shelby Huelsman can be reached at [email protected].


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