St. Edward’s defeats UA Fort Smith women, 7-2 (SEU notes, box)

The Basics

-Score: St. Edward’s 7, UA Fort Smith 2
-Records: St. Edward’s 3-1: UA Fort Smith 5-5
-Location: Dallas, Texas (Kiest Park)

How It Happened
-For the second-straight match, St. Edward’s took all three of the doubles points.
-Four quick wins in singles action quickly clinched the match for St. Edward’s.
-Rafaela Haegele won her fourth-straight match in singles and Francesca Chahor won her second in a row.

St. Edward’s 7, UA Fort Smith 2
DOUBLES
1. Sasha Khadzhyan/Florence Boinon (SEUWT) def. Taylor Price/Abby Thompson (UAFSWT) 8-4
2. Paige Rachel/Rafaela Haegele (SEUWT) def. Whitney Hobson/Masa Podunavac (UAFSWT) 8-1
3. Francesca Chahor/Katherine Sullivan (SEUWT) def. Amy Belanger/Madison Carr (UAFSWT) 8-4

SINGLES
1. Sasha Khadzhyan (SEUWT) def. Masa Podunavac (UAFSWT) 6-0, 6-2
2. Paige Rachel (SEUWT) def. Taylor Price (UAFSWT) 6-1, 6-2
3. Amy Belanger (UAFSWT) def. Florence Boinon (SEUWT) 6-3, 6-2
4. Rafaela Haegele (SEUWT) def. Madison Carr (UAFSWT) 6-0, 6-1
5. Francesca Chahor (SEUWT) def. Abby Thompson (UAFSWT) 6-3, 6-0
6. Whitney Hobson (UAFSWT) def. Katherine Sullivan (SEUWT) 7-5, 6-3

Courtside with Coach
Head Coach Brenda Niemeyer on her team’s performance:
“Doubles was huge for us once again and it really helped our singles play. Going 2-0 on the road is a great start for our conference play and season.”

Up Next
St. Edward’s will be back in action Saturday when they host McMurry. First serve is set for 10:00 a.m. at the Strohmeyer Varsity Tennis Courts,

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