Londre, Negron Collect Wins as Phoenix Falls to South Dakota
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – The Green Bay women’s tennis team showed improvements throughout its lineup on Friday evening against South Dakota, but the Phoenix ultimately fell 5-2 to the Coyotes at Western Racquet and Fitness Club.
Green Bay scored victories at the top two singles spots, as sophomore Stephanie Londre (Burlington, Wis.) won at No. 1 and freshman Claudia Negron (Lima, Peru) won at No. 2.
Londre claimed the first set 6-3 against the Coyotes' Rymma Maslova, but Maslova bounced back with a 6-0 win in the second to knot things up. Londre played an aggressive third-set tiebreaker and took home a hard-fought 10-7 win.
Negron won in straight sets at No. 2, running away with a convincing 6-3, 6-0 victory over Milica Pavlovic.
The Phoenix has two more home matches this weekend, welcoming IPFW on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and Bradley on Sunday at 10 a.m.
South Dakota 5, Green Bay 2
No. 1 - Rymma Maslova/Yuliya Sidenko (SD) def. Claudia Negron/Rachel Menos (GB) 8-2
No. 2 - Milica Pavlovic/Michelle Elkin (SD) def. Stephanie Londre/Lauren Miketinac (GB) 8-0
No. 3 - Dragana Brankovic/Yamini Reddy (SD) def. Carly Van Nuland/Noel Peck (GB) 8-1
No. 1 - Stephanie Londre (GB) def. Rymma Maslova (SD) 6-3, 0-6, 10-7
No. 2 - Claudia Negron (GB) def. Milica Pavlovic (SD) 6-3, 6-0
No. 3 - Yuliya Sidenko (SD) def. Lauren Miketinac (GB) 6-0, 6-2
No. 4 - Yamini Reddy (SD) def. Rachael Menos (GB) 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 - Dragana Brankovic (SD) def. Carly Van Nuland (GB) 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 - Nina Barudzic (SD) def. Noel Peck (GB) 6-4, 6-0
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