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Men’s Tennis: Savage Storm Men Down Bison, 6-3

SHAWNEE, Okla. - Southeastern bounced back from a 2-1 deficit after doubles play to win five of six singles matches and pick up a 6-3 win over Oklahoma Baptist on Monday evening in Shawnee, Okla.

The win keeps the Savage Storm undefeated, moving to 4-0 on the year heading into a noon matchup on Feb. 27 at McMurry in Abilene, Texas.

Alberto Blesa and Tiago Ferreira picked up the team’s lone doubles win at number two over the duo of Agustin Janssen and Francisco da Silva, 8-0.

Nathan Nelmes and Maritn Bedcarratz dropped a tight 8-6 matchup at number one, while Petar Popovic and Billy Haugen were tripped up 8-5 at number three.

The Storm rebounded in singles play with five win, highlighted by a Blesa victory at number one over Marco Carvajal, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1. Carvajal was the NAIA national runner up a season ago and ranked No. 2 in the nation this season.

Ferreira knotted the score at 3-3 with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Dario Macanovic at number three.

Bedcarratz then picked up a 7-6, 6-2 win at number four to put SE in front for good, which was followed by a 7-6, 6-4 win by Popovic at number five and a 6-4, 7-5 win at number six by Chris Carrilo.

Women’s Tennis: SE Women Drop Match at OBU

SHAWNEE, Okla. - Southeastern got off to a slow start in doubles and was unable to recover, falling on the road at Oklahoma Baptist 6-3 on Monday evening in Shawnee, Okla.

The loss drops the Savage Storm to 2-2 on the year heading into a Feb. 27 road match against McMurry at noon in Abilene, Texas.

SE’s number three doubles team of Elba Haugen and Marina Dias picked up the only Storm win in doubles, taking down the pair of Kelsi Lord and Kathryn Sild 8-4.

Conchi Assiego and Darija Catipovic dropped a narrow 8-5 match at number two doubles, while Brittany Tobin and Ilga Racicka-Racko were tripped up 8-0 at number one.

In singles play, Assiego bounced back to pick up a come-from-behind win, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 over Ashlynn Abbe at number three.

Tobin picked up the team’s third win with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Sild at number six.

Cassaundra Braaten and Haugen were each tripped up in three sets at numbers four and five, respectively, while OBU picked up wins at one and two as well to set the final of 6-3.

Singles: Anastasiia Baranova, OBU, def. Darija Catipovic, 6-2, 6-2; Kateryna Shkot, OBU, def. Ilga Racika-Racko, 6-4, 7-5; Conchi Assiego, SE, def. Ashlynn Abbe, 6-7, 6-4, 6-5; Olivia Charvat, OBU, def. Cassaundra Braetn, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2; Alex Morales, OBU, def. Elba Haugen, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2; Brittany Tobin, SE, def. Kathryn Sild, 6-1, 6-2.

Doubles: Baranova/Shkot, OBU, def. Tobin/Racika-Racko, 8-0; Abbe/Charvat, OBU, def. Assiego/Catipovic, 8-5; Haugen/Marina Dias, SE, def. Kelsi Lord/Sild, 8-4.

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