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MATCH NOTES: WKU Tennis heads west for spring break

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Tennis will head to the Golden State for a West Coast swing against three West Coast Conference programs for its annual spring break trip. The Lady Toppers will face Santa Clara on Saturday, San Francisco on Sunday and Pacific on Tuesday.

Schedule of Play (all times CT)
Saturday, March 11, 2 pm – WKU vs. Santa Clara
Sunday, March 12, 5 pm – WKU vs. San Francisco
Tuesday, March 14, 12 pm – WKU vs. Pacific

A little over the halfway point of the season, the Lady Toppers enter the matchup with a 6-3 record. On the trip, WKU is set to travel over 4,400 miles over the next five days.

Santa Clara (2-4) comes into the match after losing to Fresno State, 6-1, last Saturday. The Lady Toppers and the Broncos have never met previously.

Coming off a loss to fellow Conference USA opponent Middle Tennessee, 4-0, San Francisco owns a 2-7 record. The Dons and Tops will meet for the first time on Sunday.

Similar to WKU, Pacific (2-3) will be playing three matches in the coming days as well. The Tigers are coming off a weekend of no play, but most recently played on Feb. 25 falling to UC Davis 5-2.

WKU senior Elpida Malamou continues her strong start in 2017 tallying an 8-0 singles record as she owns a pair of wins over two Power Five No. 1 singles players. The Greece native, counting back from last season, has now won 21-straight singles matches.

Second on the teams in wins is freshman Monica Malinen boasting a 6-2 record, and junior Violetta Shatalova has won four-straight matches.

How to Follow the Lady Toppers: For complete information on WKU Lady Topper Tennis, follow the program via social media @WKUTennis on Twitter.

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