No. 13 Tarleton drops clash of LSC contenders in Stephenville

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STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton suffered a 4-3 loss to Cameron in Lone Star Conference action at the Potishman-Lard Tennis Complex in Stephenville Tuesday afternoon.

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Shelby Fillingame and Nathalie Ulander paired up in the No. 3 position and earned the first win of the day 6-3 in doubles, but Tarleton couldn’t complete the doubles point by falling 6-4 and 7-6 in the No. 2 and 1 matches, respectively.

In singles, Tarleton took three of the first four singles matches to take a 3-2 advantage. Neetika Sud handled the No. 2 match 6-1, 6-1 while Shelby Fillingame (6-1, 6-3) and Nathalie Ulander (6-2, 6-3) completed their perfect afternoon with wins in the No. 6 and 5 spots, respectively.

Ulander improved to a team-best 9-2 in singles play on the season and 3-0 in league action. Sud also improved to 3-0 in Lone Star Conference play.

The complete results are as follows:

DOUBLES

  1. Rebeka Velasova/Alisa Savina (CU) def. #43 Alicia Barbaroux/Neetika Sud (TSU) 7-6
  2. Sara Petric/Sarah Frendo (CU) def. Sherine Salem/Faustine Palatte (TSU) 6-4
  3. Shelby Fillingame/Nathalie Ulander (TSU) def. Melany Opolz/Pilar Jaurena (CU) 6-3

SINGLES

  1. #18 Sarah Frendo (CU) def. Alicia Barbaroux (TSU) 7-6, 6-3
  2. Neetika Sud (TSU) def. Rebeka Velasova (CU) 6-1, 6-1
  3. Sara Petric (CU) def. Sherine Salem (TSU) 6-3, 6-4
  4. Alisa Savina (CU) def. Faustine Palatte (TSU) 6-2, 6-4
  5. Nathalie Ulander (TSU) def. Melany Opolz (CU) 6-2, 6-3
  6. Shelby Fillingame (TSU) def. Pilar Jaurena (CU) 6-1, 6-3

Tarleton will get back to Lone Star Conference play Friday afternoon with a 2 p.m. showdown in Kingsville against the Javelinas.

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