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Tennis Opens Spring Schedule With Win Over Benedict

Tennis Opens Spring Schedule With Win Over Benedict

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Maria Belen Vendrell defeated Olivia Sims (6-1, 6-0) in the No. 3 singles to capture a 6-0 win for the Converse (4-2) tennis team over Benedict College (0-1) on Tuesday afternoon, opening the spring portion of its 2018-19 schedule. After an 0-2 start to the season the Valkyries have bounced back strong with a four-match win streak.

Converse 6, Benedict 1

Singles competition
1. Beverly Matsiwe (BEN) def. Steffi Kong (CONV) 6-2, 4-1, retired
2. Pauline Hagen (CONV) def. Karina Izakova (BEN) 6-1, 0-7, 10-8
3. Maria Belen Vendrell (CONV) def. Olivia Simms (BEN) 6-1, 6-0
4. Snighda Musugunthan (CONV) def. Gabriela Zelaya (BEN) 6-1, 6-0
5. Valentina Aparicio (CONV) def. No player (BEN), by default
6. Chelsea Lewis (CONV) def. No player (BEN), by forfeit

Doubles competition
1. Steffi Kong/Pauline Hagen (CONV) def. Karina Izakova/Beverly Matsiwe (BEN) 6-4
2. Snighda Musugunthan/Maria Belen Vendrell (CONV) def. Gabriela Zelaya/Olivia Simms (BEN) 6-1
3. Valentina Aparicio/Chelsea Lewis (CONV) def. No player/No player (BEN), by forfeit

Match Notes:

The Valkyries will return to the court on Sunday, February 10, traveling to Johnson C. Smith to face the Golden Bulls in non-conference action. First serve is scheduled for noon.

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