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Murray State Recap

Murray State Recap

MURRAY, Ky. - - Belmont University women's tennis concluded the fall season this weekend in the second annual Murray State Fall Invitational.

Belmont earned 11 victories throughout the round robin format with Eastern Illinois, Western Kentucky and the host Racers.

In singles, juniors Drew Hawkins (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Sarah Brackin (College Grove, Tenn.), Maria Plaksina (Boca Raton, Fla.) and Nikki Christiansen (Brentwood, Tenn.) all finished runner-up in their respective flights.

Meanwhile, Plaksina and Brackin won two matches in Flight 2 doubles.

"This final tournament of the fall season provided positives heading into break," Belmont director of tennis Mauricio Antun said. "We saw some great results and built confidence heading into the spring. Our goal is to maintain that level during practice before winter break and return strong, healthy and mentally ready for January."

Belmont opens the spring campaign Jan. 18 vs. Cumberland.

2019 Murray State Fall Invitational Results

Flight 1 Singles
Claire Chang (MSU) def. Peyton Lee (BEL) 6-1, 6-4

Extra Match
Erin Allen (BEL) def. Christine Gouws (EIU) 4-6, 6-4, 10-2

Flight 2 Singles
Drew Hawkins (BEL) def. Tristen Bryant-Otake (WKU) 6-1, 6-1
Sara Lonacarevic (MSU) def. Drew Hawkins (BEL) 6-2, 6-2

Flight 3 Singles
Karla Contreras (EIU) def. Erin Allen (BEL) 6-4, 2-6, 13-11

Flight 4 Singles
Sarah Brackin (BEL) def. Anja Loncarevic (MSU) 4-6, 7-5, 10-7
Lisa Friess (WKU) def. Sarah Brackin (BEL) 6-1, 3-6, 13-11

Flight 5 Singles
Maria Plaksina (BEL) def. Lauren Joch (WKU) 6-3, 6-4
Stasya Sharapova (MSA) def. Maria Plaksina (BEL) 6-4, 6-3

Flight 6 Singles
Nikki Christiansen (BEL) def. Kaitlyn Snyder (EIU) 6-1, 6-0
Marit Kreugel (MSU) def. Nikki Christiansen (BEL) 6-0, 6-0

Flight 7 Singles
Sara Bjork (MSU) def. Taylor Trondson (BEL) 6-1, 6-4

Extra Match
Taylor Trondson (BEL) def. Samantha Muller (MSU) 2-6, 7-6 (3), 10-5

Flight 1 Doubles
Sharapova/Slezakova (MSU) def. Allen/Hawkins 6-3
Allen/Hawkins (BEL) def. Friess/Von Dungern (WKU) 7-5
Gouws/Ulanova (EIU) def. Allen/Hawkins (BEL) 6-3

Flight 2 Doubles
Bernardos/Bryant-Otake (WKU) def. Plaksina/Brackin (BEL) 6-3
Plaksina/Brackin (BEL) def. Contreras/Steven (EIU) 6-2
Plaksina/Brackin (BEL) def. A. Loncarevic/Chang (MSU) 7-6 (6)

Flight 3 Doubles
Muller/Bjork (MSU) def. Christiansen/Trondson (BEL) 6-4

Extra Matches
Christiansen/Trondson (BEL) def. Kreugel/S. Loncarevic (MSU) 6-4
Christiansen/Trondson (BEL) def. Joch/Wende (WKU) 7-5