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Midway women’s tennis defeats Eutectics, run win streak to three

The Midway University women’s tennis team finished the month of March on a strong note when they defeated St. Louis College of Pharmacy for their third straight victory on Friday, March 30, in St. Louis, Mo.

The Eagles would win all three doubles matches, while winning five of the six singles matches en route to the 8-1 victory over the Eutectics. Midway is now 9-5 overall on the season and have won five of their last six matches.

It didn’t take long for Midway to jump out to a 1-0 lead after a win at No. 3 doubles. Sophomore Madison Chambers teamed with freshman Amber Pierce and defeated Kelsie Hutson and Emilia Gautier by a final score of 8-1.

Not too long after that, the lead swelled to 2-0. Senior Gabby Meis teamed with sophomore Erin Byassee and won 8-2 at No. 1 doubles over Emily Stevenson and Nicole Savant.

The freshman duo of Annette Tran and Raquel Tyo then made it a clean sweep of doubles. Tran and Tyo took down Jenna Smith and Haley Anderson at No. 2 doubles by a final score of 8-4.

Then in singles action, Amber Pierce continued her strong play by winning in straight sets at No. 5 singles. The freshman won 6-2 and 6-0 over Dominique Vu to push Midway’s lead to 4-0.

Just a few minutes later, Annette Tran clinched the match with a straight sets victory at No. 1 singles. Tran defeated Nicole Savant at No. 2 singles by set scores of 6-0 and 6-0.

Even with the match in hand, Midway would continue to cruise in singles play. Erin Byassee won 6-4 and 7-6 over Jenna Smith at No. 3 singles, while Madison Chambers took down Haley Anderson in straight sets (6-4, 6-1) at No. 4 singles.

Raquel Tyo won Midway’s final point in the match and made the final score 8-1 with her win at No. 6 singles. She won 6-3 and 6-4 over Kelsie Hutson.

The Eagles are back in action when they travel to Indiana University Southeast on Friday, April 6. Then on Saturday, April 7, they travel to Indiana University East.

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