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Women’s Tennis Team Defeats Seton Hall to Open Season, 4-3

25 Th11 2021 | 07:05 | Tennis

PHILADELPHIA – The Drexel women’s tennis team (1-0) opened their spring season on Friday with a 4-3 win against Seton Hall (0-2).

Salma Ziouti and Šárka Richterová won their No. 1 doubles match, 6-3. The Dragons took the lead over the Pirates after Cristina Corte González and Tara Veluvolu beat their opponents in the second-seeded doubles match and secured the doubles point for the Dragons. Pauline Kharkover and Marta Martinez also won in their third-seeded doubles match.

Richterová won her No. 2 singles match to give the Dragons a 2-0 lead. Following her was Ziouti, who took the No. 1 singles match. Kharkover won her fifth-seeded singles flight to clinch the vital fourth point and the match for the Dragons.

The Dragons are scheduled to return to the court on Friday, March 26, against La Salle at the Vidas Bubble at 1 p.m.

Doubles

1 | Salma Ziouti / Šárka Richterová def. Arina Gumerova / Minja Gligic, 6-3

2 | Cristina Corte González / Tara Veluvolu def. Aina Plana Ventosa / Hiba El Khalifi 6-4

3 | Marta Martinez / Pauline Kharkover def. Emily O’Donovan / Oliwia Kempinski 6-4

Order of finish: 1, 2, 3

Singles

1 | Salma Ziouti def. Arina Gumerova 7-5, 6-2

2 | Šárka Richterová def. Minja Gligic 6-3, 6-1

3 | Aina Plana Ventosa def. Cristina Corte González 6-4, 7-6 (8)

4 | Hiba El Khalifi def. Marta Martinez 6-4, 6-0

5 | Pauline Kharkover def. Emily O’Donovan 7-6 (8), 6-4

6 | Oliwia Kempinski def.

Order of finish: 6 (def), 2, 1, 3, 4, 5

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