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WKU tennis improves to 5-5 on the season with back-to-back wins

Kennedy Gott
WKU Women’s Tennis won their match against UT Chattanooga overall 4-3 on Sunday, February 27th. Paola Cortez, redshirt sophomore #1 doubles seed, serves the ball during her match that her and Cora-Lynn vonDungern won 6-3.

WKU women’s tennis claimed two victories against the University of Wyoming and the University of Illinois Chicago in week seven of the 2024 Spring season. 

The Hilltoppers overall season record now stands at 5-5 with 4 wins at home. 

Saturday was their matchup against Wyoming, winning 4-3. 

Doubles partners redshirt senior Paola Cortez and senior Anna-Marie Kopecka  won 6-2. Senior Samantha Martinez and junior Mariana Zegada won their doubles match 6-4. 

Kopecka also won her singles match against Wyoming. Junior Sofia Blanco and senior Sunskrithi Damera also beat out their opponents in single play.

The next day, WKU took on UIC, winning 4-2. 

Martinez and Zegada were the only doubles pair that left with a victory against the Flames. Kopecka, Blanco, Damera, and Hermanova all wrapped up singles play with a win. 

WKU tennis is currently led by Sofia Blanco (8-1) in singles as she comes out of the weekend with a two game winning streak.

WKU will continue their season this Saturday, March 2 at 1 P.M. CST, taking on Belmont.

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

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