LOUISVILLE, Ky. — WKU Tennis closed out the weekend with a 5-2 loss versus Louisville on its home court at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center Saturday evening.
After the Cardinals (4-0) built a 1-0 lead winning the doubles point, the Lady Toppers (1-1) evened the score with senior Elpida Malamou clinching the singles No. 1 spot over Sena Suswam 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. Fellow senior Andreanna Christopoulou held her own going toe-to-toe with Aleksandra Mally, but came up short in a 7-6, 6-4 affair.
UofL would go on to win the next two matches before freshman Monica Malinen claimed her second win of the year, topping Olivia Boesing 6-4, 6-3.
At the No. 6 spot, Violetta Shatalova won the first set 6-4, before dropping the next two 0-6, 6-3 to Louisville’s Jessie Paul.
WKU will take the court again against Conference USA opponent Middle Tennessee on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. CT at the Adams Tennis Complex in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
1. Elpida Malamou (WKU) def. Sena Suswam (LOU) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
2. Aleksandra Mally (LOU) def. A. Christopoulou (WKU) 7-6, 6-4
3. Mariana Humberg (LOU) def. Natalia De Ugarte (WKU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Abbie Pahz (LOU) def. Cindy Oest (WKU) 6-1, 6-1
5. Monica Malinen (WKU) def. Olivia Boesing (LOU) 6-4, 6-3
6. Jessie Paul (LOU) def. Violetta Shatalova (WKU) 6-4, 0-6, 6-3
1. Pahz/Humberg (LOU) def. Christopoulou/Malamou (WKU) 6-3
2. Suswam/Boesing (LOU) def. Malinen/Friess (WKU) 7-5
3. Rodriguez/Paul (LOU) def. Oest/De Ugarte (WKU) 6-4
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